Former Nonprofit Exec Sentenced for Stealing Money Meant for Homeless
July 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

A man was sentenced to prison Monday for stealing thousands of dollars in funds from a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the homeless. Nathaniel Robinson, 62, pleaded guilty in March to stealing from a program that receives federal funds. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Robinson used his corporate credit card from 2006 to 2010 to…

Boy Scouts Executive Committee Endorses Ending Ban on Gay Leaders
July 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would drop the group’s blanket ban on openly gay leaders, a key step that puts the organization on the verge of its second historic shift in three years. While the proposed change stops short of requiring all Scout units to allow gay…

Nonprofit Executives Charged in $8.5 Million Fraud Case
July 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

For decades, the Chicana Service Action Center received millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help some of the county's most disadvantaged residents: the homeless, the unemployed, victims of domestic violence, foster youth looking for work. The nonprofit organization also played a pivotal role in launching the political career of former County Supervisor Gloria Molina,…

ESPN Scratches Charity Golf Event at Donald Trump Course
July 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Would-be president and billionaire businessman Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about Mexico and Mexicans cost him another business deal on Monday as the world’s largest sports broadcaster scratched his golf course for a charity match. ESPN, the sports channel which is majority-owned by Disney, on Monday said it would pull a charity golf event from a…

Nonprofit Fraud: It’s a People Problem, So Combat It With Governance
June 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Skimming cash, purchasing schemes and financial statement fraud—three very different types of fraud that nonprofits must prevent, detect and insure against. Still, behind each of them—and every variety of deliberate, deceptive acts against nonprofits—there’s a fundamental and shared dynamic at play. Fraud isn’t just an operational or financial risk. It’s inherently a human risk, meaning it often…

Why You Should Not Be a Major Gift Officer
June 22, 2015 at 12:41 pm

If any one of these traits are yours, either you need to change something or decide that perhaps you are in the wrong position. Look, we are all on a journey. But why continue on the path that is making you miserable? Doing it just for the money is not fair to you or your organization’s donors.

Groups Allege Walmart Foundation Violated Tax-Exempt Status
June 17, 2015 at 1:06 pm

More than a dozen community groups filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service Monday alleging that the Walmart Foundation violated its tax-exempt status by using charitable funds to advance the retailer’s entrance into urban markets including Washington. The 22-page complaint, addressed to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, details the retailer’s marketing and lobbying activities as…

70 Nonprofit Trends for 2015
February 1, 2015

To get a handle on what’s in store for 2015, NonProfit PRO rounded up some of the nonprofit industry’s finest, who were kind enough to share these 70 trends for this new year — everything from leadership to staffing to fundraising and more.