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Don't Confuse Overhead with Fraud

Yesterday’s morning paper greeted me with a big headline about charity fraud. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against three national charities. I am pleased that action is being taken against charities who claim to make a difference in people’s lives but don’t. 451 more words

Fundraising

Transparency: A Note on Your Organization's Bittersweet Burden

In a recent court ruling, the IRS was ordered to release digitally-readable versions of charity tax forms.  An open-records advocacy group called Public.Resource.org filed a lawsuit against the government agency for converting Form 990s into PDF images which cannot be searched using data analytics.   451 more words

Philanthropy Communication In The Digital World

The Ups and Downs of Job Hunting: An Essay for your quarterlife crisis and more!

Perspective is a very funny thing. It is seemingly obvious; a simple concept we apply to our lives every day. However, in the thick of hard times, we lose ourselves to selfish impulses and unfair comparisons. 549 more words

Why the Free-Range MBA?

Hi! And welcome!

First, the background: I’m 31 years old, live in DC, and recently began business school. I have a BA in religious studies, a MA in international relations, and have never taken a single finance or marketing class in my life. 378 more words

Online Learning

Year Four of Nonprofit Chapin & Tough Conversations

Today marks four years that I’ve had this blog and let me tell you, my third year was definitely my hardest so far. As you may remember, I received my Masters in Nonprofit Administration in December 2013, right before my blog turned three. 300 more words

Nonprofit Chapin

Transparency: A Note on Your Organization's Bittersweet Burden

By Tarah DeSousa

In a recent court ruling, the IRS was ordered to release digitally-readable versions of charity tax forms.  An open-records advocacy group called… 475 more words

3 Reasons Your Non Profit Should Join the Online World

Online fundraising is a fairly new concept to many nonprofit organizations, but recently, online donations have skyrocketed to numbers that are hard to ignore. In an… 418 more words