Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kroger bill on nonprofits draws national spotlight

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is getting national attention over his effort in the Oregon Legislature to clamp down on charities that don’t spend enough of what they receive on programs. This week’s edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy features a … Continue reading

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What are the best nonprofits to work for in Oregon?

Oregon Business magazine is looking for the best nonprofits to work for in Oregon. Which ones will it be? Last year the winners included Family Building Blocks, Shangri-la Corporation, Mid-Valley Community Action Agency, Blanchet Catholic School and the Mid-Valley Women’s … Continue reading

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The value of special events

Special events are much-maligned by some people, but Amy Scerba Karazsia thinks these events are getting a bum rap. Amy, who is director of individual giving at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, told an international conference recently that an … Continue reading

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CFRE test questions changed

The next CFRE test will focus more on relationship building and asking for the gift and less on prospect research and volunteer involvement. The NonProfit Times reports on the development as follows: “The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) exam is changing in … Continue reading

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“You want me to do what?”

The question is from members of nonprofit boards, and the “what” is asking for money. When the Association of Fundraising Executives asked members what is their most stressful activity, they said it’s getting board members involved in fundraising. The Philanthropy … Continue reading

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