Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

Tech Soup Blog

I have no idea how it got started, but one of the most available and effective forms of corporate social responsibility are pro bono legal services for charities. I was reminded of this because of the American Bar Assocation's National Celebration of Pro Bono last week. If your charity needs legal services it’s actually reasonably easy to find free pro bono help. Many law firms do much more pro bono work than 50 hours. law legal services pro bono services

Pepsi Charity Contest: Learning From Mistakes and Level Playing Fields

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The New York Times published an article called " Pepsi Trips Over Its Own Submission Rules " which describes what happened: The tiny charity currently atop the rankings in one category of the contest accidentally got a little help from Pepsi itself. That upset some of the contestants who wondered whether Pepsi was doing favors for a celebrity. “I From my son's kindergarten class. The Pepsi Refresh Contest is the boldest experiment.

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Unions and their role in the social sector

Candid

federal holiday born out of the efforts of 19th century labor unions to celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. law with the 1935 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Today is Labor Day, a U.S.

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18 Successful (Yet Untapped) Fall Fundraising Ideas

CauseVox

To make it even more fun, consider having a local celebrity (i.e. Tip: Be mindful of local laws regarding sports betting to ensure that you’re operating on the right side of the law. Throw in a handful of local celebrity judges and you’ve got a great competition on your hands!

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Nonprofit Transparency Best Practices: Building Donor & Public Trust

Whole Whale

Your organization’s public disclosure of financial and tax documents can help instill confidence in donors, yes, but also grant making foundations, future hires, journalists, charity rating organizations, and the general public more broadly. Charity Ratings.

Make It Easy For Employees To Volunteer

Eric Jacobson

will celebrate and honor their volunteers. Sites Worth Checking Out Mentoring Group MicroMentor Online Degrees My Blog List Linked 2 Leadership Future Leaders: Leading Our Most Precious 1 day ago My Passion To Walk/Run For Charities In 2010 My Walk/Run Page On Movement Challenge Kansas City Leadership Examiner Loading skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Making the Most Difficult Ask—Legacy Giving

NonProfit Hub

According to Guidestar, almost 70 percent of Americans give to charity during their lifetime , but fewer than 10 percent create legacy gifts. Know the Law. Understanding how the inheritance laws work in your state can make a big difference when talking to potential legacy donors. million of an estate was exempt from taxes and estates can give away an unlimited about to a surviving spouse or a charity. It’s a conversation that no one really wants to have.

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#14NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways

NTEN

NTEN staff has finally recovered and we are positively overwhelmed with all the blog posts, videos, pictures, and other instances of the 14NTC celebration from the nonprofit technology community. The Power of Tech in Advocacy & Organizing 14NTC: We came, we tweeted, we played with Legos. And then we took a long nap!

Global Philanthropy

Tech Soup Blog

Although cultures of giving to those in need are widespread, many countries lack the infrastructure that promotes philanthropy as we know it, including legal nonprofit status for organizations, tax laws that favor charitable giving, or established native foundations. According to the book, after the Bolshevik revolution, charity was declared obsolete in the Soviet Union since in a society of equals, there was no need for it.

A Brief History of Nonprofit Organizations (And What We Can Learn)

NonProfit Hub

During this time, we saw policies such as child labor laws, suffrage for women and prohibition. hiring a publicist to oversee the campaign and seeking paid advertisements from corporate sponsors and celebrities. In 1969, the Tax Reform Act gave us Section 501(c)3 in the Internal Revenue Service Code, which said that every charity in the U.S.

Not Business As Usual!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Charity, business, and government, all accomplish great things but have their limitations. First, charity. There are so many times when human beings are in need, and they need our charity. But charity misapplied is corrosive — when charity is more about the giver than the recipient. When charity goes beyond helping someone in need and creates dependency and even creates disincentives to self help — we can’t afford charity like that.

Great reads from around the web on July 1st

Amy Sample Ward

We’ll compile all of the ideas online, and akin to the original World’s Fair, it'll all be capped off with a giant celebration of innovation at a public pavilion in NYC the next day." Where previously people mainly donated to reputable charities who sent them donation requests, or in response to a disaster, now people are spontaneously giving to ad-hoc fundraisers online. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

Have Fun - Do Good

If you order In Search of Hope on Glamour.com , Glamour will donate 100 percent of the book's proceeds and royalties to charities (listed below) selected by the women who were profiled. "[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic. It is real."--Mariane Mariane Pearl, In Search of Hope.

Got the Winter Blues? Giving May Cheer You Up

Have Fun - Do Good

Maya Angelou In December 2007, the New York Sun article, Why Giving Makes You Happy reported that: "According to the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, a survey of 30,000 American households, people who gave money to charity in 2000 were 43% more likely than non-givers to say they were 'very happy' about their lives. The Effects of Volunteering on the Volunteer , John Wilson and Marc Musik, 62 Law & Contemp. How will you celebrate?

The next time you stay at a Marriott hotel look in the nightstand.

Eric Jacobson

Celebrate your peoples success, not your own. Sites Worth Checking Out Mentoring Group MicroMentor Online Degrees My Blog List Linked 2 Leadership Future Leaders: Leading Our Most Precious 1 day ago My Passion To Walk/Run For Charities In 2010 My Walk/Run Page On Movement Challenge Kansas City Leadership Examiner Loading skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

How To Be A Better Leader -- 25 Tips

Eric Jacobson

Sites Worth Checking Out Mentoring Group MicroMentor Online Degrees My Blog List Linked 2 Leadership Future Leaders: Leading Our Most Precious 1 day ago My Passion To Walk/Run For Charities In 2010 My Walk/Run Page On Movement Challenge Kansas City Leadership Examiner Loading skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

How Will You Be Remembered As A Leader?

Eric Jacobson

So celebrate every day, live life to the fullest, and be thankful for those with whom you work and love." Sites Worth Checking Out Mentoring Group MicroMentor Online Degrees My Blog List Linked 2 Leadership Future Leaders: Leading Our Most Precious 1 day ago My Passion To Walk/Run For Charities In 2010 My Walk/Run Page On Movement Challenge Kansas City Leadership Examiner Loading skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership: 70 New Year's.

Eric Jacobson

Celebrate your employees successes, not your own 12. Sites Worth Checking Out Mentoring Group MicroMentor Online Degrees My Blog List Linked 2 Leadership Future Leaders: Leading Our Most Precious 1 day ago My Passion To Walk/Run For Charities In 2010 My Walk/Run Page On Movement Challenge Kansas City Leadership Examiner Loading skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

All for Green, and Green for All: An Interview with Van Jones

Have Fun - Do Good

Certainly, People's Grocery here in West Oakland is something that is celebrated as a model of bringing environmental solutions to people who need them. Then I went to Yale for law school, fancy Ivy League, East Coast, intellectual, all this stuff. That's what Samora Machel, a beautiful African revolutionary said: "Solidarity is not charity, it is mutual aid between two forces pursuing the same objective."

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