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About Nonprofit Advocacy | Independent Sector

About Nonprofit Advocacy | Independent Sector | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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Nonprofits have a voice. Here's how to make it heard.

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Want Charities to be Evaluated Based on Impact? Be Careful What You Wish For

Want Charities to be Evaluated Based on Impact? Be Careful What You Wish For | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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A good reason to hit the "pause" button befoe joining with those who are invested in this school of thought. 

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Thursday's Daily Pulse

Thursday's Daily Pulse | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Daily Pulse: Affordable housing again in short supply
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Affordable housing is being foreclosed upon for thousands of working families. Another million home foreclosures are pending in Florida in the next three years. Cash is king and the flipping/speculation is back. Rising rents will mean choosing between a place to live and food security for million of families. 

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Be The Change You Want To See - In Social Media

Be The Change You Want To See - In Social Media | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Social media seems like one of the few industries where the goal is to point out someone else's ineptitude instead of demonstrating one's successes.
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Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies Denounces Food Stamps As Stealing ‘Other People’s Money’

Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies Denounces Food Stamps As Stealing ‘Other People’s Money’ | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Rep.Stephen Fincher (R-TN) agitated against food aid for poor Americans included in the Farm Bill during last week’s House Agricultural Committee debate, accusing the government of stealing “other people’s money.” Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition...
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When is "welfare" for farmers a higher priority than food for poor people? Apparently now.  

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Charities Want to Know Why Grants Are Awarded, Says Survey

Charities Want to Know Why Grants Are Awarded, Says Survey | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
If they knew more about the decision-making process, nonprofit leaders say, they wouldn't waste their time on proposals that will likely go nowhere.
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Transparency, accountability and a candid read before you write and submit that proposal for funding to a grantmaker. Too much to ask?   

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The Biggest Threat To Charitable Donations

The Biggest Threat To Charitable Donations | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Proposed CFC Rules Threaten Donor Choice and Funding for Nonprofit Advocacy - The Huffington Post
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Advocacy by 501(c)3's under fire.  Should they become 501(c)4's instead? Huh?

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Some nonprofits concerned that IRS scandal will stain their good work | Philanthropy Journal

Some nonprofits concerned that IRS scandal will stain their good work | Philanthropy Journal | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Following Tuesday’s release of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s harsh audit, some nonprofits are concerned that IRS mismanagement of certain 501(c)(4) tax exempt social welfare organizations will negatively impact perceptions...
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Charities' future prospects look bleak under the coalition

Charities' future prospects look bleak under the coalition | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Randeep Ramesh: Despite a supposed voluntary sector-friendly public policy environment, the NCVO warns that income to the sector could drop 15% by 2017-18
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Austerity oer the Pond in Britain. Nonprofits face the blowback of budget cutting, too.

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Family Philanthropy Radio - Avoiding Drive-By Philanthropy

Family Philanthropy Radio - Avoiding Drive-By Philanthropy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
In last weeks episode of Family Philanthropy Radio, we discussed what you need to know before you accept an offer to serve on the Board of Directors of your favorite non-profit.
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Nonprofits on your trail? Want to help but not sure this is the right approach?

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


Via Susan Bainbridge, Karen Bonanno
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Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:10 AM

An article well worth reading!! Information literacy curriculum to schools in cooperation with the school library.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

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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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Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
In the charitable sector, collaboration is often jokingly described as an “unnatural act between two unwilling partners.” That’s because it’s fairly rare for organizations to overcome their aversion...
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Collaboration is changing the way the charitable sector is getting business done. 

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The Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Becoming Even Less Affordable

The Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Becoming Even Less Affordable | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Asking prices are up 16.3 percent year-over-year in America’s least affordable metros – far ahead of the overall national increase of 9.5 percent.
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The foreclosure of affordable housing

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The Taxman and the Tea Party | Money & Politics, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

The Taxman and the Tea Party | Money & Politics, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The revelation that a Cincinnati IRS field office was targeting conservative social welfare organizations for special scrutiny has generated more outrage than even the IRS is used to receiving.
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Senate Finance Committee and the 501(c)4 Morass

Senate Finance Committee and the 501(c)4 Morass | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
At Tuesday’s hearing, the assembled senators strove to unravel the twisted story behind the allegations of “targeting” nonprofit groups by the IRS.
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Tulsa Community Foundation raising funds for tornado victim

Tulsa Community Foundation raising funds for tornado victim | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
Tulsa Community Foundation, the nation’s largest community foundation, established the Moore & Shawnee Tornado Relief Fund for those who are interested in supporting our friends in the areas devastated by the tornadoes of the past two days.
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House Ways and Means Committee Investigating 501 (c) (4) Tax Issues - Blogcritics Politics

House Ways and Means Committee Investigating 501 (c) (4) Tax Issues - Blogcritics Politics | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
We present some framework in connection with ongoing tax exempt debate in the House of Representatives.
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Getting to he bottom of the real issues with IRS blow-up. What's really a social welfare organization?

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IRS Should Allow Social-Welfare Groups Unlimited Advocacy

IRS Should Allow Social-Welfare Groups Unlimited Advocacy | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
The inspector general's report on the Tea Party scandal teaches an important lesson about the inherent difficulty of trying to regulate an activity that is impossible to define.
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If you don't know what "social welfare" menas, join the club. 

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PHILANTHROPY 2173

PHILANTHROPY 2173 | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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Was the IRS mess predictable?  Absoluitely. 

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Nonprofit Explorer - ProPublica

Nonprofit Explorer - ProPublica | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
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Now that the IRS ha your attenion, here's a reearch tool youmay find of use.

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Mama’s Day: Advocacy, Community and a New Conversation About Motherhood - Campus Progress

Mama’s Day: Advocacy, Community and a New Conversation About Motherhood - Campus Progress | The Charitable Sector | Scoop.it
It’s Mother’s Day today. For many, that means reflecting on the disconnect between the families we love and the images celebrated on gift cards.
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A different take on celebrating Moms

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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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