The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Financial Officers Expect Recession to Last Through Year's End
April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Nine out of 10 chief financial officers at nonprofit groups believe the U.S. economy will remain in a recession through the end of the year, according to a new survey, and three-quarters of the officials expect their organization’s financial prospects to remain the same or worsen over the next six months.

Bad Economy Causes a Decline in Gifts From Direct-Marketing Appeals
April 15, 2009

April 14, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Donations to 75 of the nation’s largest charities have fallen in the past year, adding to problems caused by a multi-year decline in the number of donors who give in response to direct-mail solicitations, online appeals, and telemarketing, according to a study released today.

Nonprofit Lobbyists Want Exemption From Some Ethics Rules
April 13, 2009

April 10, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — A coalition of nonprofit groups is pressing the White House to relax rules that limit the ability of lobbyists to get appointed to jobs in the Obama administration, saying they should not apply to people who are working for the public welfare.

First, Get a Worthwhile Cause; Then Get Wired
February 24, 2009

The comedian Steve Martin used to do an amusing routine in the 1970s that ran something like this:

You can be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes! Yes, you can be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes! You say: "Steve ... how can I be a millionaire ... and never pay taxes?"