April 21, 2015

Policy/Social Context


10 Mistakes Nonprofits Make with Video

VideoDon’t mistake video as an opportunity to recap your latest marketing brochure. It’s a completely different medium.

Tax Proposals for Exempt Organizations to Watch in 2015

Watch outWe are only through the first quarter, and 2015 has already seen a slew of legislative proposals that could impact exempt organizations considerably. Nonprofits should be monitoring several major pieces of legislation in the months ahead.


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  • Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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A Suicide, Federal Tax Policy, and Wealth Inequality

NewsA man commits suicide while holding a “tax the rich” sign. The House chooses to do the exact opposite, letting the nation’s top 0.2% out of estate tax liabilities.

A Nonprofit Controversy in San Diego Illustrates a Larger “Sleight of Hand” Trend

San Diego nonprofitsIs the new trend to create nonprofit organizations with little oversight to do the business of governmental units?

Philadelphia Food Desert Study: Dramatic Increase in Healthy Food Options

VegetablesEfforts to shrink the city’s food deserts have been successful, with a 48 percent net increase in full-service groceries from 2005 to 2013. Lessons learned may prove helpful elsewhere.

Tolkien Director Peter Jackson Helps History Come Alive in New Zealand


Peter JacksonHobbit director Peter Jackson, a retired army general, and a collection of wargamers combined forces to create this museum exhibit.

How the UK’s Political Parties Line Up on Nonprofit Policies

NewsIn the UK, the political parties issue “manifestos” about where they stand on the issues, including specific attention to policies affecting nonprofits and charities. We’d love to see the Democrats and Republicans do the same.

The Big Get Bigger: Dynamics of the Wealth Gap of Universities and Colleges

UniversityThe richest universities, even though they did lose assets during the recession, did not have to pinch pennies in their moneymaking capacities and so hit the ground running as the recovery started.