We posted this a year ago, but with the current economic crisis making it even more important to evaluate and reevaluate all our spending it is appropriate to remind everyone of the importance of reviewing technology plans on an ongoing basis: As you begin to finalize your organizations' technology plans for the year, the most important word to remember is test. According to Miriam-Webster this would be, "a critical examination, observation, … [Read more...] about Technology To Do in 2009
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It’s proving to be yet another economically stormy September and the philanthropic community is not immune to its wrath. The damage caused by the failure of some of the most venerable financial institutions in the U.S. is still not fully known but it is clear that it has already reached around the globe and is causing lots of people and many nonprofits worry about how to weather the storm. Well, here are few thoughts—some tried and true but … [Read more...] about Troubled Times
American Friends groups take particular note: The IRS has issued a set of Temporary Regulations (§1.6033-6T) and a series of information releases to cover procedures for the new annual reporting requirements for small nonprofits enacted in the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The rules require small nonprofits that had previously been exempt from filing a Form 990 or 990-EZ because their receipts are normally less than $25,000 to file a new … [Read more...] about Reminder: Small Nonprofits Must File E-Postcard
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's 81-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, considered an icon of traditionalism, launched her own special Royal Channel on YouTube Sunday. (source: NYTimes) You might ask what this has to do with Jewish philanthropy? The answer is everything; when such a conservative establishment as Britain's Royal family turns to YouTube to deliver the Queen's Christmas message, it begs the question: how will you organization best reach its' … [Read more...] about Britain’s Queen Takes Up YouTube
That's all you've got when a potential supporter, or even random visitor, checks out your website. IS YOUR WEBSITE UP TO THE TASK? if not, it should be at the very top of your 2008 'to do list' More than 65% of donors visit at least one of the websites of the charities they support 40% ALWAYS go online before making a giving decision At least 75% of donors say going online affects their decision to give or not Donors who … [Read more...] about Five Seconds to Make a Good Impression