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Increasing Donations With P2P Fundraising


IRS Reports on 2011 Activities and Its Plans for 2012


The latest report on the activities and plans for the Exempt Organizations (EO) section of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the IRS provides some insight into what's ahead for nonprofits—good to know if your organization is in a group targeted for scrutiny. EO director Lois Lerner outlines accomplishments in fiscal year (FY) 2011 and previews plans for FY 2012 in the 12-page report. It is worth reading to get an understanding of EO's priorities, but below are some highlights.

The Rich, the Getting Richer and the Very Rich


I had the good fortune of participating in a panel this past weekend at the Summer Symposium of the Giving Institute with two very smart observers of the nonprofit scene: Matthew Bishop of the Economist and the co-author of Philanthrocapitalism, and Patrick Rooney, the Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and the person who oversees the Giving USA Report.

Follow-up to Webinar Discussion with Sacha Litman of Measuring Success


Life on the Front Lines of the Nonprofit Sector


The Nail That Sticks Out


The DonorEdge Learning Community’s Next Lesson: Funk and Jazz


The Sad Demise of ShoreBank


Telling Stories, Part Two


How One Organization Made a Difference after the Earthquake in Haiti