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Foundation Center Launches IssueLab: More than 11,000 free research publications for nonprofits

The Foundation Center has launched the next generation of IssueLab, a web site that provides free and open access to resources that analyze the world's most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges and their potential solutions. The platform contains more than 11,000 documents and represents one of the largest collections of social sector knowledge, spanning 40 issues areas, from agriculture to immigration to welfare.

IssueLab's features include:

Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

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November 15th is National Philanthropy Day, and the Association for Fundraising Professionals has put together this list of famous quotes about giving to celebrate the occasion:

Think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege.
-John D. Rockefeller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
-Helen Keller

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-Charles Dickens

Free workshop for nonprofits: Marketing on a Shoestring

MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING. ONE SHOESTRING

Presented by RSVP and Tulsa City-County Library Nonprofit Resource Center 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012,  9:30a-Noon
Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St., Frossard Auditorium

 

Can a federally recognized tribe qualify as a charitable organization exempt from taxation under IRC section 501(c)(3)?

This question gets asked frequently in the Nonprofit Resource Center. It is true that not all organizations qualify for 501(c)(3) status, including Indian Tribal Governments.  "A federally recognized tribe that exercises sovereign powers generally will not qualify for exemption as a charitable organization under IRC section 501(c)(3) because the exercise of sovereign powers is not a charitable purpose as defined by IRC section 501(c)(3)."  Read more about this topic on the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov/govt/tribes/a

Using Pinterest as a Nonprofit Fundraising Engine

Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com) is a content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their pinboard for others to view. It's a kind of personal digital bulletin board. Visit the Association of Fundraising Professionals web site at http://bit.ly/PJGHaI for 7 tips on how nonprofits can use Pinterest to aid in a fundraising campaign across the web.

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