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Giving up custody of your severely mentally ill child in order to obtain psychiatric services sounds like the ultimate punishment the state could inflict on a parent. It’s happening in Illinois, due to persistent budget cuts.
The Senate has voted to approve the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Democrats expressed misgivings about the state of the long-term unemployed, but voted for the bill anyway. Georgia’s Republican senators signed on after a commitment to exempt disabled vets from military pension cuts. Now, it’s in the hands of the appropriators.
Where’s the love? Is the Republican Party growing more and more irritable with the embarrassing habits of the Tea Party? Is it ready to file for divorce?
Voices from the Field
ESPN’s Outside the Lines featured a story on whether the PGA Tour deserves to be recognized as a tax-exempt entity. This story has two main problems: it distinguishes poorly between public charities and business leagues, and it loses the distinction between the Tour and the local charities holding community tournaments.
Nonprofits in this New England state cite their critical role in community service as a reason to be exempted from property taxes.
As a counter to bad PR on its human rights practices, Russia may free up to 2000 prisoners in advance of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but that hardly solves the problem.
The concept of scaling has connotations of standardization, and social entrepreneurs must be cautious when speaking about it.
If there is any more galling misuse of charitable donations than the huge proportion of donations to some veterans’ charities that go into the pockets of for-profit telemarketers, you tell us.
Is it ever a good idea to outsource your fundraising and grant reporting? And what can you do about an emotionally manipulative supervisor? Dr. Conflict advises.
This article by Woods Bowman, one of NPQ’s most popular writers on the financial lives of nonprofits, asserts that nonprofits do need profit— to prevent the steady erosion of the quality of their output? But how much does any particular nonprofit need. Bowman breaks it down here!
Just as Community Servings of Boston was facing increased demand and paying higher costs to feed more people, they were confronted by an economic downturn. How did they make it through? Careful thought, some vision, and a willingness to take risks.
Here’s the Hutton Parker Foundation’s unique strategy to partner with and support the work of nonprofits in Santa Barbara.
Hardly a casino license in the nation is granted without formal or informal expectations of casino contributions to local charities.
Which nation gives the most public and private development assistance to developing countries? Which nation gives the most official development aid from government sources? Which nations meet or exceed the UN-suggested level of 0.7 percent of GNI in official development aid? Read the answers here.
One potential benefit of running a successful social enterprise is a personal brand with a higher social consciousness. Did that weigh on the scales of Lululemon’s new choice for CEO?