Posts Tagged: donations

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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Biggest Donations of 2014 Announced

January 9, 2015 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, News, Nonprofits

While the two biggest charitable donations in 2014 came from men over 80, the top 10 biggest donors reinforced young technology wealth as an important player in philanthropy. The list includes large donations from Nicholas Woodman, the founders of GoPro camera company, and his wife, and Larry Page, a co-founder of Google. The top donation …

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IRS Top Tips for Year-End Charitable Donations

December 3, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, IRS, News, Nonprofits

As individuals and businesses get ready to make their year-end charitable donations, the IRS provides its top tips about giving: 1. If you are making a charitable contribution of clothing and household items (e.g., furniture, furnishings, electronics), they must generally be in good used condition or better to be tax-deductible. Donors must get written acknowledgments …

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Red Cross Responds to Mismanagement Reports

November 6, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, News, Nonprofits

We told you earlier this week about a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica into the mismanagement of the American Red Cross’ responses to Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy in 2012. In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Suzy DeFrancis, Chief Public Affairs Officer for the Red Cross, responded to that investigation. DeFrancis explained that the investigation …

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Media Declares Botched Red Cross Responses

November 3, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, News, Nonprofits

After two major hurricanes hit the east coast in 2012, many responded in a typical fashion – by donating to the American Red Cross. Indeed, the Red Cross received hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to assist with the storm relief. Did the donations go to waste? According to a joint investigation by ProPublica …

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