Volunteering: A Great Way to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

Now is the time when everyone is thinking about what they’re going to resolve to do next year. Maybe you want to make more friends. Perhaps you’re looking to get healthier and happier, advance your career, or even have more fun. Did you know volunteering can do all of those things? Let’s take a quick […]

Trump’s Election Caused a Huge Spike in Donations to Nonprofit News Outlets

Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, but nonprofit news sources like ProPublica, the Marshall Project, or NPR, have seen a huge boost in donations since Donald Trump won the presidential election. For example, ProPublica received $750,000 in donations after the election—much more than all the money raised from small-dollar donors in 2015. This is […]

We Could Be Giving More Effectively

The holiday season is typically a time for extra generosity, whether because of a cultural association with the holidays as a time of giving or because of the desire to make end-of-year donations for tax purposes. However, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Americans have a variety of fallacies that prevent […]

Anti-Terrorism Laws Can Harm Nonprofits

There are federal restrictions that provide stiff penalties for banks that allow for transfers of money from the U.S. to certain other countries, which could make them complicit in money laundering or funding terrorism. That’s obviously something that banks want to avoid, so they have developed a tendency to simply close the accounts of groups […]

Bequests Can Benefit Nonprofits and Donors Alike

One form of charitable giving that many people have likely not thought about is the legacy gift—that is, leaving a donation in one’s will. In the U.S., legacy giving provides about $19 billion per year in charitable donations. In the UK, £2.044 billion is raised through planned gifts, while in Canada, the total is about […]

Nonprofits Need to Adapt to the New Political Climate

Republicans now control not only the White House, but the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as 33 governorships and, most likely, the Supreme Court in a short amount of time. President-elect Trump has proposed or appointed a number of individuals who have made known their desire to end or drastically curtail many […]

How You Can Stand with Standing Rock

By now, most people have heard of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protesters that are working hard to prevent it from happening. These protestors have been radicalized or ignored by mainstream media, but in and of themselves they are an impressive group of people. The protesters are based at the Oceti Sakowin Camp. This […]

Big Changes Coming To the Nonprofit World

Many of us in the nonprofit field were no doubt surprised when Donald Trump won the presidential election, especially those whose work is going to get that much harder in the coming years. Given what we know about Trump’s plans, and with Republicans cementing a majority in Congress and among governors, we can expect that […]