The 5 Laws of Successful IT Strategy and Planning

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit business, advancing your organization’s unique mission is the primary goal. Some nonprofits have learned to leverage technology to meet these challenges and are thriving. The law of planning will help give you the courage required to move forward.

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Our EveryAction Hero: National Women's Law Center

Everyaction

Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the progress of women and girls in virtually every aspect of their lives. In recent months, fueled by the increasingly polarizing political and social climate, the National Women’s Law Center has become a pivotal player in the resistance movement. How would you describe the mission of the National Women’s Law Center?

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What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States

AFP Blog

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States : "During the first half of 2014, there were 6,271 phishing attacks that targeted the "dot-org" Internet domain name often used by nonprofits, according to a study by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of industry groups and international organizations.

How to Make Tax Law Work for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, the government says you are special. . You get a different status than other incorporated organizations as a nonprofit. For example, a 501(c)3 organization only excuses your nonprofit from the Federal Income Tax.

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Kristin Harvey ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management student. Nonprofits rely heavily on giving from private citizens to have the funds necessary to carry out their mission and strengthen their communities.

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Jerry Jacobs and the Association Law Handbook

SocialFish

As I mentioned, I went to hear Jerry Jacobs talk about his book, the Association Law Handbook. Changes since the last edition - Jacobs said almost every paragraph in the entire book has been reworked, however there are two sections which have really changed a lot: the first, on Nonprofit Governance, the subjects of which have been greatly affected recently by Sarbanes Oxley, and the last section, on Nonprofit Taxation.

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What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Connection Cafe

tax law, and should not be viewed as legal advice or replace any guidance from your organization’s accountants or attorneys. Nonprofit boards should consider the excise tax as it affects the organization for the true cost of compensation for an employee.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Social Media, Video, and the Law

Wild Apricot

Technology in the Arts has just released a well-researched and well-written review of the legal issues surrounding the use of video footage, Social Media, Video Footage, and the Law: What performing arts managers need to know. Therefore, they must know how current laws and emerging legal trends will affect their online marketing plans and be prepared to advocate within their organizations for.(

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Six Facebook Laws You Must Obey To Avoid A Nonprofit Marketing Fail

John Haydon

If you’ve been using Facebook to build a fanbase and market your nonprofit, you’ve probably noticed consistent ways that Facebook users behave. In fact, these patterns are so consistent, it’s as if they’re driven by a set of laws. Here are six laws at work: 1.

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3 Common Legal Traps Nonprofits Fall Prey To

Wild Apricot

Have you ever worried your nonprofit could have some hidden legal risks? Nonprofit attorney and strategist Erin McClarty shows you 3 common legal traps and how to avoid them. Erin-McClarty nonprofit-law legal-issues legal-traps nonprofit

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Why Your Country Should Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

As the nonprofit operator of Bookshare ,the world’s largest online library for people who are blind, visually impaired, dyslexic, or have a physical disability that prevents them from reading books, Benetech strongly recommends the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty.

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6 Laws of Customer Experience Apply to Nonprofits

Idealware

I've recently been revisiting " 6 Laws of Customer Experience " written by a former colleague, Bruce Tempkin. It's a treasure trove of common sense wisdom for nonprofits and companies alike. Simply change the business language to nonprofit-ese and it comes alive. A few examples of the lessons for nonprofits: - "Experiences need to be designed for individuals." Actions by nonprofit executives speak much louder than words to staff.

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Kyle's Adventures in Copyright Law, or: Yes, Your Work Belongs To You

Idealware

Copyright Law for fun and games (e.g. This is normally a good thing for nonprofits, because it provides a steady source of recent photos and videos as stock images, which we can use for free in publications, websites, presentations - you name it.

7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

Connection Cafe

86% of nonprofits expected demand for services to increase in 2018 while 58% said that federal funding policies have become more challenging. Source: 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, Nonprofit Finance Fund). That rose to 26% at the least effective nonprofits.”—

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Everyaction

They hold the government accountable for unjust immigration laws and educate the American public on the longstanding importance of immigrants in the US. National Immigration Law Center. Using impact litigation they have helped to stop unjust immigration laws and millions of workers from losing their jobs. As a human rights organization made up of former detainees, immigrants at risk of deportation, and their loved ones, FFF fights to abolish laws that tear families apart.

Care2 Helps in Law of the Sea Win - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

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5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

Connection Cafe

While it’s too early to say for certain how much the new tax laws will affect charitable giving, it is possible that fewer people will be seeking to donate for tax benefits. It’s no secret that 2017 was a tempestuous year.

What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It’s a nonprofit or government agency that makes accessible copies of Works, and limits distribution of those copies to people with bona fide disabilities, the “Beneficiary Persons,” defined in the next article. This is satisfied by having a law like the Chafee Amendment in the U.S., or similar laws in other countries like India and the EU. law, plus it has import and export provisions between countries.

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

Social Media: A Bubble About to Burst – Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media – frogloop – "Are your nonprofit staffers addicted to social media? " Apple’s Disdain for Philanthropy Hurts Society – Opinion – The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas – "Holiday season is always a time for giving—but not on your iPhone.

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Power Law of Participation: How does it differ for collective charitable giving?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo from Ross Mayfield Still reflecting on the question " Are Fundraising Groundwells A Massive Opportunity or Distraction for Nonprofit Organizations?" Found this oldish post in my bookmark collection called Power Law of Participation for social software by Ross Mayfield.

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From Gartner: Five Laws for Exploring Virtual Worlds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gartner's five laws for exploring virtual worlds at the enterprise level. First Law: Virtual worlds are not games, but neither are they a parallel universe (yet). Second Law: Behind every avatar is a real person Third Law: Be relevant and add value. Fourth Law: Understand and contain the downside. Fifth Law: This is a long haul. Check out the Nonprofits and Second Life Wiki and Blog for information about the nonprofit side

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits looking for funding sources, trust is paramount. Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place.

How Nonprofit Use Tech To Increase Transparency

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Nonprofit Information. Whether they be donors, employees, volunteers, partners, sponsors just someone who likes to read your blog, nonprofits are leveraging technology to allow the public a looking glass into the inner working of their organizations.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you're curious on how holes in deliverability can impact the long-term health of our organization, check out our EveryAction Deliverability Study for more information on how much nonprofits have lost in fundraising potential because of these complaints.

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7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST

EveryAction

In challenging the policies of the Trump administration, nonprofits are at the forefront of the resistance movement. Every successful campaign starts with a moment.

Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We advocate for laws that uphold the 7th amendment which is our constitutional right to trial by jury and focus on improving safety for all Texas families, workers, and patients. We've been hearing a lot about the donor journey among nonprofits.

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. 9 tips to help your nonprofit be successful with Facebook Live video streaming.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities. Southern Poverty Law Center.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

To mark the courage and strength of the brave men and women working on the front lines of conflict and raise awareness for those affected by disasters around the world, we’re highlighting 10 nonprofits that are making a difference by driving action and support for aid efforts. Providing tools for sustainable change to populations most vulnerable to hunger, violence, and disease, CARE has earned its place in the hall of fame of nonprofits continuing to make the world a better place.

Great reads from around the web on October 14th

Amy Sample Ward

I’m worried about the lack of nonprofit leadership creating a culture of innovation. To truly raise your nonprofit’s profile (aka increase brand awareness), grow your constituency, and raise even more money in 2011 and beyond, organizations need to also focus on innovating." As part of this communications evolution, nonprofits have grown accustomed to relying on url shorteners such as bit.ly

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. Risk management is something that needs to be a priority for nonprofit and for-profit businesses alike?especially The Alliance for Nonprofit Management defines risk management as, “[…] a discipline for dealing with the possibility that some future event will cause harm. There are plenty of things that could cause potential issues for a nonprofit. Over half of the nonprofits?55

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The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has a new blog

SocialFish

The Center for NonProfit Advancement , which supports the nonprofit community in DC, has a new blog. Tags: nonprofit law associations blogging It hasn't got much in it yet, but hopefully it will!

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! Nonprofit technology, and more! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Nonprofit FundCon.

Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition

EveryAction

That’s why, in our third installment of the best-of-Twitter blog series , we’re excited to highlight some of the nonprofit champions working tirelessly this election cycle to advocate for global and grassroots issues that directly impact us each day. One of the most common ways nonprofits participate in elections is through non-partisan civic engagement campaigns. We're just one week away from Election Day - how is your nonprofit advocating?

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. Risk management is something that needs to be a priority for nonprofit and for-profit businesses alike?especially The Alliance for Nonprofit Management defines risk management as, “[…] a discipline for dealing with the possibility that some future event will cause harm. There are plenty of things that could cause potential issues for a nonprofit. Over half of the nonprofits?55

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Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For many years, people frequently suggested that Benetech , the nonprofit tech company I founded and lead, get more involved in Washington, DC policy and legislative action. This post originally appeared on Arabella Advisors'' Greater Good blog as part of the series Impact 2014.

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits are expected to provide the public with an annual report. By writing an effective report, you can help ensure that your nonprofit has the support it needs in the year to come. There are things you’re required to include in order to retain your nonprofit status.

6 Key Changes for Nonprofits in the FASB’s ASU 2016-14

Connection Cafe

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on nonprofit financial statements. How ASU 2016-14 Will Affect Nonprofits in 2018.

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Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

Connection Cafe

Why does an EU law have such a monumental effect on privacy globally? Second, as the strictest privacy law in the world to date, it has become the gold standard for privacy frameworks. 2018 was a seminal year for privacy. India drafted its first data privacy bill.

5 Tips for Finding a Nonprofit Lawyer

NonProfit Hub

When starting a nonprofit it’s easy to drown in a sea of paperwork, but using a nonprofit lawyer can save you from that demise. These five tips will help you finding a nonprofit lawyer to help you navigate those rough waters. Featured Starting a Nonprofit Nonprofit Lawyer

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10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. Transgender Law Center.