Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection - Telegraph

AFP Blog

Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection - Telegraph : "Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection The Information Commissioner has claimed that charities thought they were 'a special case' and tried to find 'wiggle room' over data and privacy laws" 'via Blog this

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

The tax law and jobs act (TCJA) presents many changes for nonprofits to consider in 2018. The following changes to the law are some of the most critical when considering the effect they may have on charitable giving to nonprofits. With change in tax laws that can influence philanthropy comes an impact to individuals, charities and communities. Far fewer will be subject to the federal estate tax with the law expanding exemption to many more.

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Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 Pallotta’s latest book, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World , was released in late 2012 to very positive reviews. But we don’t want people making money in charity. But if a charity has a long-term goal that doesn’t show short-term results, then it’s scandalous.

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Lawyer Offers to Give $25K to Charity if He Gets 25K Twitter Followers | ABA Journal - Law News Now

AFP Blog

Lawyer Offers to Give $25K to Charity if He Gets 25K Twitter Followers | ABA Journal - Law News Now: "A blogging lawyer doesn’t think he can top Ashton Kucher, but he has been inspired by the actor’s agreement to donate 10,000 malaria nets to charity as a result of winning a race with CNN to sign up 1 million Twitter followers

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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. If your charity needs legal services it’s actually reasonably easy to find free pro bono help. are encouraged under American Bar Association rules to contribute at least fifty hours of pro bono service per year to individuals or charities who are unable to afford legal services.

CCNI releases social media guidance for charities - Civil Society - Governance - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits

AFP Blog

CCNI releases social media guidance for charities - Civil Society - Governance - News - providing news and in-depth coverage of charities, voluntary organisations and not-for-profits : The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) is providing charities with tips to ensure that their social media use does not break the law or jeopardise reputations.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: What does the repeal of Arizona's solicitation law mean to my nonprofit?

ASU Lodestar Center

The Arizona legislature recently passed legislation that repeals Arizona’s solicitation registration laws and the requirement that nonprofit organizations file annual solicitation registration or renewal forms with the Secretary of State. Most states typically regulate nonprofit organizations through solicitation laws that are concerned with charitable solicitations from the general public. posted by. Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center.

Tales of faux donors scamming charities

Robert Weiner

He has an MBA from [major university] and a law degree from [another major university]. The following is a compilation of online discussions of faux donors trying to scam colleges, schools, and nonprofits. In most cases it’s not clear what the scammers are trying to achieve. Maybe they’re just practical jokes. These tales were provided by Barbara Esteve at Cedar Crest College, Roylene Gallas at the Little City Foundation, Don Martin at St.

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

That’s because Apple doesn’t allow nonprofits or other organizations to include a direct donation system in the phone’s applications, so the only way to give is to go to a charity’s Web site, a cumbersome process with a small phone-size keyboard. " roundup apple bookmarks casestudies contest development law list mobile nonprofit policy postalicious privacy resources socialmedia strategy twitter

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

Why Are Charity Mobile Phone Donation Programs Going Extinct?

Tech Soup Blog

Not that long ago, there were dozens of charity mobile phone donation programs vying for attention. One popular method of getting people to turn in their old phones has been to recycle them for charity. TechSoup has long sent our old phones to the 911 Cell Phone Bank , a nonprofit that provides emergency cell phones and funds to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of law enforcement and disaster victims. Phones 4 Charity.

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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. From my son's kindergarten class. The Pepsi Refresh Contest is the boldest experiment.

Nonprofit Technology News: Help for Charities to Develop Mobile Giving Capacity

Tech Soup Blog

Our lead story in this issue of TechSoup’s Nonprofit Technology News is the creation of the Mobile Giving Alliance that will help charities develop their mobile giving. As always, there’s plenty more news like how Facebook’s news feed policy is not good news for charities, how smartphone kill switch legislation will affect your organization, how things like your own perspiration will run your phone someday and some more NPTech quick hits.

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Is Your Nonprofit Complying with State Charity Regulations?

Care2

If you answered yes, then your organization maybe surprised to learn that it must comply with state charity registration laws and register with most of the states your donors are based. Currently 40 States have statutory requirements relating to the registration of charities that intend to solicit funds. Anderson and former Charities Regulator in Pennsylvania. Does your nonprofit raise money online?

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

And here’s the reason: The charity sector lacks enough marketers who specialize in nonprofit marketing. Most charity organizations rely heavily on print than the internet. Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online.

Seeds for a Future

ASU Lodestar Center

Many communities came to look to the government and NGOs for charity rather than for the human resource development that they need in order to gain control of their futures. It might come as a surprise to learn that more than a few NGOs set up and start working without first registering with the local government or learning about labor laws, tax laws, and other regulations that need to be followed. Make sure you know what minimum wage laws provide.

3 Common Nonprofit Board Myths

NonProfit Hub

Myth #2 Roberts Rules is the Law. charities are primarily volunteer-led and therefore they don’t pay salaries or wages to board members. Documenting these situations in conflict-of-interest statements that accompany a charity’s Form 990 is done for a reason.

Looking to Increase Giving This Year?

Blue Fox

Here is our glass half-full perspective on increasing giving this year: Most donors plan to maintain, or even increase, the amount they donate to charity this year. Under previous law, such contribution deductions were limited to 60% of AGI.

Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant in 2021

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2001, the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) released a set of recommendations called the Charleston Principles to supplement fundraising laws that had not kept pace with technology. Fundraising compliance is both the law and a best practice.

Keeping Your Data Safe: Protecting HIPAA with Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) Similar to HIPAA, PIPEDA is Canada’s federal law protecting patient privacy. Before my time at Cloud for Good, I worked for a medical transcription company as a Microsoft Network Administrator.

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The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Is Going into Full Effect – Are You Ready?

Connection Cafe

or any other country outside of Canada, this law applies to you. Canadian registered charities do have additional exemptions under the law. CASL laws allowed for a 3-year provisional period that began July 1, 2014 to allow businesses and nonprofits to prepare for the legislation. When this law first came into effect in Canada, it caused widespread panic.

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5 Tips for Finding a Nonprofit Lawyer

NonProfit Hub

And when you’re asking around, check to see if any local law firms perform pro bono work for nonprofits. But if you can’t find one, look online for local attorneys and scan for ones that work with charities and nonprofits. If you find a couple of lawyers or firms that work in nonprofit law, be sure to ask your network if they have ever worked with those attorneys. Law.com – You can search for lawyers under categories such as nonprofit or environmental law.

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Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Gerry patiently explained that he would volunteer his time on a pro bono basis to incorporate and get IRS approval for my new company to make reading machines for the blind, one that was set up as a nonprofit charity. Gerry quickly did the legal research and came back to explain that my idea, which seemed like it should be illegal, was 100% permitted under an obscure provision of the copyright law! He had graduated from Georgetown Law School just a couple of years after my dad.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. charities to keep in mind. When in doubt, contact an attorney who specializes in nonprofit law or contact the IRS for a ruling. ). An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity. So if the charity did not process the charge until January 2012, the donor would be treated as making the gift in 2012 rather than 2011, as she intended.

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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What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is yet another indication of the growing interest in the charity sector at SXSWi. Some people in the room were frustrated because the discussion focused on social media for charity and did not include social media for social change. Nonetheless, in reflection, I wonder: Is it time to stop using the phrase "social media for social good" when we're talking about the use of social media for charity? Or should we simply just call fundraising and charity?

Online fundraising: Leveraging compliance as a development strategy

ASU Lodestar Center

When it comes to compliance with state laws, online fundraising initiatives have created a regulatory challenge for nonprofits everywhere. Approximately 45 states have laws regulating charitable solicitation activity. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Online fundraising: leveraging compliance as a development strategy

ASU Lodestar Center

When it comes to compliance with state laws, online fundraising initiatives have created a regulatory challenge for nonprofits everywhere. Approximately 45 states have laws regulating charitable solicitation activity. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2001, the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) released a set of recommendations called the Charleston Principles to supplement fundraising laws that had not kept pace with technology. Fundraising compliance is both the law and a best practice.

Free Live Chat on February 26: How to Get Grants for Your International Work

Tech Soup Blog

based charities must do. Foundations and the Law." Carolina School of Law and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from. Sheila Warren: As general counsel of NGOsource and TechSoup Global , Sheila Warren provides guidance on international philanthropy law, oversees the equivalency determination review team, and educates the. College and Harvard Law School. Foundations that give grants to non-U.S.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. We frequently get emails or letters from authors, agents or publishers who don’t know much about people with disabilities or about Section 121 of the copyright law, calling us pirates and asking us to cease and desist from making their books available on the Internet. No more donations to our charity.

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Ethics and Responsibility in Technology-for-Good: A Human-Centered Approach

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, we have yet to come to grips with what is ethical and what the laws should be in relation to rapidly changing technologies. This iterative method helps us focus on building products that are responsive to real needs Treat users as customers, not recipients of charity People in challenging situations must invest their time and limited resources to improve their lives. Our networked world has advanced to a point where information technology is touching all aspects of society.

Is Your Nonprofit Tax Status at Risk?

Wild Apricot

Up to 25% of American nonprofits – charities, trade associations and membership groups – will lose their tax-exempt status at midnight on May 15, when the provisions of a 2006 federal bill kick in. As the New York Times reported , late last week: The new law, embedded in the 393 pages of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, also directed the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax exemptions of groups that failed to file for three consecutive years.

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Tell Congress Not To Hurt U.S. Nonprofits

Care2

The proposal would reduce the tax incentive received by many individual Americans when they donate to charities. It's a dumb idea, considering how vital these contributions are to nonprofit organizations, which receive up to one half of all of their individual donations from the very same taxpayers who would be affected by this new law. They deserve our help and support, not a law that would deprive them of an estimated $7 billion per year in contributions. charities! ?.

Big Meeting on the Treaty this Week!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As the operators of Bookshare in the USA, which was made possible through a great exception in our copyright law here, we would love to make all of our books available to people with qualifying disabilities around the world. It’s why the great majority of accessibility work is done by volunteers, charities, and with government support. The ability of that Indian blind student shouldn’t depend on whether she can get her university or a local blindness charity to do it for her.

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Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

Charitable Bequest: This is a provision in a will, trust, or estate plan that allocates a gift to a designated charity. Contingent Bequest: This is a provision in a will, trust, or estate plan that allocates a gift to a designated charity as an alternative to a higher priority bequest or condition to be met. now allow the use of “ Transfer on Death Deeds ” that provide for the transfer of real estate directly to another person or charity – by-passing the probate process.

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. 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. In 1976, Congress passed a bill, supported by the Coalition of Concerned Charities, that allowed nonprofits to legally spend up to $1 million per year on lobbying efforts.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

One doesn’t work without the other, because having purpose and meaning are critical for any charity. charity: water : Bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples].

Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Unanticipated press coverage and subsequent attention on your cause can be the result of change of law or a court’s ruling. Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you. Download and put our " Be Prepared When Your Mission Calls " rapid response fundraising guide to work for you. Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now.

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Use TechSoup's Content for Free!

Tech Soup Blog

Creative Commons is a charity that champions reduced restrictions on copyrighted work by creating licenses that make it clear how material can be used, changed, and shared. It was founded in 2001 by Harvard law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig. Creative Commons basically provides a free and standardized legal infrastructure that joins up the free flow of online information with traditional copyright laws that were devised in an earlier age.

Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And thus we have a book famine, where the typical blind person in the world has no accessible books, and depends on the charity of others to read books aloud. The Practical Case Charity provision is done on a shoestring. Charities fret about whether they might get in trouble. If you can buy a book, you can’t borrow it. That’s the lobbying position of some companies in the intellectual property field when implementing the new Marrakesh Copyright Treaty.

Biker Philanthropy: TechSoup Revs Up Donated Computer Programs for Kids

Tech Soup Blog

Despite their legendary "bad guy" reputations, bikers also have a lesser-known, but rich tradition of philanthropy, including nationwide events like Rolling Thunder's annual Ride for Freedom for veterans and POW/MIA awareness, Kyle Petty's Charity Ride Across America , as well as local organizations like the charity, BIKERSCAP , in Florida. In due course, he got a bunch of his biker friends involved and started the charity. " Not Your Ordinary Charity.

Earn $2 per vote! (Fundraising)

Forum One

In this case, paying for votes is not against the law -- simply click on your favorite charity from a long list of organizations, and the campaign sponsor donates $2 to your choice. The Squidoo Charity Fund is actually the sponsor, putting up the prize money, which is capped at $80,000 total to be spread across whichever charities get the votes.