Archived Trendcast: What a Change in the Charitable Tax Deduction Might Really Mean

The  issue has been widely debated  and  there is no doubt that it will emerge again. The Center on Philanthropy recently completed a study that suggests that capping the deduction would, by itself, have arelatively modest negative impact on overall giving, but could further negatively affect charities still struggling with increased demand and effects of the recession. The question that we all need to answer is, is the cap worth fighting about?

Archived Trendcast: The Recession’s Gift – A New Opportunity for Boards to Excel

Is there a best practice for boards that has emerged out of the recession? Jeanne Bell, CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and an expert in nonprofit management and finance has observed that some boards have been forced to take a deeper look at financial and organizational design as a result of changing revenue streams and that the new practice will serve nonprofits far better than simple financial oversight… if boards can retain the practice even as the recovery occurs.