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Inventories Can Prevent Destruction of Important Legacy Documents

When nonprofits are deciding what to shred, the most troublesome documents could be those hidden in plain sight – legacy records.

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Grant-Seekers Can Profit from Online Fundraising, Social Media

Although nonprofits are increasingly harnessing technology to propel fundraising and communication efforts, grant-seekers should be aware these new technologies – which are being used to communicate with donors and members in an increasingly interactive way – pose their own challenges. ...

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How To Avoid Nonprofit Legal Pitfalls And Remain Sustainable

Leading a nonprofit has never been an easy task – managing the drumbeat of constant fundraising demands, for example – but new headwinds have emerged as charities need to navigate an increasingly complex world of legal and regulatory constraints. Regulators at the state level are increasingly scrutinizing fundraising and overhead costs, and they are prosecuting charities and their fundraisers for solicitation fraud. So what strategies and best practices should your nonprofit follow to avoid potential pitfalls and legal scrutiny? CD Publications has the answer with a new webinar designed to help nonprofits steer through the multiple legal challenges they face.

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Funding Trend: Top Women’s Funders, Funding Networks

In the ever changing philanthropic landscape, an exciting new trend is the combination of the growing number of women funders with the increasing power of donor networks to substantially change the giving game. Estimates show that women control $13.2 trillion of wealth in North America alone.

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WIOA Continues to Remake Funding for Job Training Programs

Grant seekers should be aware of the new funding opportunities that have been sparked by the evolution of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is reshaping the workforce development landscape. Signed into law (Pub. L. 113-128) by President Obama on July 22, 2014, it continues ...

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Patience, Fundraising Plan Will Help Shake the Money Tree

Patience, Fundraising Plan Will Help Shake the Money Tree

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Private Funding, Matching Support Key to Winning Competitions

 States that have strong community partnerships and substantial local support in the form of matching funding will have the competitive edge in winning a share of the Education Dept.'s $240 million Race to the Top Preschool Development Grants, officials say. DoEd and HHS officials offered...

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Pay-for-Success Bonds Generating Broad Interest

Governments are partnering with a Boston nonprofit in an effort to kick-start a new way of financing social service programs. The initiative pays venture capitalists dividends for investing in worthwhile projects that help the poor, teens and the underserved. Over the past five years, Social Fin...

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Private Funders Pitch In for New My Brother's Keeper Projects

As part of the ongoing My Brother's Keeper minority empowerment initiative, President Obama announces a new $14 million funding effort that will partner AmeriCorps projects with federal agencies and the private sector. The Departments of Justice, Agriculture and the Corporation for Nat'l and Co...

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To Start Grant Search, Check Out Community Foundations

A good place to start your grant search is at the local level with Community Foundations, those often overlooked but financially healthy funders likely to be nestled away, hidden in a business park just around the corner from a grant seeker's office. Community foundations can help you unearth ...

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