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CEP | Mission Driven Investing: Philanthropy’s Surprising Returns | The Center for Effective Philanthropy

CEP | Mission Driven Investing: Philanthropy’s Surprising Returns | The Center for Effective Philanthropy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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How to Use Tumblr to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed by Potential Donors

How to Use Tumblr to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed by Potential Donors | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Join us on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern time for a live video tutorial on how nonprofits are using Tumblr: for fundraising, for blogs, as a website, or to raise awareness.
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Worth a Thousand Words: Writing About Your Photographs

Worth a Thousand Words: Writing About Your Photographs | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Modern photography is expressed in text to a much larger extent than the maxim 'a photograph is worth a thousand words'. GUP covers writi...
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Grantmaker Speaker Series: Bill Somerville, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation | Hewlett Foundation

As part of the @Hewlett_Found's Grantmaker Speaker Series, PVF's Bill Somerville discusses investing in people: http://t.co/KzOJOUkidp
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More of everything except foundations and credit unions

More of everything except foundations and credit unions | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The largest subsection (by far) is 501 (c) (3) - which includes "religious, charitable, and similar organizations"* and its further subdivision, which includes private foundations. Other subsections include (c) (4) - Civic leagues ...
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A must read for following trends and tracking where we might be headed in the charitable sector. Urban Institute Report cited with new data on the growth of 501c4's et al.

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Federal Budget Leaves Long-Term Unemployed in the Cold

Words are fine, actions are better, and actions attached to real money count in public policy terms. Unfortunately, in President Obama’s proposed FY 2015 federal budget, there isn’t much of substance for the long-term unemployed.
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50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics

Nonprofit statistics covering fundraising, charitable giving, online giving, social media, mobile, donor retention, email marketing, stewardship, donor resea...
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Rescue of Detroit Institute of Arts Not a Done Deal

Lots of details remain to be ironed out in the unprecedented foundation-financed privatization of Motown’s public art collection.
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Investment strategist has bright outlook for South Florida - Business - MiamiHerald.com

Investment strategist has bright outlook for South Florida - Business - MiamiHerald.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it

63%Jobs, wages and real estate prices will keep climbing this year in South Florida, as will government, corporate and consumer spending, a global investment strategist said Tuesday.

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Affordable housing? 63 percent of S. Fl's single family homes in December were all cash deals--bought by investors. Where will low and moderate income families find a home to call their own?

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Embracing change: Five key lessons from innovative community foundations

Embracing change: Five key lessons from innovative community foundations | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Above, from left to right: Alberto Ibargüen, president of Knight Foundation; Kelly Ryan, CEO of Incourage Community Foundation; Chris J. ...
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Florida - One of the Top States In Income Inequality & Lack of Upward Financial Mobility For African Americans

Florida - One of the Top States In Income Inequality & Lack of Upward Financial Mobility For African Americans | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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This is what opportunity looks like in the South for African Americans. A grim picture, indeed. . 

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Nonprofits flunk online fundraising test

Nonprofits flunk online fundraising test | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Nonprofits are creating online hurdles for donors, and as a result are missing the chance to raise millions of dollars, if not billions, a new report says. While online giving accounts for only abo...
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Online fundraising has a long way to go go before the full power of the tool pays off for nonprofits.

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Work-life demands intense for CEOs at nonprofits - Cindy Krischer Goodman - MiamiHerald.com

Work-life demands intense for CEOs at nonprofits - Cindy Krischer Goodman - MiamiHerald.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Most CEOs of nonprofits say passion for the cause outweighs the personal tradeoffs. Meanwhile, many young people say they don’t want leadership roles in nonprofits.
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Foundations Offering to Bail Out Detroit May Regret Their Decision

Foundations Offering to Bail Out Detroit May Regret Their Decision | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Despite what they say, the grant makers are setting a precedent for other cities and letting their funds be used as passive pools of money for short-term needs.
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Other shoe dropping.

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Proposed Rule Would Close Gap in FL Water Protection

Proposed Rule Would Close Gap in FL Water Protection | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For more than a decade, 20 million wetland acres and 2 million miles of streams – including many in Florida – were left unprotected, despite the federal Clean Water Act. Experts say the gap in coverage was the unintended result of two U.S. ...
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Perfecting your first pitch to a grantmaker | The NonProfit Times

Perfecting your first pitch to a grantmaker | The NonProfit Times | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Your introduction to a grantmaker can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s an important entry-point in...
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Nonprofits in China - Harvard Kennedy School - Harvard University

Nonprofits in China - Harvard Kennedy School - Harvard University | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
By any number of definitions and despite legal and regulatory uncertainty, the nonprofit sector in China is growing rapidly. There are over half a million registered nonprofits in China, with millions more grassroots organizations operating ...
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Impact Investing: Building on Strong Foundations in the US - Huffington Post

Impact Investing: Building on Strong Foundations in the US - Huffington Post | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Impact Investing: Building on Strong Foundations in the US
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Impact investing in the U.S.
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11 signs your small business social media strategy isn’t working - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com

11 signs your small business social media strategy isn’t working - Business Monday - MiamiHerald.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Today, small business owners are busier than ever trying to run their companies while handling marketing and sales, too. An important part of marketing today is social media. For many small business owners, the world of social media is still foreign territory, and finding the perfect strategy that actually works can often be difficult.
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Foundations to Congress: Supporting Philanthropy Benefits Local Communities ... - Chicago Tribune

Foundations to Congress: Supporting Philanthropy Benefits Local Communities ... - Chicago Tribune | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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Foundations on the Hill: What Should We Say?

Addressing inequality in America, getting the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes, and focusing on job creation—Gary Bass’s agenda for philanthropy during Philanthropy Week in Washington.
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Strengthening communities: The case for talent, opportunity and place

Strengthening communities: The case for talent, opportunity and place | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Knight Foundation on Flickr. The way we live today, surrounded by so much information and misinformation, presents a ...
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Will Detroit Foundations Save the Nation’s Largest Black Museum, Too?

Will Detroit Foundations Save the Nation’s Largest Black Museum, Too? | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Detroit’s Wright Museum houses the nation’s largest African-American historical collection. Will the Wright also be saved in the Detroit fiscal bailout, or will it be a museum “stepchild” overlooked in favor of rescuing the Detroit Institute of Arts?
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Fracking In The Everglades, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Beach Peanuts

Fracking In The Everglades, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - Beach Peanuts | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
In Florida we're running out of natural resources as it is, with development unchecked and regulations out the window thanks to "free market" Republicans and a governor who does the bidding of big corporate donors at Floridians' expense. So just when you think there's nothing left to squander, the Florida...
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Farm Bill Passes House; Food Stamps Slashed: Who Won?

Farm Bill Passes House; Food Stamps Slashed: Who Won? | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Well over a year late, the House of Representatives has passed a farm bill, which the Senate appears all but assured to accept. It cuts food stamps more than some Democrats wanted, but less than right-wing Republicans advocated.
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Report: More Than Half of FL Fourth-Graders Aren't Reading at Grade Level

Report: More Than Half of FL Fourth-Graders Aren't Reading at Grade Level | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Six out of 10 fourth-graders in Florida aren't reading at grade level, according to a new report on early reading proficiency from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. ...
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