Weekly Roundup: November 14

A collection of links to the great articles on the nonprofit sector that I’ve read and posted to Twitter between November 8 – November 14, 2010. This weeks topics include:  U.S. Tax & Law  •  Israeli Nonprofits  •  Strategy & Governance  •  Marketing & Fundraising  •  Social Media & Internet

Tizku Lemitzvot,

Shuey (@nonprofitbanker)

U.S. Tax & Law

  • NonProfitBanker: Important legal tip for the international charity sector, Define: American “Friends of” Organization, by CharityLawyer http://ow.ly/1rx7eX
  • NonprofitLawyer: Form 990 is more than numbers; it’s a proactive PR tool – tell a story, add details, put best foot forward
  • NonProfitBanker: Wow! IRS to study correlation between governance & tax compliance. Guidelines: http://ow.ly/1ruSsc via NonprofitLawyer

Israel Nonprofits

  • NonProfitBanker: Amen! “It’s time for Israeli Gov to stop forcing Nonprofits to pay sales/import taxes”http://ow.ly/1rx8jV via eJPhil

Strategy & Governance

  • NonprofitLawyer & KatyaN4G: When nonprofits fail big-time (Stanford Social Innovation Review) http://ow.ly/1rrsSw
  • NonProfitBanker: Study questions efficiency of charities engaging in unrelated business activity http://ht.ly/36p2b via Philanthropy
  • NonProfitBanker: A different take on the above posted study questioning efficiency of nonprofits engaging in unrelated biz activity http://ow.ly/1rsKRW via eJPhil
  • NonProfitBanker: As predicted, after the initial rush, relief to Haiti has slowed to a trickle http://ow.ly/36ShR via FCWashington
  • NonprofitBanker: Do we give Boards enough room to foster growth? Food for thought by NPMaven http://ow.ly/1rtrwe via NancyIannone

Marketing & Fundraising

  • NonprofitBanker: Enjoyed watching 7 min video on Branding for Nonprofits from the Columbia Business School http://ow.ly/1rtDGK
  • FundraisingNews: Is Your Web Site Ready for Year-End Fundraising? There’s an App for That http://ow.ly/1rxa4P
  • NonprofitBanker: Let My People Know – a great case study of social media done right for a nonprofit http://ow.ly/362sa via eJPhil

Social Media & Internet

  • JohnHaydon: The Secret Weapon that Makes Your Blog Content Successful (from CopyBloggerhttp://ow.ly/1rqZzz
  • NonProfitBanker: Looking for ROI from Twitter? Augieray: 30+ Twitter Tools for Research: http://ow.ly/1rtxO5 (Great list!)
  • NonProfitBanker: Jewish media outlets try to adjust to new internet reality & avoid Blockbuster’s fate http://ow.ly/1rtO23 via eJPhil
  • Franswaa & Deirdrereid: 6 Reasons WordPress is great Website Platform 4 Small NPOs, JohnHaydon http://ow.ly/37P7R
  • JohnHaydon: Sparked.com Helps Nonprofits Find Micro-Volunteers Online (on WildApricothttp://ow.ly/19Uulc
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