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New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits
By Jonathan Gudema Esq. on January 17, 2012 | No Comment
New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits

New York State’s Attorney General has made it clear that nonprofit organizations need to show good-faith compliance with NYPMIFA or face serious consequences.

The More We Know About Nonprofits’ Impact…Who Knows?
By Susan Carey Dempsey on November 18, 2010 | 2 Comments
The More We Know About Nonprofits’ Impact…Who Knows?

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At a conference held in New York last week to discuss trends in philanthropy, a panel including Guidestar’s  President and CEO, Bob Ottenhoff, and Dr. Patrick Rooney, Executive Director of the …

News Briefing: Russian Leader Expresses Support for Nonprofits
By Kate Golden on November 24, 2009 | No Comment

The American Red Cross embarks on a holiday fundraising campaign, complete with an online gift catalog and advertising.  [New York Times]

Andrew Cuomo files papers to shut down the United Homeless Organization, alleging it is a …

News Briefing: Accountants Sue Charity for Wrongful Dismissal
By Kate Golden on October 19, 2009 | No Comment

Two accountants sue Feed The Children for wrongful dismissal after they notified the charity's board that the organization owed $1.1 million in taxes.  [Associated Press]

Barbra Streisand auctions more than 400 of her dresses and suits, …

News Briefing: Michael Jackson’s Attorneys Accuse Companies of Charity Scam
By Kate Golden on October 5, 2009 | No Comment

Attorneys for Michael Jackson sue two California charities, accusing them of scamming the singer's fans by using his name to solicit funds.  [ABC News]

President Obama tours a Maryland cancer lab to call attention to $5 …

News Briefing: Free Clinics Hit With More Patients, Less Funding
By Kate Golden on July 21, 2009 | No Comment

DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's recent proposal to sharply cut earmarks is bad news for many area nonprofits.  [Washington Post]

Feed the Children, an Oklahoma City-based Christian relief organization, spent $1.2 million in donations on a …

News Briefing: Philanthropist With a Sense of Timing Raises Her Profile
By Kate Golden on June 30, 2009 | No Comment

A new major donor hits the New York cultural scene.  [New York Times]

Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison.  [New York Times]

The Boston Foundation plans to distribute more grant money during the next …

News Briefing: Museum Gunman a Longtime Foe of Government
By Kate Golden on June 11, 2009 | No Comment

An 88-year-old white supremacist fatally wounds a security guard at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  [New York Times]

Two people are charged with embezzling $200,000 from a Bronx nonprofit group in order to pay for …

News Briefing: New Unrest on Campus as Donors Rebel
By Kate Golden on April 24, 2009 | No Comment

As National Public Radio grapples with reduced revenue, it announces further cuts.  [Washington Post]

The New York Times Company Foundation announces that it is suspending grant-making and the company's matching gift program.  [New York Times]

As a …

News Briefing: Elie Wiesel Levels Scorn at Madoff
By Kate Golden on February 27, 2009 | No Comment

Elie Wiesel, whose charity lost $15.2 million to Bernie Madoff, calls the fraudulent investor a "thief, scoundrel, criminal."  [New York Times]

Experts on charitable giving discuss ways donors might give in tough times without putting themselves …

News Briefing: Melinda and Bill Gates on Making a Difference
By Kate Golden on February 6, 2009 | No Comment

The Guardianship Project, a small organization that protects elderly and disabled people who have no one else to act as their legal guardians, will shut down in April because of the state's budget shortfall.  [New …

News Briefing: Madoff Arrest Forces Nonprofit’s Closing, Stirs Worry at Others
By Kate Golden on December 15, 2008 | No Comment

Arts organizations around Long Island try to cut spending and replace income with creative fundraisers.  [New York Times]

Nonprofits around the nation brace for fallout following the arrest of New York money manager Bernard Madoff.  [Bloomberg]

A …

News Briefing: Laws Seek to Counter Clothing-Bin Fraud
By Kate Golden on December 8, 2008 | No Comment

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles needs to raise roughly $25 million.  [New York Times]

An increasing number of for-profit companies claiming to be charities are collecting donated clothes to sell.  [New York Times]

Hundreds …

News Briefing: New Way To Rate Charities Sought
By Kate Golden on November 24, 2008 | No Comment

Eli Broad offers $30 million to help rescue the Museum of Contemporary Art if the museum's trustees also increase their donations.  [New York Times]

Several of the country's highest-paid university presidents announce that they will give …

News Briefing: Ex-Official of Diabetes Foundation Is Indicted in Theft
By Kate Golden on November 14, 2008 | One Comment

A former official of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation led a false invoicing scheme that resulted in the theft of more than $1 million from the organization.  [New York Times]

The former director of a Brooklyn …

News Briefing: U.S. Endowments Grow Wary but See Opportunities
By Kate Golden on October 24, 2008 | No Comment

Acorn’s registration numbers were wildly exaggerated.  [New York Times]

A U.N. report finds that North Korea is facing its worst food crisis in a decade.  [New York Times]

The Washington region’s network of nonprofits is ill-prepared to …

News Briefing: For This Generation, Vocations of Service
By Kate Golden on October 14, 2008 | No Comment

Recent college graduates forgo traditional careers to start nonprofits that are focused on outreach.  [Washington Post]

Report encourages more partnerships and mergers among Long Island nonprofits.  [Newsday]

Bob Dole and George McGovern will receive the World Food …

News Briefing: In Tight Times, Many Nonprofits Feel the Pinch as Contributions Dwindle
By Kate Golden on October 7, 2008 | No Comment

Nonprofits begin to feel the pinch as contributions dwindle.  [New York Times]

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum plans to begin work on the renovation and expansion of its ornate Fifth Avenue mansion.  [New York Times]

A Washington …

News Briefing: Matt Damon, Wyclef Jean Visit Haiti City in Ruins
By Kate Golden on September 15, 2008 | No Comment

"Fruit philanthropists" voluntarily harvest surplus fruit and donate it to food banks, centers for the elderly, and other nonprofits in the Berkeley area.  [New York Times]

Twenty-one Indonesians die in small town after beign trampled outside …

News Briefing: Museum of History Unveils Its Future
By Kate Golden on August 12, 2008 | No Comment

The Museum of the City of New York completes the first phase of its building project.  [New York Times]

Alumni, parents, and students in Mount Vernon raise money to keep its high school’s fall lineup of …

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