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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

  • NRA Admits to "Excess Benefits"
    As previously blogged, the National Rifle Association and its executives continue to be under fire for excess personal benefit. The Washington Post reported yesterday: "After years of denying allegations of lax financial oversight, the National Rifle…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 5:41pm -
  • Sidel & Moore: The Law Affecting Civil Society in Asia
    Mark Sidel (Wisconsin) and David Moore (International Center for Not-for-Profit Law) have posted The Law Affecting Civil Society in Asia: Developments and Challenges for Nonprofit and Civil Society Organizations. Here is the abstract: Asia presents a…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 4:26pm -
  • E. Jensen: College Athletics and UBIT
    Erik Jensen (Case Western Reserve) has published College Athletics and the Tax on Unrelated Business Income: Will 'Student Athletes' Still Be Students After the NCAA Changes Its Rules? in the Journal of Taxation of Investments. Here is the abstract:…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 4:15pm -
  • C. Ahn, J. Houston & S. Kim: The Role of Corporate Board of Directors in Public Charity Lobbying
    Changhyun Ahn, Joel F. Houston, and Sehoon Kim (all of the University of Florida) have posted Hidden in Plain Sight: The Role of Corporate Board of Directors in Public Charity Lobbying. Here is the abstract: Using IRS tax filings by...
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:35am -
  • J. Andreoni & R. Madoff: Calculating DAF Payout
    James Andreoni (San Diego) and Ray Madoff (Boston College) have posted Calculating DAF Payout and What We Learn When We Do It Correctly. Here is the abstract: The tremendous increase in the use of donor-advised funds for charitable donations has...
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:30am -
  • A. Ball: Social Enterprise Lawyering
    Alina Ball (Hastings) has published Social Enterprise Lawyering in the UMKC Law Review. Here is the abstract: Social enterprises — businesses that achieve an articulated social mission using market-based strategies — have commanded rare attention…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:24am -
  • C. Chapman, M. Homsey, N. Gillespie: A Longitudinal & Multinational Examination of Public Trust in Nonprofits
    Cassandra M. Chapman, Matthew J. Homsey, and Nicole Gillespie (all from the University of Queensland) have published No Global Crisis in Trust: A Longitudinal and Multinational Examination of Public Trust in Nonprofits in the Nonprofit and Voluntary…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:20am -
  • B. Leff: Fixing the Johnson Amendment Without Totally Destroying It
    Benjamin M. Leff (American) has posted Fixing the Johnson Amendment Without Totally Destroying It. Here is the abstract: The so-called Johnson Amendment is that portion of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that prohibits charities from "…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:11am -
  • GAO: Hospitals' Tax-Exempt Status
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published Opportunities Exist to Improve Oversight of Hospital's Tax-Exempt Status. Here are the highlights of the report: What GAO Found Nonprofit hospitals must satisfy three sets of requirements to obt…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:08am -
  • Independent Sector: Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector
    Independent Sector has published a report titled Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector (free sign-up required to access). Here is the Snapshot of the report's findings provided by IS: Nonprofits make up 5.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) In 2019,...
    - 10 days ago, 21 Nov 20, 7:04am -

Philanthropy Roundtable

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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