Thursday, February 04, 2016

Study Finds Links in How Catholics and Muslims View Giving - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Study Finds Links in How Catholics and Muslims View Giving - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "New research suggests that having a positive affect on their faith communities is a bigger driver of giving by Catholic and Islamic congregants than peer pressure or fear of sanction if they abstain, two political scientists write in The Washington Post. In an entry in the Post's political-science blog, Monkey Cage, Ramazan Kılınç of the University of Nebraska and Carolyn Warner of Arizona State University summarize the findings of their interviews with members of Muslim and Catholic organizations in Dublin, Istanbul, Milan, and Paris."



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Orchestras Conduct Virtual Reality Experiments | Nonprofit Quarterly

Orchestras Conduct Virtual Reality Experiments | Nonprofit Quarterly: "In what’s been described by the Guardian as a “digital takeover,” visitors to the UK’s Royal Festival’s Hall’s public spaces in September 2016 will be able to experience a virtual reality trip to the middle of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The Telegraph reports that, “Rather than seeing it on a computer screen, like previous initiatives elsewhere, users will have their own individual headsets to allow them to move their head to look around each scene as they would in real life.”"



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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

'Social prescribing' works for both patients and charities involved, report says | Third Sector

'Social prescribing' works for both patients and charities involved, report says | Third Sector: "The service works by allowing GPs to refer patients to voluntary and community sector advisers, who then examine the patient’s non-medical support needs and refer them to appropriate services, which could include physical activities such as tai chi or community gardening projects.

The scheme includes a grant funding pot through which voluntary sector activities are commissioned to meet patients’ needs. "



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Estate Donations - Deaths after 2015

Estate Donations - Deaths after 2015: "Estate Donations - Deaths after 2015
For deaths that occur after 2015, new rules will apply for charitable donations made by will and for donations of a direct distribution of proceeds from a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), a Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) or a life insurance policy as a result of a beneficiary designation (designation donation). "



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Monday, January 11, 2016

Sector bodies urge caution over extension of Freedom of Information Act to charities

Sector bodies urge caution over extension of Freedom of Information Act to charities: "Acevo and NCVO have warned the government against extending the Freedom of Information Act to charities.
In December the Cabinet Office minister, Matthew Hancock, told the Telegraph that he was in favour extending FoI to charities. But yesterday, in an opinion piece for the Sunday Telegraph, Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, warned the measure was “a blunderbuss” that would “do nothing for transparency” and “ultimately harm good causes”. "



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Friday, January 08, 2016

Newsroom : Ontario Investing $53.5 Million in Non-Profit Organizations

Newsroom : Ontario Investing $53.5 Million in Non-Profit Organizations: "News Release

Ontario Investing $53.5 Million in Non-Profit Organizations
Province Supporting 326 Community Projects Across Ontario"



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11% of people will volunteer for New Year’s resolution, says Barnardo’s research » Charity Digital News

11% of people will volunteer for New Year’s resolution, says Barnardo’s research » Charity Digital News: "The research shows we’re a caring bunch with just one person wanting to enter the XFactor spotlight, while (14 per cent) fancy volunteering, (11 per cent) fundraising and (six per cent) donating money to charity."



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Thursday, January 07, 2016

What we learnt listening to fundraisers discussing the Fundraising Review | nfpSynergy

What we learnt listening to fundraisers discussing the Fundraising Review | nfpSynergy: "On Tuesday 15th December 2015, nfpSynergy hosted an open meeting on fundraising regulation, together with the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy’s fundraising think tank Rogare (read their blog on the event here). The event was open to anyone from any charity of any size, and aimed to encourage debate on a topic which has hitherto seen few opportunities for fundraisers to meet and discuss: the Etherington fundraising review, particularly the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS). The afternoon offered an opportunity to ask questions, share knowledge, and think about next steps.  "



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