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Nonprofit News and Resources 12 23 2010

NTEN has received a $1.15 million grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation. This is the first grant NTEN has received from Google. The grant will support NTEN’s work to educate technology leaders about the evolving role of technology in nonprofit work, and beyond that, to produce research and training on cloud technologies and data management, visualization, and collaboration.

Looking for some good reading over the Holidays?  Here’s a nice list of Beth Kanter’s Top 10 Books of 2010.  Here at JMT, a bunch of us are reading Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.

Good news!  Report says foundation giving stabilized in 2010 and will have modest growth in 2011.

From Pamela Grow:  If you’re thinking just because you got your organization’s annual appeal out the door, you can sit back and wait for the money to roll in, think again.  According to Convio’s 2010 Holiday Giving Report, “overall holiday giving in 2010 is expected to top $48 billion.”  You read that right, $48 billion.  What’s more online donations are “expected to grow more than 30 percent from 2009.”

Bring up the subject of a nonprofit’s bylaws and you are sure to get an interesting response.  For many nonprofit’s, their bylaws are just some forgotten document, full of legalese, gathering dust in a file cabinet somewhere. Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts.

More than half of 181 nonprofits surveyed by the Chronicle of Philanthropy said they’ve raised more this November and December than the same time a year ago.

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