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Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

Faith Communities Gather to Host Mental Illness Conference

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Daylong conference focuses on faith, mental illness Interfaith Community Services will present a unique, daylong conference at the end of this month on the powerful intersection of faith and mental illness. Funded by the David C. and Lura M. Lovell Foundation and the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, “Faith Communities & Mental Illness: Mind, Body, Spirit […]

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The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

The Value of Your Volunteers Just Went Up

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Independent Sector’s annual valuation increases to $22.55 per hour The estimated value of volunteer time increased by 41 cents in 2013 in a report out just in time for volunteer week. The Independent Sector (IS) figures are widely used as a state-by-state valuation for recognizing volunteer service as well as applications for grants, if the organization […]

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Tohono Chul Park Seeks a Volunteer Services Coordinator

Tohono Chul Park Seeks a Volunteer Services Coordinator

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It might be the best volunteer-coordinator type job in Tucson. At least as far as working in one of the most beautiful garden settings in Arizona. If you are a rock star with volunteers, toss your hat in the ring. Here is the Position Announcement.  

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Combined Federal Campaign Pledges Dramatically Plummet by 19% in 2013 – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

Combined Federal Campaign Pledges Dramatically Plummet by 19% in 2013 – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Combined Federal Campaign, the workplace-giving program for federal workers, has finally released the numbers for its most recent campaign. It has announced a decrease in giving of 19 percent, or $49 million, between 2012 when $258.3 million was raised, and 2013 when the total was $209 million. Furthermore, 2012 had shown a 5.3 percent […]

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Arizona Fails Kids Again

Arizona Fails Kids Again

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Late last night, the House of Representatives passed a state budget that leaves gaping holes for kids and families. The approved fiscal plan has no new funding for child care vouchers and does nothing to prevent child abuse and neglect. It also fails to sufficiently fund CPS staff and services so the new agency will continue to […]

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Online Giving Grows but Nonprofits Fail at Mobile

Online Giving Grows but Nonprofits Fail at Mobile

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

For a second year, online giving to nonprofits grew by double digits in 2013 as more Americans embrace it. Yet, despite the growth in mobile devices such as smartphones and tables, most charitable groups do not have mobile-friendly donation websites. Read more at Online Giving Grows but Nonprofits Fail at Mobile.

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IRS plan to curb politically active nonprofits draws thousands of comments

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A controversial proposed IRS regulation that seeks to define political activity for nonprofit social welfare organizationsdrew more than 122,000 commentsbefore Thursday night’s deadline, a gargantuan sum that underscores difficult task now facing the Treasury Department. Read more at the Washington Post..

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IRS Exempt Workshop

IRS Exempt Workshop

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Know the difference between tax-exempt and nonprofit? Are you compliant with reporting? What are the upcoming issues that might involve your organization? If you have questions about compliance, or the benefits of being tax-exempt, this one-day Exempt Organizations workshop from Lodestar is for you. It’s worth the trip to Phoenix (and the $50 registrations fee.) […]

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Cookies!

Cookies!

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Girl Scout cookie season is here once again. These girls are out selling cookies to make money for their camps and other activities. This wonderful organization produces winners, and I urge you to support them fully. I don’t really need the cookies, so I just donate the money for a couple of boxes to the […]

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Forum Will Focus on Young Nonprofit Leaders

Forum Will Focus on Young Nonprofit Leaders

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

15th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness looks at tomorrow’s leaders Who is in the leadership pipeline, how can we develop and train them, and what can we do to assure that we have leaders with the expertise and dedication to guide nonprofits in the coming years? The 15th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness will seek to […]

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