State Associations in the News

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New website lets nonprofits rate foundations that fund them

Now the nonprofits that apply for and receive much of that money are offering some anonymous feedback on those foundations through a new online rating tool called GrantAdvisor.org.

Tags: Philanthropy, Grants, Minnesota, California
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High-Profile Philanthropy Contests Take Hold, Raise Concerns

Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, says the foundation "was looking for the flashiest idea, but there wasn’t any vetting. Did the people proposing the idea have the capabilities to carry it out?

Tags: Minnesota, Philanthropy
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Nonprofits Fear Sting of Tax Reform

Lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers have privately said for weeks that a full-fledged tax revamp is unlikely, indicating that lawmakers may end up settling for a mix of temporary rate cuts and permanent provisions.

Tags: Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Individual Donors — the Engine that Drives American Charity

The Center for Non-Profits reports these organizations employ about 314,000 people, almost 10 percent of New Jersey's private-sector workforce, and more industries including construction, utilities, transportation, finance, and insurance. At the...

Tags: New Jersey, Donors
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Ex-MLB pitcher Schilling collecting Harvey relief donations

Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Washington-based Center for Disaster Philanthropy, said in an interview Wednesday that it's natural for Schilling and other individuals to want "to be generous and be personally involved."

Tags: Massachusetts
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Malloy would reduce, dramatically redistribute school aid in October

Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, said the social services safety net has been under-funded for more than a decade, “causing layoffs and directly impacting people with developmental disabilities, mental...

Tags: Connecticut, State Budgets
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Membership Hack: A Two-for-New Deal

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits offers member prospects an incentive to join with two free webinars, which provide practical value.

Tags: Arizona, Membership
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Nonprofits In Connecticut Say They'll Close Facilities As Budget Impasse Continues

“Nonprofits right now are struggling to figure out exactly what they’re going to be paid for, what services they’re going to be able to provide,” said Gian-Carl Casa, of the Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance.

Tags: Connecticut, State Budgets
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Charity Inc.: National concerns

The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, along with the National Council of Nonprofits and state association leaders from around the country, continue to have concerns about three significant issues that will affect the charitable sector.

Tags: Oklahoma, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship, Johnson Amendment
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Homeless, Mentally Ill And Elderly Are Likely To Suffer Because Legislators Can’t Agree On A Budget

Some human service providers directed their frustration at lawmakers for their inability to reach consensus on how to break the fiscal gridlock.

Tags: Connecticut, State Budget

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