The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Managing http://philanthropy.com/section/Managing/248/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:41:07 EDT <![CDATA[House Passes Bill Designed to Encourage Gifts to Charity]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147801/ http://philanthropy.com/article/House-Passes-Bill-Designed-to/147801/ The legislation would make permanent three tax items that have been regularly extended on an annual basis, as well as lower the excise tax on private foundations.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[House to Vote on Bill to Encourage Charitable Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147777/ http://philanthropy.com/article/House-to-Vote-on-Bill-to/147777/ The legislation would boost the tax benefits of giving IRA funds to charity and let people claim charitable deductions on their previous year's taxes until April 15.

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:53:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Charities Kick Off Experiments With Google Glass]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Charities-Kick-Off-Experiments/147723/ Nonprofits working on a range of causes, including the arts and health care, won a chance to use the new devices to advance their missions and fundraising.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Activist Challenges IRS Over Release of Social-Security Numbers on Tax Forms]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147727/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Activist-Challenges-IRS-Over/147727/ Carl Malamud says the tax agency’s failure to remove the personal data from 9,000 Forms 990 that he bought from the IRS is a violation of federal privacy laws.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:45:23 EDT
<![CDATA[With a Few Pay-for-Success Plans Under Way, the Idea Is Gaining Currency and Criticism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147621/ http://philanthropy.com/article/With-a-Few-Pay-for-Success/147621/ Concerns about cheating and the capacity of nonprofits to handle complicated projects are not getting enough attention, some say.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Investors, Not Foundations, Lead Impact-Bond Push]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147629/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Investors-Not-Foundations/147629/ Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and wealthy philanthropists are putting money into the pay-for-success approach.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Supreme Court Decisions Will Spur Activism, Says New Leader of Ms. Foundation]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147595/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Supreme-Court-Decisions-Will/147595/ Teresa Younger, a veteran of campaigns for women’s rights, plans to focus on greater inclusion in meeting the group’s mission.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:24:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Catholic Charities President Leaves Legacy of Antipoverty Advocacy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147585/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Catholic-Charities-President/147585/ The Rev. Larry Snyder thinks traditional "safety-net" programs help people survive but often fail to help them thrive.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Releases EZ Application for Charity Status]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Releases-EZ-Application/147469/ The federal agency says 70 percent of new nonprofits are likely to use the short form.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:30:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Catholic Charities Leader to Step Down]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147461/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Catholic-Charities-Leader-to/147461/ Rev. Larry Snyder to take role at U. of St. Thomas.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:20:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Judge Rejects IRS Effort to Dismiss Open-Records Case]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147299/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Judge-Rejects-IRS-Effort-to/147299/ Public.Resource.Org is seeking to force the tax agency to release Form 990 data in a digitally searchable format.

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:15:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Government, Foundations Turn to Cash Prizes to Generate Solutions]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147255/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Government-Foundations-Turn/147255/ Competitions are now popular to stimulate innovative answers to vexing social and technological problems, a report finds.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:02:26 EDT
<![CDATA[IRS Open-Records Lawsuit Likely to Proceed, Judge Says]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147251/ http://philanthropy.com/article/IRS-Open-Records-Lawsuit/147251/ A public-interest group wants changes in Form 990 to make information on nonprofits searchable online.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Somaly Mam Foundation Must Do More Than Rebrand]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147233/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Somaly-Mam-Foundation-Must-Do/147233/ The anti-trafficking organization faces a tough road ahead after allegations that its founder fabricated stories about victims, experts say. 

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:54:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Records Activist Shuts Down Nonprofit Data Website in Protest]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Open-Records-Activist-Shuts/147177/ Carl Malamud, who is suing to get the Internal Revenue Service to release nonprofit tax forms in digital format, shut down the free online database he maintained containing millions of nonprofit filings going back to 2002.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:28:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Google Awards Grants in Bay Area]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147111/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Google-Awards-Grants-in-Bay/147111/ Four nonprofits have won $500,000 each in the company’s Impact Challenge.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Network for Good Lures Investment]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147081/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Network-for-Good-Lures/147081/ The nonprofit created a for-profit subsidiary to accept financing for its expansion.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Would Force IRS to Release Nonprofit Tax Forms Digitally]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147077/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lawsuit-Would-Force-IRS-to/147077/ Tired of waiting for data, watchdog groups are creating new ways to shed light on charity operations.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Access to Nonprofit Finances: a Timeline]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147131/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Public-Access-to-Nonprofit/147131/ Nonprofits were first required to file annual returns known as Forms 990 to the Internal Revenue Service in 1942.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Watch Nervously as Watchdog Groups Multiply and Demand More]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147139/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Watch-Nervously-as/147139/ Nonprofit leaders like Jennifer Chandler of the National Council of Nonprofits welcome the push for transparency but worry about the time it will take to be sure their information is accurate on several sites.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Study Offers Advice on Setting Up Social-Impact Bonds]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147025/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Study-Offers-Advice-on-Setting/147025/ The controversial new financing method has allowed private investors to help pay for social programs and get returns on their investment if they succeed.

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Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mass Shooting Galvanizes Advocates for Women]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146849/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Mass-Shooting-Galvanizes/146849/ As public discussion about the crisis swells on social media, nonprofits are using it as a chance to draw more attention to efforts to curb violence against women.

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Thu, 29 May 2014 16:40:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Institute Overhauls Accreditation Process for Nonprofit Accountability]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146847/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Institute-Overhauls/146847/ The changes by the Standards for Excellence Institute come as a study suggests that accreditation can help charities raise more money.

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Thu, 29 May 2014 14:39:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nonprofit World Joins Twitter Discussion About Women After Calif. Shootings]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146801/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofit-World-Joins-Twitter/146801/ Organizations, donors, staffs, and board members have joined the conversation following last week's mass shooting.

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Wed, 28 May 2014 12:58:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tax-Credit Stalemate Leaves Nonprofit Projects in Limbo]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146761/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tax-Credit-Stalemate-Leaves/146761/ A tax break for investors in low-income areas expired earlier this year, and nonprofit projects are waiting to see if it will be revived.

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Thu, 22 May 2014 16:07:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wage Fight Poses Dilemma for Nonprofits Squeezed by State Funding]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146573/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Wage-Fight-Poses-Dilemma-for/146573/ Because so many charities work with poor people, few contest the idea of raising the minimum wage, but some groups are worried they can't afford it.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT