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Donations to Ebola Fight Trickling In

October 21, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Have you donated to efforts working to halt the Ebola epidemic? If not, you’re not alone. The Washington Postreports that charitable giving to such efforts has been far less than that for other major disasters. For example, almost all of the funding received by the American Red Cross to date for its Ebola efforts has …

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Ongoing Debate Over Political Pulpit Preaching

October 17, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in News, Nonprofits

Political campaign intervention by 501(c)(3) organizations is absolutely prohibited. Yet earlier this month, nearly 1,500 preachers nationwide banned together for the election-season ritual of political pulpit preaching that has been taking place since 2008. Alliance Defending Freedom is a 501(c)(3) conservative group that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith” …

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Paid Sick Leave to be Required by Law

October 16, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Employment Matters, News, Nonprofits

Does your organization provide paid sick leave to its employees? If it doesn’t now, it soon will have to. Effective July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide sick leave to most employees. Our friend Nicole Kamm from the law firm Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan fills us in on what the …

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Katrina Money Wasted?

October 13, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in News, Nonprofits

Federal auditors claim that the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, a nonprofit created to support the University of New Orleans, failed to account for more than $19 million it received from the federal government to repair damage it sustained during Hurricane Katrina. The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of …

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First Ice-Bucket Challenge Money Allocated

October 10, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Who knew getting people to pour cold water over their heads could be so profitable? It may be hard to believe, but the ALS Association took in $115 million over the summer thanks to the ice-bucket challenge clogging your Facebook newsfeed. Deciding what to do with the windfall presented a challenge to the Association as …

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Emailing Canadians? Read this First

October 9, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Fundraising, News, Nonprofits

Does your organization send fundraising emails to Canadians? Before you hit send, make sure that the correspondence is compliant with Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which went into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL doesn’t apply to all emails. If your nonprofit is simply emailing to request a donation then the law doesn’t apply. But …

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