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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...
    - 84 days ago, 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...
    - 98 days ago, 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

  • Trump Ordered to Pay US$2 million for Misuse of Foundation - Where Can You find the Documents?
    On November 7, New York Supreme Court Judge Saliann Scarpulla ordered President Trump to pay $2 million in resitution to charity for his breach of his fiduciary duties as an officer and director of the Trump Foundation. The link attached...
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 10:23am -
  • UPMC Denied Property Tax Exemption on County Hospitals
    Pennsylvania bears watching on hospitals and tax exemption. Pennsylvania's Northumberland County Board of Assessment just denied a request on October 30 for property tax exemption for some hospitals UPMC acquired a few years ago. UPMC, headquartered…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 12:38pm -
  • Salt Lake Tribune Becomes Charitable Organization
    The Salt Lake Tribune, a major paper of Salt Lake City, announced recently it converted its operation into a tax exempt charitable organization. The newspaper received its determination letter from the IRS on Oct 29. From the Tribune: "The move...
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 10:16pm -
  • Pitt Symposium: The 1969 Tax Reform Act and Charities - Fifty Years Later
    Where are we on the regulation of charity fifty years after Congress passed the Tax Reform Act of 1969? My colleague Tony Infanti and I along with our Pitt Law Students of the Pitt Tax Review hosted six scholars and...
    - 11 days ago, 4 Nov 19, 10:41pm -
  • TODAY: Pittsburgh Tax Symposium
    Just a reminder: today is Pittsburgh Law's symposium "The 1969 Tax Act and Charities: Fifty Years Later." It looks like a spectacular program. And for those of us who can't make it in person, we're in luck: the symposium will...
    - 15 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 8:10am -
  • Nonprofit Halloween
    Happy Halloween! In honor of today, I wanted some sort of Halloween nonprofit story. Frankly, when I think about holidays and nonprofits, I think about the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas corridor. That seems to be when a lot of volunteering happens and, a…
    - 15 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 12:17pm -
  • Think Tank Alert: American Idea Foundation
    On Monday, former House Speaker Paul Ryan launched the American Idea Foundation. The American Idea Foundation is a nonprofit, exempt under section 501(c)(3), and plans to focus on Ryan's legislative interests from his years in Congress, including pov…
    - 16 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 11:45am -
  • Using Nonprofits For Illegal Purposes
    Last week, Reuters reported that two nonprofits agreed to pay $6 million to resolve allegations that they had helped pharmaceutical companies in a way that violated the False Claims Act. Chronic Disease Fund and Patient Access Network Foundation, the…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 1:52pm -
  • Pitt Tax Review - The 1969 Tax Reform Act and Charities: Fifty Years Later, Symposium
    Pittsburgh Tax Review hosts a symposium this Friday November 1, 2019 entitled: "The 1969 Tax Reform Act and Charities: Fifty Years Later.”
    - 18 days ago, 28 Oct 19, 3:41pm -
  • Goswami & Urminsky on Fundraising
    Indranil Goswami and Oleg Urminsky have posted No Substitute for the Real Thing: The Importance of In-Context Field Experiments in Fundraising on SSRN with the following abstract: We present a complete empirical case study of fundraising campaign dec…
    - 36 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 5:14pm -

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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