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How to attract talented millennials to your nonprofit
From Forbes
Recently, nonprofits and social enterprises have really been stepping up their branding game to attract younger demographics. It's been working — according to a 2014 study by Deloitte, 63 percent of millennials donate to charities and 43 percent actively volunteer or are a member of a community organization. The charitable organizations that are most successful in involving younger generations have a few things in common that others can learn from.
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The New York Times revisits NFL nonprofitness as football season begins
From Nonprofit Quarterly
As readers know by now, the NFL is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(6) of the revenue codes. This is the classification set aside for trade associations — groups that are in business to promote and create a positive business environment for their particular trade. And there are a lot of them. As is also obvious, the NFL makes lots of money, with revenues of more than $9 billion and the commissioner, Roger Goodell, hoping for that to increase to $25 billion. The NFL supports only 32 teams, not professional football as a profession, and controls TV rights, merchandising and more. So, is it really a nonprofit organization?
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Using social listening to focus your nonprofit online marketing
From Business 2 Community
The rapid ascendancy of social media over the past decade, with 71 percent of adults visiting social media sites through early 2014, has not gone unnoticed by nonprofits, about half of whom (48 percent) recognize its importance to their overall marketing strategy. Still, 67 percent of 9,000 small- and medium-size nonprofits in a March, 2014 survey report having no social media strategy. This data begs some important questions: if nonprofits understand that social media is important to their success, why do so few have a comprehensive strategy? Furthermore, why are they unwilling to commit the resources necessary to make their social media campaigns successful?
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Report: Nonprofit hospitals' 2013 revenue lowest since recession
From The New York Times
Nonprofit hospitals last year had their worst financial performance since the Great Recession, according to a report. The poor operating performance of many hospitals underscored some of the changes in the health care system as the federal government and private health plans became less willing to pay for hospital care and changed the way they paid hospitals in an effort to reduce costs. Hospital revenue growth slowed to a nominal low in 2013 — 3.9 percent — as hospital admissions fell for the first time, according to the report by Moody's Investors Service.
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Senate investigators find no IRS bias against conservatives
From The Washington Times
The Senate's chief investigative panel has concluded that there was no political bias in the agency's targeting of nonprofit groups for special scrutiny, saying that while the questions were intrusive, the IRS inspector general blew the matter out of proportion. Investigators from the permanent subcommittee on investigations, controlled by Democrats, blamed Internal Revenue Service leaders for mismanagement but cleared them of charges that they tried to unfairly target tea party or other conservative groups. They said the agency also asked probing questions of some liberal groups.
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How to attract talented millennials to your nonprofit
From Forbes
Recently, nonprofits and social enterprises have really been stepping up their branding game to attract younger demographics. It's been working — according to a 2014 study by Deloitte, 63 percent of millennials donate to charities and 43 percent actively volunteer or are a member of a community organization.

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Labor Department requires nonprofits pay back wages to disabled workers
From Nonprofit Quarterly
The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered that 17 organizations pay $118,000 in back wages to 1,193 workers, almost all with disabilities. Twenty-nine organizations were investigated; for the most part, they were nonprofits with federal licenses to pay less than the standard minimum wage to workers whose productivity is affected by a disability.

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After public outcry, IRS to 'reconsider' its attempt to police nonprofit speech
From Forbes
Americans sent a clear message to the Internal Revenue Service about its proposal to restrict the speech rights of nonprofit groups like the Alliance for Justice, NAACP and the National Rifle Association: Stop.

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Millions in grants available for impact philanthropy learning
From The NonProfit Times
Seven foundations have pooled $6 million to fund the first year of grants for a consortium that hopes to provide funding for programs that improve philanthropy and impact. Co-chaired by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the funders announced the creation of the Fund for Shared Insight. The $6 million for the first year covers administrative costs, evaluation and grants ($5.4 million). The fund's leaders hope to grant between $5 million and $6 million each year for the next three years.
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1 nonprofit's acronym problem
From Associations Now
Many names have been used to describe the jihadist terror organization that has dominated the news in recent weeks. Media organizations, for the most part, have settled on the acronym ISIS. Another ISIS — the Institute for Science and International Security — has a problem with that.
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What key elements make a nonprofit board great?
From The Huffington Post
According to an old Chinese proverb — the wise man learns from his own experience — the wiser man learns from the experience of others. A group of 300 for-profit directors recently took the time to answer questions posed by the RHR International and NYSE Governance Services. Their opinions were subsequently compiled and published in a major study "about the crucial elements in making and maintaining a strong board." Here are estimations on how these findings can apply to nonprofit boards.
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New tool puts dollar value on social projects
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Measuring the social impact of building low-cost housing, child-care centers, and health clinics in poor neighborhoods isn't easy. But a new online tool takes a stab at putting a dollar value on such building projects, based on the best available social-science research. The Social Impact Calculator is the result of the Low Income Investment Fund's effort to measure the effect of its own work.
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