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Russian President Vladimir Putin says recent inspections of NGOs are “routine” and that NGOs must follow a new law but many NGOs say they have not and will not register as “foreign agents.”
Nonprofits probably think of the IRS as a humorless monolith, not passengers on a TV sitcom or sci-fi adventure, but “Gilligan’s Island” and “Star Trek” training videos conjure a different impression.
Earlier this year, startup accelerator Y Combinator accepted its first-ever nonprofit startup in Watsi, and this week, the global crowdfunding platform for healthcare demonstrated its idea.
Earth Hour took place on March 23rd and people all over the world powered down for 60 minutes. Is this annual tradition effective mobilization or a feel-good event without substance?
Henry Timms, co-founder of Giving Tuesday, which created a major social media giving buzz last fall, discusses lessons that might apply to organizations seeking to create social change.
A Tufts University student is using Kickstarter to raise $1,500 to capitalize a 24-hour café that will serve free food foraged from dumpster diving to accompany lectures and crafts.
To reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is calling for proposals on how to make using condoms more desirable.
“I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer,” Anne Frank once wrote. Now, saplings from a tree that brought Frank herself comfort are being planted around the world.
Organizations often struggle with how to manage all of their social media efforts in a timely manner. Here are some tips from influential leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Federal lawmakers seem to have a “we’ll survive it” mentality on sequestration, but tell that to a poor Missouri family that will lose their utilities or a place in Head Start to send their kids.
The Westboro Baptist Church meets its new neighbor, the nonprofit Planting Peace, which is just finishing up the paint job on its rainbow-colored LGBT pride “Equality House.”
The FBI reportedly believes that it knows where stolen art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston initially went and who is responsible for history’s biggest heist.
Despite the fact that there isn’t a shortage of talented comedians in the U.S., there is currently no U.S. counterpart on the scale of the very successful U.K. Red Nose Day fundraiser.
In the wake of “Selection Sunday,” “March Madness” begins with countless office pool participants filling in NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets. Can charities get in on the action?
An Oxfam International report, “Behind the Brands,” takes a look at corporate social responsibility. Does the rhetoric match up with the reality?
Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, calls on the sector to join together and speak up against the government “using [nonprofits] as an ATM.
An all-volunteer commission made up of representatives from city agencies and local nonprofits is working to fill a void left by cuts to San Diego’s police department budget.
The Cy Twombly Foundation promotes the reputation and art of the post-abstract-expressionist painter, but its own reputation has been challenged by a new lawsuit.
The Senate’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget is heavy on the rhetoric but fails to offer concrete proposals in many areas.
A small group of Catholic women from Britain, America and Australia convened at the Vatican to release pink smoke as a way to advocate for opening up priesthood to women.
New York University President John Sexton looks to turn NYU into a global brand, but faculty members say he is placing financial concerns ahead of educational concerns.
Missouri and Kansas are weighing “paycheck protection” legislation that restricts unions’ dues collection capacity. This trend could easily expand to include paycheck deductions for charities.
After a successful legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Colorado Springs opts to abandon its controversial “no solicitation zone” policy for the city’s downtown area.
As a candidate, President Barack Obama spoke of fixing a “broken” Department of Veterans Affairs bureaucracy, but a new report finds things have only gotten worse.
When Mark Kelly, the husband of mass shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recently bought an assault weapon, everyone was clear he was making a point—well, almost everyone.
The State of Michigan’s annual report on third-party fundraising reveals that the state’s charities which use third-party solicitation services average an intake of 35 cents for each dollar raised.
While 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations are behind the massive influx of secret campaign cash, some coverage blames “nonprofits” more broadly.
Independent Sector President and CEO Diana Aviv calls on the nonprofit sector to help promote bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill.
After founding a nonprofit to advance “common sense” gun control, Mark Kelly, the husband of mass shooting victim Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, demonstrates how easy it is to buy an assault weapon.
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