3 steps for less stress in fundraising for the next six months

Do you feel it? The airports and highways are filled with last minute vacation seekers. Back to school supplies are flying off shelves. The school buses are doing practice runs. It’s almost the fall. For whatever reason, people seem to “settle in” to a more regular routine once the school year starts. And that impacts…

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Stacy Abrams Eschews Presidential Run to Push Expansion of Voter Protections

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“Stacey Abrams speaks at TEDWomen 2018: Showing Up,” Photo: Callie Giovanna / TEDAugust 13, 2019; Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionStacey Abrams will not be a presidential candidate in 2020. She won’t be running for the US Senate, either. Instead, as she announced at the International Union of Painters and Allied…

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New Labor Rules to Protect Religious Freedom May Actually Threaten It

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">August 14, 2019; Washington Post and ABC NewsThe Trump administration continues to advance its view that the right to religious freedom belongs more to organizations than individuals. On Thursday, the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs proposed new rules that, if unchanged after…

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Nonprofit Pharmaceutical Developers Bringing New Drugs to Market

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Greg Knobloch [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsAugust 14, 2019; Washington PostThe vilely overpriced realm of the pharmaceutical industry is being encroached upon by nonprofits—that is, players that are not in it primarily to extract a quick buck off of people who are ailing and increasingly impoverished by…

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New York Times’ 1619 Project Reframes American History to Center Slavery

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">August 14, 2019; ColorlinesThe New York Times has embarked on an ambitious new project, one that takes on not only the work done by the organization and its industry over the past two centuries but the entire scope of American history. The 1619 Project “aims to reframe…

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When Performance Metrics Go Public: Problems with Growth through Contracts

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">Jothapunkt [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia CommonsJuly 29, 2019, WNYC and Brooklyn EagleNPQ has often talked about publicly funded agencies with what appear to be too many contracts relative to their overall budget. Agencies like these can easily end up in hot water when, as often happens,…

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A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">“We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.” / Kate Ter HaarMost nonprofit leaders agree that we need a new way to communicate about the true costs of our programs and the vital…

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Clay Art Center Announces Search for a New Executive Director!

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit ceramic arts center and is the largest and most active ceramic facility in the tri-state area. Located in Port Chester, NY, less than 30 miles to New York City, it is the only arts institution in a diverse community with an appreciation for Clay Art Center’s…

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