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Government

H.R. 5533: How the Nonprofit Sector Can Rally for a Seat at the Table

Let’s put down our gloves, refocus our attention, and realize that we all have a chance to positively change the current relationship between government and the nonprofit sector.

By John Brothers | Aug. 25, 2010
 
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Philanthropy

The Charitable Giving Market is Efficient After All

Donors are getting exactly what they want from their charitable giving—the market is efficient, even highly so.

By Timothy Ogden | 10 | Aug. 24, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Shared Services Alliances: Part 3

Early Learning Ventures Alliances is a community-based partnership model allows small early care providers to share costs and deliver services efficiently.

By Jean Butzen | Aug. 19, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Kelly Kleiman, who blogs as The Nonprofiteer, is principal of NFP Consulting, which provides strategic planning, Board development and fundraising advice to charities and philanthropies.

Nonprofits

Are You a Tax-exempt Charity? Sure About That?

A look at re-evaluated nonprofit tax legislation in Illinois.

By Kelly Kleiman | Aug. 18, 2010
 
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy

Nonprofits

VolunteerMatch Launches Cool Annual Report

Results need the same level of communication attention that fundraising does.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Aug. 17, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Community Building in a Big Backyard

We should strive to create a thriving community both online and offline.

By Amy Sample Ward | Aug. 13, 2010
 
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Global Issues

Youth Ideas: A Rich Resource

The energy, imagination and participation of youth is critical to overcoming global challenges.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Aug. 12, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Suing for the Cure?

Is it ethical for a nonprofit to sue another nonprofit over a branding issue?

By Loreal Lynch | 10 | Aug. 11, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Unhappy at Your Nonprofit Job? Maybe It’s Not Them, It’s You

Three ways to improve your job satisfaction without leaving your organization.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Aug. 10, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Summer Slide

Innovative ideas for preventing summer learning loss in children might benefit nonprofits too.

By John Brothers | 1 | Aug. 9, 2010