Three years in and $2.8m later, nonprofit formed to organize Balboa Park centennial disbands and hands job back to San Diego.
“Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a yearlong celebration of Balboa Park, the city’s ‘crown jewel,’ is calling it quits.… MORE >>
It’s foundations week on Capitol Hill, aka Philanthropy Week, which means that over at Nonprofit Quarterly they’ll be covering things in depth.
“Unless they get completely snowed out, expect hundreds of foundation executives and program officers to be walking the halls of Congress this week.… MORE >>
As of 2015, Boy Scouts of America will be cut off from Disney’s VoluntEARS program because of their “gay leader ban”.
“The Walt Disney Company announced Saturday it would withdraw funding from the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 unless the scouting organization overturns a policy banning gay leaders.” — Sam Frizell, Time.com… MORE >>
Fans of Civic Stadium in Eugene, OR, excited that city will save it from becoming strip mall, form nonprofit to raise $3m themselves for renovations.
“A nonprofit group has been given a chance to save Eugene’s Civic Stadium, but there’s skepticism it can raise $3 million in the next six months to renovate the Depression-era ballpark.… MORE >>
Mark your calendar for March 20: That’s the day Amplify Austin online giving event is hoping to raise $4 million for central TX nonprofits.
“Amplify Austin is a unique, online giving event established by I Live Here, I Give Here.… MORE >>
KY’s Corvette Museum lost priceless cars in a sinkhole; will supporters with “deep reserves of passion for the cause” donate to make repairs?
“What’s that saying again—men plan and God laughs?… MORE >>
If you’re in the Twin Cities this weekend and want to keep Valentine’s feeling going, check out Volunteer Expo, where 80 nonprofits will be on hand with opportunities.… MORE >>
Retired? Feeling charitable? The feds keep you on your toes as popular giving option of IRA-direct-to-charity hasn’t been renewed for 2014 yet.
“On Dec. 31, a popular charitable-giving perk expired: It lets people who are at least 70½ years old donate as much as $100,000 a year from their individual retirement accounts to tax-qualified charities, count the donation as their required annual IRA distribution—and avoid reporting it as income or paying tax on that amount….… MORE >>
U2 partnered with Bank of America, with every download of their new single benefiting AIDS charities; project raised $2b in 8 hours.
“ Big-hearted U2 have raised more than €1.5million to help fight Aids by giving away their new song.… MORE >>
The Knight Foundation has pledged $1 million in grants to foster nonprofit journalism, in partnership with the Investigative News Network.
“The John S. and James L.… MORE >>