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Enid Ablowitz: Nonprofit due diligence: Reading Form 990 - The Daily Camera

Enid Ablowitz: Nonprofit due diligence: Reading Form 990
The Daily Camera
Donors, board members, volunteers! Ever wonder about the financial health of a nonprofit organization you support?
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As a public document, 990's require careful thought and precise communication of mission, purpose and results.

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Content Curation for Nonprofits - Notes from #13ntccur8

Content Curation for Nonprofits - Notes from #13ntccur8 | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
This year at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, I had the pleasure of designing and facilitating a session on "Content Curation for Nonprofits"  with Will Coley.  This blog post offers reflections and resources from the session.
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Almost b good a having been there.

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Fla. Preschool Chain Institutes Lessons in Philanthropy - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Fla. Preschool Chain Institutes Lessons in Philanthropy - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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You are never too young to learn...about philanthropy.

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Fracking away the water: Report warns of dwindling supply due to oil industry | The Dickinson Press | Dickinson, North Dakota

A scathing report issued Thursday by the Western Organization of Resource Councils says water used in the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is reaching a crisis point in Western states.
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Advocates out West and Water War Over Fracking. Florida Legislature anticipates fracking in Florida with a burst of legislatie activity. Really. 

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Nonprofit puts more of Charlotte’s chronically homeless in apartments

Nonprofit puts more of Charlotte’s chronically homeless in apartments | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The nonprofit Supportive Housing Communities agency is planning to start housing small groups of the chronically homeless in apartment complexes across the city.
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One communitie's fight to end homelesness

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TALLAHASSEE: Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

TALLAHASSEE: Legislators prepare for potential ‘fracking’ in Florida - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Florida’s ancient oil fields may or may not be a potential place to plumb for oil and gas using new hydraulic fracking technologies but legislators say they want chemical disclosure rules in place anyway.
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Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think

Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
How high-income cities make groceries for the low-income more expensive, too.
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Checklist For Starting a 501(c)(3) Foundation Or Non-Profit | 4u-2 Articles

Checklist For Starting a 501(c)(3) Foundation Or Non-Profit | 4u-2 Articles | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
by NSW Reference and Information Services Group Checklist For Starting a 501(c)(3) Foundation Or Non-Profit Below are some notes for those
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Thi article is a bit dated so check IRS for final regs.

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Tampa Bay nonprofits weigh going after BP money

Tampa Bay nonprofits weigh going after BP money | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The groups are being urged to recoup revenue lost in 2010.
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NCRP Lauds Foundations That Support Engagement as “High Impact”

NCRP Lauds Foundations That Support Engagement as “High Impact” | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Who are America’s most effective grantmakers? One stab at answering that question comes to us by way of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Impact Awards.
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Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People? (SSIR)

Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People? (SSIR) | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Community-focused approaches disrupting the nonprofit sector.
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Do your donors think supporting your mission is valuable, fun and easy? 

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Five questions every nonprofit donor should ask

Five questions every nonprofit donor should ask | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Donors wishing to contribute their time and treasure to nonprofits face a vast array of choices.
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ADRP Keynote: What You Can Learn From Recent Nonprofit Scandals - Nonprofit Law Blog

ADRP Keynote: What You Can Learn From Recent Nonprofit Scandals - Nonprofit Law Blog | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Everyone loves a good scandal. That's why they fill our newspapers, television programs, and popular websites.
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Great list of key points to keep nonprofits on the sunny side of the oad.

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Goodwill vs. Locals: The Walmart Effect Trickles Down to Social Enterprise

Goodwill vs. Locals: The Walmart Effect Trickles Down to Social Enterprise | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
A big box retailer encounters resistance from small local enterprises. What happens when all the protagonists are nonprofits?
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An Unpexpected perspective on the Good Samaritan and market saturation iin small communities. Is too much of a good thing bad?. 

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12 Types Of Social Media Users {Infographic}

12 Types Of Social Media Users {Infographic} | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Millions of people are active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. But not all of them approach these sites the same way. Some are simply addicted to
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Where do you fit?

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Nonprofit Firms Form REIT

Nonprofit Firms Form REIT | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Some of the nation's largest housing-related nonprofit organizations are delving into the for-profit world to protect affordable housing.
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WealthBriefing - A New Golden Era Of Philanthropy, Says HSBC Private Bank

WealthBriefing - A New Golden Era Of Philanthropy, Says HSBC Private Bank | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
WealthBriefing provides news, features and information for the wealth management and private banking industries.In-depth industry profiles and authoritative commentary ensures that WealthBriefing is the premier supplier of news, content and...
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Sequester Takes Toll on Social Safety Net Nonprofits

Sequester Takes Toll on Social Safety Net Nonprofits | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
While attention is given to the impact of sequestration on furloughed air-traffic controllers, some cuts leave a more visceral wound on the body politic—and specifically the nonprofit sector.
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Death bu a thousand cuts. 

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No Margin, No Mission™ Enters Palm Beach County in Florida Expansion: Foundations Support Initiative to Help Local Nonprofits Work and Think Like Entrepreneurs

No Margin, No Mission™ Enters Palm Beach County in Florida Expansion: Foundations Support Initiative to Help Local Nonprofits Work and Think Like Entrepreneurs | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
No Margin, No Mission™ announced that it will launch an Earned Income Training and Business Planning Initiative for nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach County, Florida.
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5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Isn't Raising Enough Money

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Isn't Raising Enough Money | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
There can be many reasons why a nonprofit doesn't bring enough money in the door. But here are the top 5 reasons a nonprofit struggles financially.
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All sounds right to me! See what you think. 

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Sequestration Nation: Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable

Sequestration Nation: Housing-Assistance Cuts Target the Most Vulnerable | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
This week we explore sequestration’s devastating effect on low-income families receiving federal housing assistance, as well as some of the other impacts it is having around the country.
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Donor-advised funds simplify charitable giving

Donor-advised funds simplify charitable giving | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
If you’re considering setting up such a fund, do your homework about the organization that will administer it.
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What Do Nonprofits Need More Than Funding?

What Do Nonprofits Need More Than Funding? | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
It's no secret that nonprofits, particularly those that are primarily funded by state and local government, are increasingly starved for cash needed to carry out their missions.
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If you think leadership is more important than money, you might be right.

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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