Amanda L. Snyder

Amanda L. Snyder

Amanda Snyder is senior content editor/special projects for NonProfit PRO, Print+Promo and Promo Marketing.

Trump Foundation Forced to Stop Soliciting Donations in New York

New York Attorney General's Office ordered the Donald J. Trump Foundation to immediately stop soliciting donations in the state last week after it determined the charity was not registered in accordance to state law. The foundation has until Oct. 15 to comply and submit necessary paperwork for 2016 and any other years it was noncompliant, according to the letter from the Office of the Attorney General, dated Sept. 30...

Watchdog's 'Top 10 Transparency Dodgers' List Has Some Serious Flaws

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBBWGA) released a list of the top 10 charities, based on fiscal year 2014 contributions, that did not verify their transparency by completing the watchdog's evaluation. BBBWGA dubbed the charities on its list "transparency dodgers."...

Michael Jordan Donates $2M to Build Trust Between Police, Citizens

Michael Jordan broke his silence Sunday about ongoing racial tensions and violence in America that have been heightened with more casualties from police-involved shootings involving black men, as well retaliations against police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La...

Penn State Wants Sandusky Charity to Help Pay Abuse Victims

The latest development comes in a court document the university filed earlier this month, according to the Centre Daily Times. In it, Penn State asked that the insurers of Sandusky's former charity, The Second Mile—which asked to shut down in January and received the judge's OK in March—help foot the victims' settlement costs...

Senator Finds 3 Main Issues With Red Cross' Work in Haiti

An earthquake fractured many lives in Haiti in 2010, with 1.5 million losing their homes and 160,000 losing their lives. To help Haitians pick up the pieces, many donated to the American Red Cross, which received about $487.6 million in donations. Those funds went to the Haiti Assistance Project, an initiative that projected to build 700 homes in the nation's poor neighborhood of Campeche...

Wounded Warrior Project Names Army Vet CEO

About five months after CBS aired harsh criticism of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which led the nonprofit to fire its CEO and chief operating officer, the organization has announced its hiring of a new leader...

Girl Scouts CEO Steps Down

Girl Scouts of the USA has appointed Sylvia Acevedo as interim CEO following Anna Maria Chavez’s departure. Chavez, who has been in her role since 2011, will depart June 30 to return to public service...

Maine Governor Criticizes Humane Society, State Environmental Nonprofit

About a year ago, Maine Gov. Paul LePage threatened to withhold $500,000 in state funding from a nonprofit charter school if it didn't remove its president, Mark Eves—who also served as Maine's speaker of the House. His tactics worked that time, and he has continued to make controversial comments and play hardball with nonprofits in order to try to get his way...

Millions of Salaried Employees Eligible for Overtime Starting in December

The Department of Labor overtime rules have changed, making millions of American salaried workers now eligible for overtime, Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday. Starting Dec. 1, the salary threshold for overtime eligibility will double from $23,660 to $47,476 annually (or $455 to $913 weekly). Bonuses and incentive payments may count toward up to 10 percent of the salary threshold...

Flint Mayor Accused of Deflecting Water-Crisis Donations to Her Campaign Fund

A former city employee sued Flint, Mich., and its mayor after being fired, alleging the city's head directed water-crisis donations to a campaign fund. The lawsuit, filed last week, claimed Maxine Murray, an assistant to Mayor Karen Weaver, came to city administrator Natasha Henderson "in tears" and confided that "she feared going to jail."...

6 Ways to Prepare Your Nonprofit for a Potential Budget Impasse

Some nonprofits had to endure weeks or months—10 months and counting for Illinois—without a budget this fiscal year. With budget impasses becoming more common, what can you do to prepare if or when one affects your state and your nonprofit?

Nonprofits Struggle With State Budget Impasses, Cuts

States have faced record-breaking budget impasses this year, with nonprofits having to do their best to continue their missions without much-needed funding. Tensions increasingly are occurring in some states with political battles between governors and opposite party-controlled general assemblies, resulting in reduced or withheld funding that limits social service agencies’ abilities and could have dire effects on the communities they serve...