Summer has arrived in New England…finally. The heat is on…
1. From Frogloop, interesting facts from Georgetown University Center for Social Impact Communication.
While it’s wise to view studies in which people predict their charitable behavior with some caution, this study provides super useful insight into how ethnicities perceive social media and its effectiveness in catalyzing cause involvement.
2. From Blue Avacado: Outsource Your Bookkeeping! What is the best way to manage accounting for a small NPO?
When is outsourcing a good idea?
Outsourcing tends to work the best when:
- A smaller organization doesn”t need a full-time bookkeeper, but needs more skills than the receptionist or office manager can provide
- An organization of any size can”t find a full-time person with the appropriate skills at a cost they can afford
- There have been multiple failures trying to hire a good full-time bookkeeper
- When temporary services are needed — e.g, if the bookkeeper is on maternity leave, or if there will be a vacancy of several months (perhaps to wait until a new COO is hired who will then hire the bookkeeper)
3. From The Chronicle of Philanthropy: 275,000 Groups Lose Tax Exemptions After Failing to File Paperwork With IRS
The Internal Revenue Service said today that 275,000 nonprofits have lost their tax-exempt status because they did not file legally required documents for three consecutive years. That move trims the number of tax-exempt groups by about 14 percent.
Many of the groups that lost their exemptions are charities, and donors to those organizations cannot claim a charitable deduction for gifts to the groups after the IRS makes the list official.
The IRS posted the names of the groups that lost their status.
Although the economy is getting better, donors are not too confident, but will increase giving if they hear a compelling story about how to help people impacted by the recession, the editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy told a packed audience at the recent annual meeting of Women in Development of Greater Boston.
Your fans don’t go to your Facebook Page to read your latest post. They don’t go to your Facebook Page to like or comment on your posts either.
It All Happens In The New Feed
Facebook users stay connected to their friends (and Pages they’ve liked) by scrolling
down their News Feed, which is the default view for all Facebook users after logging in at facebook.com.
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