NPQ is proud to highlight this important letter from GuideStar, Charity Navigator and the Wise Giving Alliance calling for an end to the obsession many have had with nonprofit overhead costs as a proxy for measuring effectiveness BUT for the letter to be effective it is important that people share it in every way they can.
The passion with which many hate accounting measures as proxies for effectiveness is often matched by their ardent belief in the promise of impact-based performance measurement. At the risk of sounding like an accounting apologist, Brian Mittendorf believes the nonprofit sector should be careful what it wishes for.
By its own admission, between 2010 and 2012, the IRS subjected groups to extra scrutiny based on buzzwords like “tea party” and “patriot” in their names. We would love to hear from you on this turn of events. What should be the nonprofit sector’s response?
Nonprofit Quarterly continues its coverage of the Sanford Health/Fairview Health Services merger attempt, investigating the potentially improper linkage between Sanford and the entity that bears his name.
The President’s FY2014 budget proposal is out! What does it say to the nonprofit sector? Rick Cohen does a deep dive into the budget to find implications for nonprofits—much more than the charitable deduction. Read Part I here, Part II next week.
The nonprofit sector reacted with parochial panic about proposed changes to the charitable deduction, but shouldn’t it have paid more mind to the devastating blow dealt by sequestration budget cuts? Were we tricked?
Facing a decision that may come with implications for healthcare reform across the U.S., tomorrow Montana will consider a pitch for the acquisition of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana by a large out-of-state corporation.