Many of the stories about the Clinton Foundation that have entranced critics of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign could have been nipped in the bud had the foundation anticipated the questions it probably should have.
What UT-Austin has done to frustrate the efforts of a trustee to uncover information about its admissions scandals contains lessons for nonprofits about transparency, accountability, and the roles of board members.
Nonprofits have long had a stake in reducing the influence of big money on electoral campaigns. In the 2016 presidential election, only candidate Bernie Sanders is willing to make the Supreme Court Citizens United decision into a campaign issue.
The unusual situation of the Crimson Tide Foundation isn’t just that it purchased the home of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and ferries him and potential ’Bama players around during recruiting trips in a foundation-owned airplane, but that the 501(c)(3) foundation doesn’t feel the need, legally or otherwise, to file a Form 990 with the IRS.
This year at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, M+R shared some interesting trends in metrics from their upcoming Benchmark Study. Although email list growth is still increasing, growth is much slower than in previous years.
Social giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?