Category Archives: Grantmaking

British Officials Fear Terrorists Hijacking Charities

The Charity Commission, a British government watchdog for charities, is formally investigating 86 British aid organizations to determine whether their charitable funds have been hijacked by terrorists in Iraq and Syria to finance military operations. The Commission fears that extremists … Continue reading

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Off-the-Court Conflicts for the U.S.T.A.

As the U.S. Open got started this week, The New York Times was more interested in conflicts off the court than on it. An examination of the United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A.), the 501(c)(6) national governing body for the sport … Continue reading

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Google.org Selects Google Glass Nonprofit Guinea Pigs

Google.org, Google’s nonprofit arm, has chosen five nonprofits to test out new ways to use Google Glass, the Web-connected eyewear. The search attracted 1,300 submissions for how nonprofit organizations could uniquely use the new technology. A Google.org spokesperson explained that … Continue reading

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Google “Impact Challenge” Winners Announced

Google’s Impact Challenge sought to find the nonprofits with the most innovative ideas for making the Bay Area stronger. After 200,000 votes were cast in the 10 days after Google announced its 10 finalists, the four winners will each collect … Continue reading

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Help Google Select “Impact Challenge” Winners

Google recently announced the top 10 finalists for its Google Impact Challenge. Through the challenge, Google hopes to find the nonprofits with “the most innovative ideas for making the Bay Area stronger.” The Impact Challenge finalists were chosen by a … Continue reading

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Google Glass Grants for Nonprofits

Does your nonprofit have a unique idea for how it would use Google Glass, the Web-connected eyewear? If so, Google is looking for you. The company is trying to figure out new ways for nonprofits to use the new technology. … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Small Family Foundations

You have probably heard of behemoth family foundations, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, taking on huge causes, like fighting AIDS and malaria. Is it possible for smaller family foundations to also make an impact? YES, according to the … Continue reading

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Choose Grant Recipients Wisely

How carefully does your nonprofit’s board choose grant recipients? If you don’t know, here is a wake-up call. One Fund Boston, the 501(c)(3) established to assist victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, recently approved payment of $480,000 … Continue reading

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Government Funding to Require Quantifiable Results?

Here’s a novel idea: When you pay for something, expect something in return. Harriet McDonald, Executive Vice President of the Doe Fund in New York, is challenging governments to do just that. In her Chronicle of Philanthropy article, McDonald argues … Continue reading

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How to Make it to Hollywood

The Academy Awards are announced this Sunday. Why is this mentioned on a 501(c)(3) law blog? Believe it or not, Oscars and nonprofits have something in common! Of course, many documentaries and shorts are produced by or with funding from … Continue reading

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