Thursday, March 26, 2015

Charity audits threaten to silence those seeking change: report | Daily Brew - Yahoo News Canada

Charity audits threaten to silence those seeking change: report | Daily Brew - Yahoo News Canada: "“Calling for a change in laws is considered political,” Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the centre, tells Yahoo Canada News.
Charitable organizations are living in fear that speaking out will earn them an audit, and potentially see them lose their charitable status, he says."



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Charity audits threaten to silence those seeking change: report | Daily Brew - Yahoo News Canada

Charity audits threaten to silence those seeking change: report | Daily Brew - Yahoo News Canada: "“Calling for a change in laws is considered political,” Calvin Sandborn, legal director of the centre, tells Yahoo Canada News.
Charitable organizations are living in fear that speaking out will earn them an audit, and potentially see them lose their charitable status, he says."



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Study Finds Men Focus Charitable Efforts on Children - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Study Finds Men Focus Charitable Efforts on Children - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Men cited helping children as their top cause for volunteering and donating to charity, a new study has found.

The findings suggest that family dynamics might play a larger role in motivating men to give and volunteer than fundraisers, communications staff, and others working on behalf of charities have realized, says Brittany Hill, the study’s lead researcher."



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New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP

New Research: “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” - AFP Foundations for Philanthropy - AFP: "he AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to share the research conducted by Dr. Pauline O’Connor with the Centre for Voluntary Sector Studies at Ryerson University.  She was the first recipient under the Foundation’s Research Committee award.  The research titled, “The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability” is provided in both its full form as well as an executive summary."



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Monday, March 09, 2015

Grant-Maker Pay Outpaces Inflation Since Recession, Report Says : FundRaising Success

Grant-Maker Pay Outpaces Inflation Since Recession, Report Says : FundRaising Success: "Foundation program officers and chief executives received salary increases during the past five years that slightly outpaced inflation, according to a survey released Thursday. According to the Council on Foundations’ latest study"



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Friday, March 06, 2015

Sector Not Paying To Develop New Leaders - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Sector Not Paying To Develop New Leaders - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "Jagpal and Ryan Schlegel wrote the report, released by NCRP and titled “Cultivating Nonprofit Leadership: A (Missed?) Philanthropic Opportunity.” The report lays out the importance of leadership development, analyzes data from the Foundation Center, and offers recommendations for supporting and enhancing nonprofit leaders.

Leadership development can lead to collaboration and innovation, prevents burnout and has a “multiplier effect” on an organization, according to the report. “This report explores leadership development as a tool to create transformational change,” wrote Jagpal and Schlegel."



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Monday, March 02, 2015

Are they charitable nonprofits? - Cleveland Business News - Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Crain's Cleveland Business

Are they charitable nonprofits? - Cleveland Business News - Northeast Ohio and Cleveland - Crain's Cleveland Business: "In a 2014 research paper called “Trickle Down Charity,” the Case Western Reserve University law professor argues that many economic development groups should not be able to qualify as 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

That means they're considered charities in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, which allows them to receive tax-deductible donations. "



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