Nonprofits Resist Proposed IRS Rule

A proposed rule from the IRS has stirred up controversy in the world of philanthropy, raising concerns over an absence of donor privacy that could ultimately discourage major gifts. The proposed rule would create an optional form for charities to report major gifts to the IRS, with…

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Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

This month heralded a historic moment for women in Saudi Arabia. On December 12, women voted in municipal elections for the first time, and were permitted to run for office as well. Any sign of lessening restrictions is an absolute positive for social justice and…

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Hanukkah, Nonprofits, and Year-End Giving,

Hanukkah kicked off on Sunday, December 6, presenting Jewish organizations the opportunity to fundraise for their important work during this festival of rededication and renewal. Lasting through December 14, the festival comes on the heels of the most successful #GivingTuesday to date. On December 1,…

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#GivingTuesday 2015: A Roaring Success

For the fourth consecutive year, #GivingTuesday grew big-time. On December 1, donors from 71 countries stepped up and gave generously to tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations in what has certainly become an established annual day of charitable action during the holiday season. Based on…

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Nonprofits, Sites of Gun Violence

The past week has been rough. Two mass shootings have left communities in Colorado and California torn asunder, and debate concerning gun violence the cause of these heinous acts has reached a new fever pitch. In Colorado Springs, the single shooter involved in the incident…

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Zuckerberg’s Big Gift

In an astonishing philanthropic gesture, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced – along with his wife Priscilla Chan – that the two billionaires will give away 99 percent of their company stocks over their lifetimes. This amounts to $45 billion in charity. The tech leader…

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Philanthropy and COP21

Labeled an “act of defiance” by U.S. President Barack Obama, the UN climate change talks in Paris commenced November 30 despite ongoing security concerns in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France’s capital. While proceeding with the conference certainly displays a degree of…

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