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When marriages between nonprofits and corporations sour
From Fortune
What do you get when Pampers and UNICEF marry up to take care of babies? Tetanus shots. Lots of them. In June, Procter & Gamble's Pampers brand celebrated the ninth anniversary of its partnership with UNICEF, where Pampers donates a portion of its proceeds to UNICEF for tetanus shots. So far, P&G says it has raised $50 million through Pampers to purchase 300 million tetanus vaccines around the world. These types of corporate-nonprofit setups are on the rise, in large part because companies are recognizing the positive halo they give their brand.
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Social impact investments get boost from White House
From The NonProfit Times
Nearly $200 million in commitments by a coalition of foundations will help drive $1.5 billion toward impact investing as the group also issued policy recommendations to incentivize impact investing. The U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing released its policy recommendations as part of a White House roundtable recently. The White House announced more than 20 new commitments from "investment firms, foundations and family offices that will drive more than $1.5 billion into impact investments that tackle pressing problems at the national and global level over the next five years."
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The philanthropy of the 98 percenters
From Forbes
While most of the media spotlight is cast on the issues of Big Philanthropy, such as the Giving Pledge or philanthropic ideas of Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, this has little relation to how most Americans give. There are some 86,000 philanthropic foundations in the United States, and 98 percent of them have assets of less than $50 million. This high number of private foundations has its roots in typically American characteristics.
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5 things volunteers need to hear you say
By Deborah Wipf
Volunteers who are dedicated, trustworthy and willing to work hard are incredible assets to any nonprofit organization. If your current volunteer program is struggling, you might be surprised at how many people would be willing to serve if they were offered the chance. Paying closer attention to how and what you communicate just might be the catalyst you need to grow your volunteer team. Here are five things volunteers need to hear you say.
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IRS sheds light on next attempt at nonprofit political activity rules
From Associations Now
The Internal Revenue Service will propose new rules next year that will clarify the amount of political activity allowed for tax-exempt organizations, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview with the Center for Public Integrity. The new rules would address questions left unanswered from the first set of rules the agency released last fall. The initial proposal sought to clarify how much political activity is allowable for 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. The rule drew more than 150,000 comments and criticism from varied interests.
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When marriages between nonprofits and corporations sour
From Fortune
In June, Procter & Gamble's Pampers brand celebrated the ninth anniversary of its partnership with UNICEF, where Pampers donates a portion of its proceeds to UNICEF for tetanus shots. So far, P&G says it has raised $50 million through Pampers to purchase 300 million tetanus vaccines around the world.

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To get an A in philanthropy class, give away $50,000
From The New York Times
Vinay Sridharan must make it through microeconomic theory and the writings of Proust before the end of his senior year at Northwestern in June. But in one course, the final project is far less abstract: give away $50,000. It is also far more difficult than it may seem.

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IRS readying shorter application form
From The NonProfit Times
The Internal Revenue Service plans to release a shorter version of its application for tax-exemption (Form 1023 EZ) within the next month and reduce the backlog of the longest applications by the end of the fiscal year. Tamera L. Ripperda, director, exempt organizations, in the Tax Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS, provided the update during a session at the AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry Conference.

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Why nonprofits should start looking to the cloud
From Business News Daily
Several years ago, when cloud solutions first became popular, businesses of all sizes jumped on board and migrated to the cloud for their storage and communications needs. Nonprofits, in general, have been slower to adapt to this trend, but many are beginning to take advantage of the many benefits of cloud software.
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Using loans: A 101 guide to borrowing for nonprofit organizations
From Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit organizations are founded and operated with a focus on a mission to serve their communities. This makes them different from businesses, which operate with a goal of making a profit for their owners. Yet nonprofits share many characteristics with businesses — both have revenues, expenses, personnel and facilities. Like businesses, nonprofit organizations sometimes need cash in the form of a loan to operate their programs effectively. Astute managers and boards understand that loans can be a tool that can help their nonprofit grow and succeed.
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Wealthy say volunteering, not money, is best way to help the poor
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nine in 10 wealthy Americans say they want to help close the income gap between the rich and the poor, according to a new study. But only 39 percent say donating money to charities that provide education and employment programs is the way to help the disadvantaged. Wealthy individuals put more stock in volunteering as a way to help the poor: 48 percent said giving their time and talents to programs that aid the disadvantaged would help create a more level economy.
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9 reasons rich people don't give away more money
From Inside Philanthropy
"Nearly every day, I come across a billionaire I've never heard of who's engaged in serious philanthropy. But for every one of these donors, there are a couple other billionaires whose giving is paltry, or even non-existent," writes David Callahan. So why do so many billionaires give away so little money compared to their capacity? Here are nine reasons gleaned from our travels—or, as some might argue, nine excuses.
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