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Balancing the Mission Checkbook

  • Hip Flexor Stretches for All Levels

    Hip Flexor Stretches for All Levels

    From office worker to ballerina, we all need to stretch our hip flexors! Hip flexors like to work, so they tend to get tight. Tight hip flexors don’t only cause...
    - 24 Aug 19, 6:36am -
  • Bow and Arrow with a Theraband

    Bow and Arrow with a Theraband

    Work on your spinal rotation, your arms and your back all in one exercise! This Pilates exercise is a reformer exercise that you can also do on your mat at...
    - 10 Aug 19, 6:26am -
  • Obliques on a Stability Ball

    Obliques on a Stability Ball

    Need a unique exercise to strengthen your obliques? Try this variation using a stability ball and the wall. Typically, our clients find this exercise pretty comfortable on their spines. Also,...
    - 3 Aug 19, 6:55am -
  • Side Elbow Plank Plus Inner Thigh

    Side Elbow Plank Plus Inner Thigh

    Strengthen your shoulders, obliques, abs, and inner thighs with this great side plank variation! Working the inner thigh with no equipment takes a little creativity! Luckily, we have for you...
    - 27 Jul 19, 6:49am -
  • Bridges with Additional Inner Thigh

    Bridges with Additional Inner Thigh

    Get more out of your bridges by adding some inner thigh work! In order to do this, you will need a little ball, about 7-8 in. Make sure it has...
    - 20 Jul 19, 6:30am -
  • Squats with Additional Inner Thigh Engagement

    Squats with Additional Inner Thigh Engagement

    Work your whole leg when you do a squat! Adding a small ball or pillow between you knees is a great way to engage your inner thigh as an added...
    - 13 Jul 19, 6:45am -
  • Teaser Prep with Inner Thigh Addition

    Teaser Prep with Inner Thigh Addition

    Get the most out of our core work by adding some inner thigh work! Engaging your inner thighs makes it easier to engage your low abs. So why not add...
    - 6 Jul 19, 6:47am -
  • Side-Lying Leg Lifts

    Side-Lying Leg Lifts

    Build strength in your glute, lateral leg, and hip while strengthening your core and other tiny, difficult-to-find muscles! This Pilates exercise is excellent for all levels of exercisers, from beginner...
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:18am -
  • Downward Dog to Plank, Double and Single Leg

    Downward Dog to Plank, Double and Single Leg

    Workout your shoulders, arms, legs and core all in one! As long as you can do a downward dog and a full plank* this exercise is an excellent, advanced, time-saving...
    - 22 Jun 19, 6:11am -
  • Squat with Side Bend/Reach

    Squat with Side Bend/Reach

    Add a little stretch to your squats with this heart-calming variation! If your heart rate climbs high while doing a set of squats, adding this arm reach overhead between each...
    - 15 Jun 19, 6:05am -

Nolo's Fundraising Tips for NPO's

  • Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not

    As Jerold Panas brilliantly explains in this excerpt from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, statistics should be used only sparingly when making a case that your organization needs support due to an identifiable community need. “Statistics ha…
    - 4 Dec 14, 8:29pm -
  • Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as the 2nd annual “Gi…
    - 11 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems like a good time to…
    - 31 Oct 14, 7:22pm -
  • Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. “Amer…
    - 10 Oct 14, 7:19pm -
  • Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donors

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donors

    Reading Roger Craver (author of Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life) should put a jolt into any fundraiser’s Monday morning, with his analysis of why the nonprofit sector is “hemorrhaging donors and lo…
    - 22 Sep 14, 1:13pm -
  • The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofits

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofits

    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in which social media parti…
    - 19 Aug 14, 1:58pm -
  • For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    An auction to raise money for a school or other nonprofit may, over the years, develop its own, unique culture and tradition. That’s what has occurred in the Piedmont school district of California, where parties, put on by parents, have become…
    - 11 Aug 14, 12:07pm -
  • Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!

    Plus Side of Not Receiving Huge Donations: No Need to Return Huge Donations!

    It seems there’s been an epidemic recently of nonprofits either having to, or deciding to, return money to disgraced donors. On the “having to” list, just this week the Wall Street Journal reported that the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota…
    - 12 Jun 14, 4:35pm -
  • Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fails

    Nonprofit Email Subject Line Fails

    Ping, ping, ping. New messages keep popping up in my email box, many of them from various nonprofits. (Silly me, I can’t resist signing all those petitions; an apparently effective way for nonprofits to capture names and email addresses.) No way am…
    - 30 May 14, 12:48pm -
  • Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge

    Why Billionaires Sign on to Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge

    A total of 127 people have now added their names to the “Giving Pledge” list  started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. It’s no token commitment: The billionaires on this list have agreed to give over half of their wealth to charitable cause…
    - 20 May 14, 2:51pm -

Non-Profit Humor

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

  • newAgency for International Development and Corporate Separateness
    This week, the Supreme Court released a couple opinions of interest in the nonprofit world. The first was Agency for International Development. Background on the case: in 2003, Congress allocated billions of dollars to U.S. and foreign NGOs to combat…
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jul 20, 3:55pm -
  • Aprill, Standards for Charitable Disaster Relief In the Time of Pandemic
    Ellen P. Aprill has posted Standards for Charitable Disaster Relief In the Time of Pandemic, The Exempt Organization Tax Review (2020). Here is the abstract: This short piece explains how exempt organizations currently face uncertainty about the stan…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 10:01am -
  • Paleteros and Charitable Support
    This morning, my wife read the heartwarming story of a family that bought out a Chicago paletero's ice cream on Father's Day so that he could spend the day with his family. Rosaria Del Real immigrated to the U.S. in...
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 11:44am -
  • IRS Offers settlements for Conservation Easements
    The IRS just offered time limited settlements to those invested in conservation easements. "The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel announced today a time-limited settlement offer to certain taxpayers with pending docketed Tax Court case…
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 12:23pm -
  • TEGE Council Submits Comments on section 512(a)(6) (UBIT Siloing)
    The TEGE Council has submitted comments on the proposed UBIT siloing rules under section 512(a)(6). "We are pleased to announce that on June 23, 2020, the TEGE Exempt Organizations Council submitted comments to the IRS and Treasury in response to...
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 11:59am -
  • WaPo Article in the Style Section on DAFs
    The Washington Post published an article on donor advised funds yesterday entitled Zombie philanthropy: The rich have stashed billions in donor-advised charities — but it’s not reaching those in need It's honestly an interesting article though on…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:15pm -
  • ABA Tax Section submits comments on 512(a)(6) UBIT Siloing
    The ABA Tax section just submitted its comments on section 512(a)(6) colloquially known as the UBIT siloing provision. From the comments: "These Comments respond to Prop. Treas. Reg. § 1.512(a)(6) (“Proposed Regulations”) issued by the Departmen…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 11:47am -
  • IRS Announces Significant Compliance Project Looking at Private Foundations
    Around the time I left the IRS Chief Counsel's Office in 2011, the IRS was engaged in a project to target high net worth families by looking at all aspects of their wealth. It lasted a little while and then...
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 9:16am -
  • Ellen Aprill: Trump Donated His Salary To HHS. Is That Kosher?
    Back in March I missed this article in HistPhil by Ellen Aprill related to her work looking at federal charities that I think would be of interest to our readers. It is entitled Trump Donated His Salary to HHS. Is...
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 4:30pm -
  • AALS Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law Call for papers
    Hereby encouraging folks to submit papers they are working on on Nonprofit or Philanthropy law to be presented at the AALS 2021. CALL FOR PAPERS AALS SECTION ON NONPROFIT AND PHILANTHROPY LAW SESSION 2021 ANNUAL MEETING JANUARY 5-9 San Francisco,...
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 5:03pm -

Philanthropy Roundtable

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  • New S.F. Hospital Gets $75-Million From Zuckerberg and Chan
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, have donated $75-million to San Francisco General Hospital to fund critical equipment and advanced medical technology at its new building, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Th…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:50am -
  • IRS Chief Wary of 2016 Impact for Nonprofit Politicking Rules
    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency does not have a set timeline to pursue new restrictions on nonprofit groups’ political work and is guarding against the appearance of influencing next year’s presidential electio…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:45am -
  • After Years of Growth, Teach for America Recruitment Falling
    Applications to join Teach for America, the national education nonprofit, which sends new, quickly trained college graduates into troubled school districts for two-year classroom stints, are down by about 10 percent from a year ago, the second straig…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:40am -
  • Mass. Health Chain Rethinks Expansion After Court Rebuff
    The new chief executive of Partners HealthCare tells The Boston Globe the nonprofit Massachusetts medical system will “re-evaluate” its growth plans following a judicial blow to its proposed purchase of three more hospitals. David Torchiana, a su…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:30am -
  • Ex-Head of Ala. Health Charity Accused of $14-Million Fraud
    The former CEO of a Birmingham, Ala., nonprofit whose mission is providing health care to the poor and homeless, has been charged with diverting $14-million in federal grant funds, property, and other assets for private gain, The Birmingham News repo…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:20am -
  • Taking on Corcoran Collection Transforms National Gallery
    The New York Times and The Washington Post report on the National Gallery of Art’s absorption of the now-closed Corcoran Gallery of Art’s collection, an unprecedented transfer that could dramatically remake the National Gallery.The Smithsonian-a…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:10am -
  • Major Museums Sour on Photo-Facilitating ‘Selfie Sticks’
    Several prominent museums have banned “selfie sticks” or are mulling doing so, citing concerns that the gadgets that allow users to hold cameras at a distance and take better self-portraits pose a hazard to visitors and exhibits, CBS New York and…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:00am -
  • College Endowments Grow Bearish on Alternative Investments
    Major college and university endowments are trimming their reliance on alternative assets like hedge funds and private equity, retreating from a strategy that got the financial world’s attention by drawing big gains before the recession, according…
    - 5 Feb 15, 10:50am -
  • N.Y. Nonprofit Ousts Legal-Aid Lawyers Over Anti-Police Video
    Two public defenders have been forced to resign from a New York City-funded legal-aid organization after appearing in a rap video that called for killing police officers, reports The New York Times. The executive director of Bronx Defenders, Robin St…
    - 5 Feb 15, 10:40am -
  • Philadelphia Schools Group Pledges $35-Million for More Charters
    A nonprofit education organization in Philadelphia has offered the city school system up to $35-million to open new charter schools that could enroll some 15,000 students, The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. Mark Gleason, executive director of the Phil…
    - 5 Feb 15, 10:30am -
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