Why Isn’t This White Supremacist Nonprofit Required to File 990 Returns?

| December 1, 2016

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Richard Spencer and his nonprofit public policy think tank have attracted political attention this year. Support for Donald Trump as “God-emperor” and salutes of “Hail Trump!” at a recent conference have placed the man credited with coining the term “alt-right” and his charity into the limelight.

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Raise the Region collects over $1.4 million for local nonprofits

Article | March 16, 2020

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) collaborated with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships to host Raise the Region 2020 on March 11 and 12 to help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties support local nonprofit organizations' fundraising efforts. Northcentral Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $1,429,572 to 284 nonprofit organizations. The 30-hour online fundraiser had thousands of donors make a combined 9,413 gifts. Since starting in 2013, Raise the Region has collectively received $10.2 million in donations for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations.

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3 Soft Skills Every Fundraiser Needs

Article | April 22, 2020

"Soft skills" are a hot topic of discussion in recent years, especially in the business world. Many companies are beginning to prioritize hiring candidates with these interpersonal attributes because it’s easy to teach someone how to do a task. It’s much harder to teach people communication, problem-solving, and relational skills. Nonprofits are no exception. "Soft skills" are the unquantifiable abilities that help you build healthy relationships, communicate effectively, and make you an excellent fundraiser. Lacking these attributes could cause you to miss or misunderstand important things in conversations with current and potential donors (and your staff). Because so much fundraising happens online now (via websites, social media, and the telephone), it’s easy to assume that these soft skills are less valuable. On the contrary, they’re actually more important because every interaction carries more weight. We rounded up three soft skills every development professional should cultivate to boost your online fundraising.

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8 Ways to Build a Resilient Nonprofit Team and Prevent Employee Churn

Article | April 1, 2020

Resilience isn’t just for athletes; it’s an essential skill for an agile productive nonprofit team. Long hours and even longer to-do lists can lead to stress, burnout, and ultimately employee churn. This is true for many industries, and it’s particularly true for people who work at nonprofits. When your day job involves facing some of humanity’s biggest struggles, you need to feel empowered to tackle the daily tasks that help you make an impact on your cause.

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How to Keep the Lights On at Your Nonprofit During a Global Crisis

Article | March 25, 2020

Thousands of nonprofits have responded to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and mobilized resources to aid in research and testing, provide medical supplies, deliver meals, support workers in financial distress, and more. But for nonprofits with missions that aren’t directly related to emergency response or relief, fundraising during a global pandemic can be tricky. Many nonprofits are questioning how to maintain some semblance of normalcy in their operations, particularly how to send donation appeals and engage their communities while being respectful of the urgency and gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We gathered the following tips to help guide you in this difficult time when so many nonprofit professionals are concerned with appearing tone-deaf or feel uncomfortable asking for money that supports anything other than coronavirus resources.

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