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Open Invitation to Respond to 2013 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

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The Nonprofit Research Collaborative is calling for responses to its 2013 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

According to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative's website, the group studies charitable fundraising at nonprofit organizations and the factors that drive success and growth. As a collaborative effort, it aims to reduce the survey burden on charities by combining our originally separate studies to send fewer requests for survey participation.

What should I know about Donor-Advised Funds?

What is a donor-advised fund (DAF)?
According to the IRS, a donor-advised fund is an account of contributions made by individual donors but maintained and operated by a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization. Once the donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it, but the donor retains advisory privileges with respect to the distribution of funds and the investment of assets in the account.

IRS Offers Free Phone Forums for Tax-Exempt Organizations

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The IRS is hosting a series of free conference call discussions on 501(c)3 related subjects. Topics include tax rules for volunteers, filling out Schedule K, and how to maintain tax-exempt status. Space is limited; registration is required.

Charities and their volunteers
July 17, 2 p.m., EDT
Tax rules that come into play in the sometimes complex relationships between charities and their volunteers.

What's Your "Asking" Style? Free Online Chat with Fundraising Experts

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Central Time
REGISTER

The Foundation Center presents "What's Your Asking Style?" A free online chat with professional fundraisers.

Charitable giving in USA up 1.5%

According to the Nonprofit Times' recent analysis of the latest Giving USA report, total charitable giving is up 1.5% in the United States.

For a fun visual breakdown of the report's findings, check out the Benefactor Group's "A Good Year for Giving" infographic.

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