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These young NGO leaders bring depth of experience to US nonprofits
From Nonprofit Quarterly
A chance encounter with almost any of the Atlas Service Corps fellows would lead you to ask for their resumes and offer them jobs on the spot. These young women and men from countries around the world bring their impressive nongovernmental organization experience to U.S.-based nonprofits, where they will spend the next year expanding learning new tools and skills to bring back to their home countries. Our bet is that their American NGO employers, if they're smart, will be the beneficiaries of an infusion of talent that they will be thrilled to have stumbled onto.
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Millennial donors likely to favor social and environmental causes
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Financial advisers hoping to win the business of millennials set to inherit tens of trillions of dollars over the next several decades should master the language of philanthropy, The Wall Street Journal writes. Experts note research showing the generation now aged 20 to 35 is overwhelmingly committed to philanthropy. They recommend that advisers mind how they frame philanthropic discussions with younger donors who, having grown up in a globalized world, are more likely than their baby-boomer parents to favor internationally minded charities that focus on social and environmental issues and can demonstrate results.
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Bring your fundraising online: 5 steps to increase online donations
From Business 2 Community
With new channels — like email, social, mobile and Web — nonprofits have never had more opportunities to stay in touch with the people who matter most to their organization. But even with all the tools available, you may feel that your organization still has room for improvement when it comes to generating donations online. Don't panic. A few small adjustments in your strategy can make a big difference in how your contacts perceive you and how likely they are to contribute.
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The famous ROI report and what it means
From The NonProfit Times
Return on investment is important for any fundraising effort. But while many nonprofit executives preach the need for ROI, not as many understand the need for an ROI report. During the Association of Fundraising Professionals Annual Conference on Fundraising, Carrie Collins of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia made a case for an ROI report. Collins said such a report is a critical measurement tool to aid organizational operations.
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To create meaningful change, you don't have to reinvent the wheel
From Associations Now
When the opportunity exists to improve a product or service for your members, be sure you go about it the right way. One young professional shares her story of adding value to a publication members already knew and loved.
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What does 'not charitable enough' mean when it comes to tax exemption?
From Nonprofit Quarterly
A tax court in Oregon recently ruled a local nonprofit was "not charitable enough," with the result that it will now be liable for local property taxes. Concurrently, a New Jersey lawsuit against Princeton University continues to move ahead, focusing on a very similar issue: What is charitable? In the case of Princeton University, local residents have challenged the university's tax-exempt status and nonprofit designation, asserting that profits from patent deals make it more like a business than a charity. An attorney for local residents, Bruce Afran, says the university has made more than billion dollars from such patent agreements.
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These young NGO leaders bring depth of experience to US nonprofits
From Nonprofit Quarterly
A chance encounter with almost any of the Atlas Service Corps fellows would lead you to ask for their resumes and offer them jobs on the spot. These young women and men from countries around the world bring their impressive NGO experience to U.S.-based nonprofits.

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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.

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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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Is the NFL skirting the tax man?
From CNN
Did the National Football League make $10.5 billion in 2013, pay its chief executive Roger Goodell $44.2 million, yet pay no taxes to Uncle Sam? Well, yes and no. The National Football League pays taxes through its various moneymaking offshoots, such as NFL Properties and NFL Ventures, but the league office in midtown Manhattan, which paid Goodell his very handsome salary, doesn't. The reason goes back to 1942 when the IRS ruled the NFL was a trade association for its now 32-member teams and therefore exempt from taxes as a nonprofit under section 501(c)6 of the tax code.
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Better board governance: Is it the same for both business and nonprofit organizations?
From The Huffington Post
Both BoardSource in 2012 and the Charted Global Management Accountant in 2012 have issued reports on improving board governance. The former group focuses on nonprofit boards and the latter focuses on business boards globally. Both the nonprofit and business organization reports listed prime areas for board improvement or focus. Although the CGMA report did not differentiate from the BoardSource report on the types of strategy — strategic vs. operational — the "risk oversight" notation can indicate there is a need for greater board focus on long-term strategy.
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What nonprofits need to know about innovation software
From Business 2 Community
With the contemporary focus on driving change and global growth, innovation is certainly not just for technology geeks and marketing mavens. Businesses, in order to sustain themselves, need to maintain an edge over competitors, and this holds true in the nonprofit sector as well. Innovation technology can help not-for-profit organizations, even if they are not traditionally associated with high-level technology adoption.
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Nonprofit CEO pay raises are still below prerecession levels
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Raises for nonprofit chief executives are growing but at a much slower rate than before the 2008 recession, a new study finds. The median pay increase for top executives at nonprofits was 2.2 percent in 2012, up from 2 percent in 2011 and 1.6 percent in 2010. While that figure has been growing, however, the increases were still far below the 4 to 6 percent raises CEOs were earning before the recession, says Chuck McLean, vice president for research at GuideStar and the author of the study.
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