Fundraising

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Donate to victims of tragedies smartly

Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits, says crowdfunding sites are particularly successful because they are more likely to go viral, and are a good way to quickly get a mini-fundraiser up and running.

Tags: Crowdfunding, Fundraising
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End-of-Year Giving Remains Vital to NJ’s Nonprofits

“The holidays are traditionally a time of giving. People are thinking more generously, thinking of others, so it fits with the spirit of the season,” says Linda Czipo. “We’ve also got tax considerations.

Tags: New Jersey, Fundraising, donations
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Is IRS Proposal Kiss Of Death For Charities?

Charities are saying “no way” to the Internal Revenue Service’s recently proposed new substantiation rules, which would include charities’ collecting and storing donor’s social security...

Tags: IRS, Gift Substantiation, Fundraising, donations, Donors
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'Giving Tuesday' struggles to gain recognition in Minnesota

While some Minnesota nonprofits are mentioning Giving Tuesday on their websites and Facebook pages, few are building fundraisers or events around it.

Tags: Minnesota, Fundraising, Giving Tuesday
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Facebook aims to boost charities with improved 'Donate' button and new tools

"Nonprofits want to engage their audience on Facebook but have had consistent issues with doing that with some of the ways that the algorithms have worked in terms of displaying information on people's News Feed," said Rick Cohen, director of...

Tags: Social Media, Facebook, Online Giving, Fundraising
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Chesapeake Layoffs Could Affect Metro Nonprofits In Future

Nonprofits are now having to be more creative on where they ask for donations and they are having to look at other industries besides energy.

Tags: Oklahoma, Fundraising
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Ice Bucket Challenge success impressive, but hard to repeat, experts say

"Part of it likely is because it was started by individuals and not by an organization, and that made it that much more authentic feeling," said Rick Cohen, director of communications for the ...

Tags: Fundraising, Social Media, Ice Bucket
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United Way forgoing fundraising goal this year

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Facebook Organic Reach Decline Called Catastrophic For Nonprofits As News Feed Visibility Vanishes

“We’ve heard quite a bit about it,” said Rick Cohen, a spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Social Media, Fundraising
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New Jersey charities counting on last-minute generosity

The biggest proportion of charitable funds is usually collected in the last two weeks of the year. said Linda Czipo, executive director of the Center for Non-Profits that provides training and advice for all charities in the Garden State.

Tags: New Jersey, Giving, Fundraising

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