This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit March 11, 2015

Home   About Us   Free Resources   Membership   National Directory   Product Catalog   Contact Us      



 

Report: The nonprofit sector is going on a hiring spree this year
From The Huffington Post
Half of U.S. nonprofits plan on creating new positions this year, and will outpace the private sector while they’re at it, according to a recent Nonprofit HR report. The industry is expected to continue to grow as the economy recovers and charitable giving rises.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Maine considers a property tax on some nonprofits
From The New York Times
Nonprofit organizations across the country are closely watching Maine as it considers becoming the first state to impose property taxes on hospitals, private colleges and summer camps under a plan put forth by Gov. Paul LePage. LePage's proposal has sparked a fiery debate over what impact nonprofits have on their communities and whether they should have to cover the costs for municipal services they receive.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Postal commission rejects rate hikes that angered nonprofits
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Postal Regulatory Commission rejected a rate increase proposal that had angered many nonprofits that publish printed magazines like Consumer Reports and Guideposts. The nonprofits complained of big spikes in the cost of mailing those publications. The commission sent the proposal back to the Postal Service and ordered changes. Under new rates proposed in January by the U.S. Postal Service, the postage increase for nonprofit periodicals was capped at 1.9 percent under a 2006 law that ties postage increases to the rate of inflation.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


House bill would ban IRS from gift taxes on nonprofits
From The Washington Times
A key House Republican introduced a bill to ban the IRS from taxing gifts to nonprofits, trying to make sure the tax agency isn't able to selectively target conservative organizations by singling them out for scrutiny. Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, said the bill will make sure that when someone gives large donations to nonprofit organizations, nobody will have to pay a gift tax on the transaction, ensuring that all of the money goes to the work of the organization.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Blackbaud report: Fundraising insights for smaller and mid-sized nonprofits
From Nonprofit Quarterly
Comparison data alone won't help a nonprofit understand whether its level of individual contributions can be substantially improved, but every data point helps in a community starved to know whether there's something else that can be done to persuade a couple more pennies in gifts. Blackbaud has released the 2014 Charitable Giving Report, and while the data raises some questions, it is certainly a welcome addition to understanding a section of the field.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Endowments could damage the sector
From The NonProfit Times
The President of the United States threatens to veto any and all legislation that reduces or even keeps static federal tax deductions for donors. Localities are seeking to strip nonprofits of certain exemptions, particularly property tax relief. It's only a matter of time before caps are placed on the amounts nonprofits can raise that are eligible to be deductible. The misguided legislators pushing to eliminate or reduce deductions will only have to point to Harvard University and its endowment as its prime example of what is wrong with the endowments of some individual organizations.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed our previous issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Blurring the nonprofit and for-profit divide (From Insider Higher Ed)
Why should they volunteer? (By William D. Pawlucy)
The rarely used resource: Fellow nonprofit peers (From CNN)
How nonprofits are using digital platforms (From Associations Now)
The nonprofit sector's top 2015 talent predictions (From Business 2 Community)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


3 smart strategies to boost your online fundraising
From The Fundraising Authority
Gone are the days when nonprofits wonder if they really can raise money online. Case studies, news reports and personal experiences have shown that organizations can raise significant amounts of money through websites, email, crowdfunding campaigns and other online strategies. For many nonprofits, however, significant online revenue has remained out of reach. Developing the right strategy can help nonprofits of all sizes raise more money online with less stress and hassle. Here are things you can do to significantly boost your online fundraising starting today.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


5 translation mistakes to avoid in your multilingual nonprofit communications
From Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Here is a little-known fact: More than 300 languages are spoken in the United States. That may sound like a lot, but in fact, almost 7,000 languages are spoken worldwide. Nonprofit leaders have always been sensitive to the needs of their multilingual communities. Now some are looking for ways to integrate a translation process into their content marketing strategy. To be sure, repurposing content in other languages is a smart move, particularly for organizations that develop educational text or infographics that could enlighten the lives of immigrants.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Miss an issue of Nonprofit Currents? Click here to visit the Nonprofit Currents archive page.


Social media stars ascend as top partners for nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When Tyler Oakley posted a YouTube video last year asking his audience to mark his 25th birthday by donating to the Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention hotline for gay and lesbian youths, he set an ambitious goal: $150,000. Using the donation platform Prizeo, Oakley went on to raise more than half a million dollars, making him the nonprofit's largest individual fundraiser in 2014.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Less is more when it comes to setting goals
By Robert C. Harris
Many planning retreats result in a to-do list. The board assigns projects and tasks to committees and staff who are already overloaded. It takes a seasoned leader or facilitator to communicate that planning is not simply for adding ideas but also for analysis, focus and abandonment. With a finite amount of resources, the strategic plan should hone in on the association's core competencies. No board should feel bad about a plan that appears to be smaller or have fewer projects.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FASB moving ahead with nonprofit update
From CFO
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has taken a further step toward making the financial statements of nonprofits more useful amid some concerns that the proposed changes will make the standards system more complex. FASB voted 5–2 at a meeting to issue a proposal to update the current net asset classification scheme and the information about liquidity, financial performance, and cash flows that nonprofits are required to disclose. The proposal will be made available for public comment in the middle of April.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 



Nonprofit Currents
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Esther Cho, Content Editor, 469.420.2671  
Contribute news

Jason Chmura, Membership Director, 734.451.3582  
Become a member


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Nonprofit Currents was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.

Recent issues

Feb. 25, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063