Stories From 2018

Oct 22, 2018

The Overhead Ratio is Not a Measure of Efficiency

Given the importance and influence of efficiency rankings within the nonprofit sector, NC State University researchers Coupet and Berrett urge nonprofit managers as well as donors and scholars to move away from using financial ratios to measure organizational efficiency.

Oct 22, 2018

Using Charity Watchdogs to Your Advantage

An organization’s impact is ultimately measured by its progress towards their mission rather than its financial performance at a specific point in time. The insights shared when filing a well-crafted Form 990 and by providing appropriate additional insight can help reassure a donor that they should stay involved for the long haul.

Oct 22, 2018

Major State Charitable Solicitation Deadlines are Approaching

By discussing proactive filing of Form 990 in this and future years with your tax preparer, your organization will be able to prevent last minute scrambling and effectively meet your state charitable solicitation renewal deadlines.

Oct 22, 2018

Funding Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector

What can nonprofits do to bridge their resource gap and allocate, or secure, the funds to innovate? BDO's Andrea Wilson offers four avenues toward innovation.

Oct 22, 2018

10.22.18 US News

News about grants, gifts PGA Golfer Kevin Chappell and his wife Elizabeth will donate of $35,000 of Presidents Cup Team earnings toward efforts  to the nonprofit Natural High UCLA will be the first beneficiary of The Kevin Love Fund, through Headspace […]

Oct 22, 2018

Looking Good

Just as every person has a one-of-a-kind personality, every organization – from an international business to a grassroots nonprofit — has a brand. Rather than create a brand, pay attention to the brand your organization is already broadcasting to the public.

Oct 22, 2018

Three Questions Nonprofits Must Ask Corporate Sponsors

Strong partnerships are built through honest relationships and communications. In order to create this kind of relationship, nonprofits need to ask three questions of any potential funder before the relationship begins.

Oct 22, 2018

Three Benefits of a Youthful Board

Special to the Philanthropy Journal By Mary Lyn Albritton and Teddi Burnett  As a land-grant university, NC State is committed to providing students hands-on, highly-engaged learning opportunities AND to providing research that is of direct, practical use to the fields we work […]

Oct 22, 2018

10.22.2018 NC News

SECU Foundation gives $2 million to revitalize Southeast Raleigh, North Carolina education leaders form FAST NC, the Durham Rescue Mission reschedules annual fundraising banquet, and more.

Oct 15, 2018

10.15.18 US News

Stanford receives nearly $250 million in recent gifts, the Council on Foundations appoints Kathleen P. Enright as new President and CEO, Alliance Healthcare Foundation launches Request for Proposal to establish the Valley Wellness Foundation, and more.