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Facebook birthday fundraisers rake in $300 million in first year

“Since Facebook birthday fundraisers debuted a year ago, users have raised more than $300 million for nonprofit organizations, according to a new post from Asha Sharma, the company’s head of product for social good” writes Soraya Ferdman for mashable.com. The social media platform has added a new function that should help you figure out which nonprofit organizations best match your interests.Celebrities like NBA star took advantage of it to raise money for  , an organization that fights malaria.In November 2017, the company announced it would eliminate the fee it collected…

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What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

“The nonprofit model has a strategic edge beyond tax exemption, and the best nonprofit leaders learn to leverage it” reports hbr.org. This unwavering focus on an underserved market segment, even when there are others who could benefit from the nonprofit’s programs, drives all aspects of the organization’s strategy, pushing successful nonprofits to design the best solutions for that customer’s situation.Founded by experienced nonprofit entrepreneur Nancy Lublin, the organization designed its product strategy around a squad of unpaid counselors who volunteer 200+ hours a year to the service.Many of these nonprofits use…

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Montana Governor Sues White House Over ‘Foreign Money’

“Bullock and his administration alleged that the Trump administration had flouted proper government process in eliminating the disclosure requirements” reports nytimes.com. Previously, certain nonprofits had to name their large donors to the government even though they were not supposed to be disclosed to the public.The Treasury Department announced last week that the Internal Revenue Service would no longer require a range of nonprofit organizations to identify any contributors giving more than $5,000, in a move it described as bolstering privacy and easing administrative burdens for those groups. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

“The nonprofit Flamboyan Foundation will manage the fund, which will award $1 million each to the Theater of the University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Museum of Art” writes Danica Coto for seattletimes.com. Cultural and artistic groups across Puerto Rico have been greatly affected, losing government and nonprofit support amid an 11-year-old recession.SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the…

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Nonprofit keeps food-stamp recipients from losing farmers market benefits — at least for now

“Amy Crone, executive director of the Maryland Farmers Market Association, for example, estimates that the extension of service will prevent losses in excess of $330,000 to its network of markets and farmers” writes A Former Washington for washingtonpost.com. Nonprofit groups, such as Wholesome Wave, Fair Food Network and the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, a $100 million USDA program, match or supplement SNAP benefits at farmers markets.The association estimates that the potential shutdown of the service could translate to millions of dollars in lost sales at farmers markets. The Farmers Market…

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U.S. move to protect ‘dark money’ donors raises Russia concerns

“The conservative political group FreedomWorks urged Congress to enact legislation that would codify the policy change to prevent its reversal by a future administration” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Treasury Department decision to safeguard the identities of so-called “dark money” donors to politically active nonprofit groups spawned warnings on Tuesday that the policy could inadvertently aid foreign actors, including Russia.The Trump administration’s Treasury said on Monday it will no longer require certain tax-exempt groups to disclose the identities of their donors to the Internal…

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Boats vandalized at Shake-A-Leg Miami non-profit

“Several boats from the nonprofit Shake-A-Leg Miami, which helps disabled kids and adults participate in boating, were vandalized this week” writes Johnny Diaz for sun-sentinel.com. The Coconut Grove-based organization said inflatable boats were slashed and an antique Chris Craft damaged sometime July 1st.The antique, a 1937 wooden powerboat, was scratched up and its upholstery torn, according to the nonprofit. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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After taking in $25M, Facebook fundraisers get more ways to raise cash for causes

“Moreover, in the past two weeks, more than 60,000 Facebook fundraisers and donate button posts have been created to support organizations, according to Facebook” reports fastcompany.com. Last month, Facebook added the ability for pages to create fundraisers for causes they care about, but now they can also donate.More than $25 million has been raised in the past two weeks for nonprofit organizations focused on immigration advocacy.To help people continue their good work setting up fundraisers and digital lemonade stands, Facebook has unveiled a few new features: Pages (like public figures,…

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Exclusive: Facebook launches new fundraising features after record giving for immigrant children

“Facebook Fundraising, which was launched last year, creates a platform for both personal fundraisers and nonprofit fundraisers” writes Usa Today for thedailyjournal.com. On Facebook, personal fundraisers must be reviewed and approved through “a combination of technology and an operating team,” according to Sharma.Additionally, Pages —  entities like businesses or public figures — will also be allowed to donate directly to nonprofit fundraisers.Following Hurricane Harvey, more than $20 million was raised by Facebook users through hundreds of thousands of smaller fundraisers.Personal fundraisers can only raise money for specific needs categories, such as…

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US couple help raise $3.8 million on Facebook to help reunite immigrant families

“Personal fundraisers allow people to raise money for a friend, themselves or a sick pet directly on Facebook” reports firstpost.com. Launched in 2017, Facebook’s fundraiser platform allows people to raise money for different causes, including personal causes.A couple in the US has seen an outpouring of support from thousands of people when they set out to raise money on Facebook for reuniting immigrant parents with their children, helping them raise $3.4 million in a matter of three days, the media reported. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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