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  • Monday, January 15, 2018 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the 2018 Nina Abady and Rising Star Honorees! 

    Lisa Tait, pictured at right, of the Community Idea Stations has been selected as the 2018 Nina Abady Award winner and Susan Norkus, pictured below at left, of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is the Rising Star Award winner.

    Both honorees will be recognized at the Annual Awards Luncheonon April 17th at the Woman's Club at the Bolling-Haxall House. To read more about Lisa and Susan, click here. To register for the luncheon, follow the appropriate link below:

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The VAFRE Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill vacant positions for the Board of Directors for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Now is the time to take your membership to the next level and make a commitment to VAFRE or to nominate someone else for the Board. Your nominations are needed by Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Each nominee will receive a Candidate Interest Form that must be completed to be considered for a position by the Nominating Committee.  

    • Click here for a copy of the Nominating Form.
    • Click here for a general description of the Board qualifications, nomination process and manner of conducting business as defined in the Policy Manual.
    • Board Job Descriptions from the Policy Manual.
  • Friday, January 12, 2018 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    At a time when only 61.3 percent of Americans are white, about 84 percent of nonprofit board members are in that demographic group, along with 90 percent of nonprofit board chairs. When BoardSource, which strives to improve nonprofit management, released this data in 2016, it predicted little progress: “Despite reporting high levels of dissatisfaction with current board demographics — particularly racial and ethnic diversity — boards are not prioritizing demographics in their recruitment practices.” Read more from The Conversation.

  • Friday, January 05, 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Now that the new tax law has been passed, nonprofits must be prepared for a flurry of tax changes at the state and local levels, write Tim Delaney and David Thompson of the National Council of Nonprofits. "We anticipate attempts will be made to reconfigure state and local tax laws in ways that lead to new levies on tax-exempt entities, such as additional fees, payments in lieu of taxes on nonprofit-owned real estate, penalties on nonprofit salaries seen as overly high, and excise taxes on some endowments," they write. Read more from The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous
    new study, by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is a first-of-its-kind longitudinal analysis of household giving, drawing on a gold-standard survey of 9,000 households conducted nationwide every two years since 2000. Among the findings: The share of Americans who give to charity has dropped across all ages and education and incomes levels. From 2000 to 2014, the proportion of American households that gave declined from 66.2 percent to 55.5 percent. Read more from the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Are you providing your new board members with the tools they need to succeed? This orientation checklist provides a list of important information and materials you should share with incoming board members to ensure they are prepared for board service. Download the checklist from BoardSource.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    Most people think of charitable donations as happening in one of two ways. People decide how much they want to donate, then select a charity that will be the recipient of the funds. In the other scenario—one only available to the wealthy—a donor can take their money and set up their own foundation. There’s also a third way that combines the first two approaches: It’s called a donor-advised fund. Read more from The Atlantic.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    Do some charity causes pay better than others? For top fundraisers, the answer is "absolutely." The Chronicle analyzed pay for top development executives at more than 500 large nonprofits. Nearly three dozen fundraisers at hospitals and private colleges made at least $500,000 a year. By contrast, we didn’t find a single development official at a religious organization or a United Way whose pay topped $300,000. Read more from The Chronicle of Philanthropy


  • Monday, December 11, 2017 2:42 PM | Anonymous

    When joining the board of a nonprofit organization, you take on a set of responsibilities and duties defined by law. In addition to being attentive to programs, finances, and fundraising, nonprofit board members must understand the regulatory environment in which their organizations operate. Read more from Board Source.

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    The United States Senate wheeled and dealed Friday night into Saturday morning, voting 51-49 in favor of the most sweeping piece of tax reform in over 30 years. When nonprofit leaders woke up Saturday morning, if they had in fact even gone to bed, few liked what they saw. The end result, from a charitable organization perspective, was much of the same as had been seen in recent weeks. Read more from The NonProfit Times.


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