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October, 2019

Role of technology in advancing nonprofits and careers

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute is diving into the topic of technology at its sixth national symposium from March 31-April 1, 2020 in Chicago. Learn more. By Abby Rolland, communications project manager, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Technology plays an important role in the nonprofit sector. Archives in libraries are being digitized and readily accessible for […]

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A look at Indiana’s Women’s Funds

WAYNE COUNTY FOUNDATION, Richmond FUND NAME: Women’s Fund TYPE: Special interest SOURCE OF FUNDS: Individual donors; major event (annual luncheon featuring silent auction with 100 donated works of art); luncheon underwriters WHEN ESTABLISHED: 2001 GRANTS: First given in 2006, total to date, $258,000 HOW MANY MEMBERS: 200 attend annual luncheon GOVERANCE: No formal structure; luncheon […]

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Trend in philanthropy: Women helping women

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The need was out there. It was just flying a bit under the radar until a women’s group took it upon itself to recognize it and do something to fill it. Like many parts of Indiana, Wayne County, in the eastern part of the state along the Ohio border, […]

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Reviewing your organization’s board governance model

By Annmarie Novotney, senior audit manager, Blue & Co. A strong board of directors will oversee implementation of strategic objectives for the organization, but also has ultimate responsibility and liability. Building a strong board is challenging, yet crucial to setting the right tone for success of your organization. Have you assessed your organization’s overall governance […]

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Federal tax law raises concerns for nonprofits

By Ryan Olson, senior accountant and CPA, VonLehman Passage of the federal income tax law in late December 2017 brought into reality a variety of concerns that nonprofits raised as the bill worked its way through Congress. In addition to the increased standard deduction that’s expected to depress charitable giving, the final Tax Cuts and […]

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In fundraising, ethics should cause red flags to wave

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The fallout was immediate and severe. Since New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow broke a story in early September about the donor relationship of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, the prestigious school has been on the defensive. Ultimately, the Media Lab’s attempts to […]

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