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Advanced marketing opportunities for nonprofits
From Forbes
Nonprofit companies have very different goals and a different way of operating than your traditional business, so many of your typical online marketing strategies simply aren't optimized for nonprofits. Fortunately, some of the major online players like Google, YouTube and Facebook took this seriously and created customized options to help nonprofits really succeed. Too many companies still aren't taking advantage, so if you work with a nonprofit, the sooner you can learn about the opportunities out there, the better.
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Female CEOs share nonprofit challenge
From Sun Sentinel
After years helping female chief executives of businesses, the Commonwealth Institute is launching support groups in South Florida for women who run nonprofits, too. The new peer groups aim to address the specific concerns of female chiefs at nonprofits, including the constant need to raise funds and cultivate donors, plus the intense pressure of working generally with smaller staffs and fewer resources than CEOs at for-profit companies.
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Report: Average nonprofit spends 3.2 percent of budget on technology
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The average nonprofit technology budget accounted for 3.2 percent of total annual organizational spending, according to a new report. Most groups said their spending on hardware, software and consulting changed minimally compared with the previous year. The eighth annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report, published by the Nonprofit Technology Network, or NTEN, examines the roles of information technology and technology support staff in overall operations. The new findings are based on survey responses collected from 781 nonprofits for their current fiscal year.
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The Chicago nonprofit that's helping a million low-income students graduate
From Fast Company
One Million Degrees is a growing, comprehensive support program. Starting with a group of 21 students in 2005, the organization worked with 150 students during the 2013-2014 school year and expects that number to grow to 215 or more in the 2014-2015 school year. Early on, the program partnered with local education leaders and researchers, helping build the program and determine what support students needed to excel in community colleges, who often have demands that typical four-year college students don't face.
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Most activist groups actually suck at online fundraising — Here's how to change that
From Inside Philanthropy
There's an old proverb that goes like this: Give a nonprofit a grant and you feed it for a year. Teach it how to crowdfund and you can wash your hands of the place. Okay, that's not how the proverb actually goes. "But the idea of teaching 'a man to fish' came to mind as I was reading a study on digital fundraising by social justice groups," writes David Callahan. The upshot of the study, put out by Public Interest Projects, is that most of these groups still don't know how to fish and reel in lots of small donors.
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Philanthropist donates $650 million for psychiatric research
From Live Science
A Los Angeles philanthropist is donating $650 million to improve understanding of the genetic and molecular causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses. Ted Stanley, a businessman who made his fortune running MBI, a Connecticut company that markets and sells collectibles, donated most of his personal wealth to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, officials announced.
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Advanced marketing opportunities for nonprofits
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Nonprofit companies have very different goals and a different way of operating than your traditional business, so many of your typical online marketing strategies simply aren't optimized for nonprofits.

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Nonprofits can face perils in contracting out fundraising efforts
From Business In Savannah
A recent $24.6-million settlement between the New York State Attorney General's office and two direct mail companies raising funds for a new charity illustrate several pitfalls unwary nonprofits can encounter in contracting out large-scale fundraising efforts.

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IRS to rubber-stamp tax-exempt status for most charities after scandal
From TIME
Amid ongoing controversy over its scrutiny of nonprofits, the Internal Revenue Service has decided it will no longer screen approximately 80 percent of the organizations seeking tax-exempt charitable status each year.

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Weary Samaritan's team on front lines in Ebola crises
From Citizen-Times
Two American medical aid workers fighting Africa's largest recorded outbreak of Ebola virus remained in isolated care after contracting the deadly disease themselves, the relief organization Samaritan's Purse said. Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, medical director of Samaritan Purse's Ebola care center on the outskirts of the Liberian capital of Monrovia, was stable and in very serious condition, officials said.
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Blood bank merger would create 2nd largest in US
From Tampa Bay Business Journal
OneBlood Inc. wants to merge with another blood bank, the Pittsburgh-based Institute for Transfusion Medicine Inc. The merger would create the second-largest nonprofit blood bank in the county behind the Red Cross. It would have combined revenue of $480 million with 3,500 employees, the Orlando Business Journal said.
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Toward a nonprofit theory of leadership and organizational culture
From Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit organizations are different from business and government. One would reasonably expect to manage and govern them differently. However, in the absence of a general framework for nonprofit management, third sector organizations are under persistent pressure to look like something else.
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Report: Charitable giving will increase 5.7 percent in 2014
From The NonProfit Times
Charitable giving is estimated to increase 5.7 percent during 2014, according to the latest report from the Atlas of Giving. The 5.7 percent estimated increase in 2014 was revised from earlier predictions, which the company dubbed a "reduction." The Dallas-based Atlas released its initial estimates for giving in 2013 and 2014 in January and estimated that giving increased 13 percent from 2012 and 8.3 percent compared to 2013. The company's initial report pegged 2014's increase at 4 percent but subsequent revisions could not be found on its site.
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Nonprofits in California city on edge over push for $12.25 minimum wage
From San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland, California's Youth Employment Partnership spends roughly $1.8 million a year to give 800 hard-to-employ teens steady minimum-wage jobs that keep them away from vice and encourage them to appreciate a hard day's work. But the nonprofit could be forced to cut the jobs it offers by 30 percent next year if Oakland voters approve a plan in November to raise the city's minimum wage from $9 to $12.25 an hour starting March 1, its executive director said.
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Beyond the bylaws: A clarification of nonprofit board responsibilities
From The Huffington Post
A nonprofit director's duties may be much more difficult than those of a for-profit board member. Both types of directors have the same basic duties: fiduciary responsibilities; establishing, with staff input, mission vision and values; setting policies/strategies; over-viewing outcomes/impacts and conducting annual meetings.
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