Posts Categorized: Non-profits

Click a Button, Find a Grant, Now a Reality

Your wish came true! In a recent blog post, we told you about a bill passed by the California legislature that would allow nonprofits to click a button to find all state grants for which it may be eligible. As we and others suggested, thousands of Californians contacted Governor Brown and signed petitions to ask …

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Click a Button, Find a Grant

Do you ever wish your nonprofit could click “google” to locate government grant opportunities? That wish may come true in California. Finding government grant opportunities is a frustrating process, especially for nonprofits that have limited resources. In part, this is because there is no centralized location that lists all state grants. Thus, a nonprofit seeking grants …

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Current Challenges in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit organizations in the United States constantly struggle with operational and financial challenges. Speculation about the common challenges faced by our nation’s nonprofits is abound, but what do the concrete statistics say? The BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence recently released a report from its survey of 105 nonprofits that reveals the current challenges nonprofits are …

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Data Breaches at Nonprofits

August 9, 2017 Posted by Laura Antonelli in Non-profits, Nonprofits, Privacy

Everyone hears about data breaches hitting large companies like Yahoo!, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony, and Target. Nonprofit organizations also have crippling data breaches. Earlier this year, a small nonprofit in Indiana fell prey to hackers, reports KQED. The organization is Little Red Door, whose mission is to reduce the financial and emotional burdens of cancer and …

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Protecting the Public from Charity Scams

July 11, 2017 Posted by Laura Antonelli in Conflict of Interest, Donations, News, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Scams

Beware of charity scams. Do your homework before donating. Those are the warnings issued to the public by CNBC in a recent report about fraudulent nonprofits. The CNBC report focused on an unprecedented enforcement action in 2015. The Federal Trade Commission, along with all 50 states and other law enforcement authorities, filed a complaint against …

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California’s Crackdown on Nonprofits

May 30, 2017 Posted by Laura Antonelli in News, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Uncategorized

Nonprofits should take note that there is a new sheriff in town. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is cracking down on nonprofits that are breaking the law. Becerra’s public statements indicate that he will bring stronger enforcement against charities. So far, he has. Since Becerra became Attorney General, the State of California has initiated litigation …

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