Donors Go Online But Also Volunteer, Study Shows

More than 60 percent of donors prefer to give online — four times as much as any other avenue — and half are inspired to give by social media or fundraising events. Those are some of the findings in the 2017 Global Trends In Giving report from the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Nonprofit Tech…

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Ex-Congresswoman Gets 5 Years For Charity Scam

A former Florida congresswoman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for her role in a fraud and conspiracy centered around a fake charity. Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) was convicted by a federal jury in May on 18 counts of an indictment charging her with participating in a mail and wire fraud…

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Facebook Dumps Fees, Adds $50M For Nonprofits

Facebook will eliminate all transaction fees for donations made through its platform and will establish a $50 million annual matching fund for charities. Those were among the product announcements and changes from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg this afternoon during the second annual Social Good Forum (#SGF2017) in Lower Manhattan. Facebook’s Fundraiser API also will give…

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