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New rules on hiring persons with disabilities: Heads up, nonprofits!
Persons with disabilities are the most widespread minority group in the U.S., with membership that includes whites as well as people of color, the affluent, the middle class, and the poor, and people from cities, suburbs, and rural areas—and, due to this country’s prolonged military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, a population of veterans who, until one incident or one accident overseas, would never have thought of themselves as disabled and needing assistance or accommodations for finding work in the private sector. Challenges for persons with disabilities may be the civil rights issue that has gotten the least public attention and action in our society.
From NonProfit Quarterly
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90 percent of kids give to charity
Nine out of 10 children give money to charity, according to a study released recently. While some just give pennies, the efforts that parents and others are making to encourage giving show that charities would benefit by doing more to start early to nurture future generations of donors, says Debra Mesch, director of Indiana University’s Women’s Philanthropy Institute and one of the authors of the report.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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The 990-PF is the grantseeker's friend
The information summarized in a funding database provides glimpses of a private foundation’s priorities and giving habits. But savvy grantseekers know they need the full picture before making contact or submitting a grant proposal. Foundation websites can fill in the missing pieces, but many foundations don’t have websites. What’s a grantseeker to do?
From The NonProfit Times
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Senator pushes to end sports leagues' nonprofit status
While the NFL is organized as an exempt nonprofit under the current law, it isn’t the only one. The National Hockey League and golf’s PGA Tour hold similar statuses, according to Coburn. However, the National Basketball Association has always been a for-profit endeavor, and Major League Baseball gave up its nonprofit status in 2007 in an effort to avoid publicly reporting executive salaries, the Atlanta Journal Constitution noted in 2012. Bad news for the NFL: After noting the financial success of professional sports leagues, Sen. Tom Coburn is pushing to change tax regulations that allow them to operate as 501(c)(6) nonprofits.
From AssociationsNow
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AIDS nonprofit group faces union campaign
A group of medical providers at clinics run by an influential but controversial AIDS-focused nonprofit group have launched a bid to unionize, saying that the organization's leadership has lost sight of its mission and patient care is suffering. Doctors, nurses and physicians assistants in the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Los Angeles and Bay Area clinics have been engaged in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the organization's leadership for the last two months.
From Los Angeles Times
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Boston mayoral candidate wants to expand reach of nonprofits, charities
In releasing his blueprint, Walczak points to his 40-year experience in the nonprofit sector, saying those organizations are critical to transforming struggling neighborhoods, stabilizing local business districts, creating jobs, and taking on challenges beyond their scope or mission. But while they are “life-blood of Boston,’’ they are underutilized and there is a duplication of services, Walczak said.
From The Boston Globe
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Nonprofits are growing. What is it they do?
The U.S. nonprofit sector has survived surprisingly well since the 2008 financial crisis. Even during the depths of the downturn, its revenue rose steadily. Today, nonprofit sales of goods and services to households amount to almost $1 trillion a year -- or more than five percent of gross domestic product. This continues a longer trend. From 2000 to 2010, nonprofit revenue increased by more than 40 percent in inflation-adjusted terms, Amy Blackwood, Katie Roeger and Sarah Pettijohn of the Urban Institute estimate.
From Bloomberg
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Nike's Phil Knight pledges $500 million to cancer research
Cancer screening tests and treatment options have improved significantly over the past years. Even though researchers have made huge advances in science, more still needs to be done. Now the founder of Nike, Phil Knight, has provided some more incentive for cancer research. Knight and his wife, Penny, have pledged $500 million to Oregon Health and Science University.
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New rules on hiring persons with disabilities: Heads up, nonprofits!
From NonProfit Quarterly
Persons with disabilities are the most widespread minority group in the U.S., with membership that includes whites as well as people of color, the affluent, the middle class, and the poor, and people from cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

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The pulpit should be free of politics
From Los Angeles Times
Churches and other nonprofits long have been forbidden from endorsing political candidates. But erratic enforcement of the law has emboldened supporters of legislation in Congress that would end the restriction.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper pops off about the nonprofit sector: He has a point
From Nonprofit Quarterly
Anderson Cooper has had a continuing review of the reporting of Drew Griffin of the Kids Wish Network, the nation’s worst charity, as identified in the investigative series published by the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times.

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Using inbound marketing to create advocacy for nonprofits
Inbound marketing is about creating content your audience adores. The experts at HubSpot call it lovable marketing. Business 2 Community thinks nonprofits have the best outlet for creating lovable marketing, and wants to explore how nonprofits with members can turn their membership base into their biggest advocates.
From Business 2 Community
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