Challenges to performing arts mount with fall season uncertain

Jun 10, 2020
Fall season is usually a big money-maker for nonprofit arts companies. The pandemic is threatening that crucial revenue stream.
The New York Philharmonic performs in 2018. About 40% of revenue for performing-arts nonprofits comes from live events.
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In an effort to save money, day care centers in New England are forming purchasing groups

Oct 24, 2018
A pilot program is underway in Massachusetts, while New Hampshire already has 200 day care centers participating in its purchasing group program.
The Elizabeth Peabody House serves children and families in the Somerville, Massachusetts area.
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In an effort to save money, day care centers in New England are forming purchasing groups

Oct 24, 2018
A pilot program is underway in Massachusetts, while New Hampshire already has 200 day care centers participating in its purchasing group program.
The Elizabeth Peabody House serves children and families in the Somerville, Massachusetts area.
Carrie Jung for Marketplace

Homeless donation program focuses on essentials for women

Mar 20, 2017
'Support the Girls' encourages donations of products women need, like feminine hygiene supplies and bras.
Grace Whitley, Support the Girls coordinator for the Dallas area, unloads donations of bras and hygiene products at the Center of Hope homeless shelter for women and children.
Courtney Collins

Encouraging new ways to save

Jul 19, 2013
Cities and other organizations are looking for new ways to encourage people to save for the future.

Are 501(c)4 nonprofit groups too partisan?

May 13, 2013
They’re called social-welfare organizations, but 501(c)4 nonprofit groups are increasingly partisan lobbying machines on both the left and right. Who can get this tax-exempt status?
The IRS building in Washington, D.C.
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Hey, want a free roller coaster? Wait... no?

Apr 1, 2013
Owners of the abandoned Dania Beach Hurricane are trying to give the roller coaster's lumber and steel to charity. So far, there are no takers.

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Charitable foundations look towards impact investing

Dec 28, 2012
Most charitable foundations take a big pot of money, usually bequeathed by a rich guy, and invest it for profit -- then take those profits and donate to charity. Great system … unless you aren't actually earning a profit.

Calling for 'The Great Tithe'

Dec 14, 2012
With the in-fighting in Washington over the fiscal cliff, the future of tax deductions for charitable giving is uncertain. But author and philanthropist Kevin Salwen argues, if anything, we need to encourage more giving.

Detroit art museum wins taxpayer support

Aug 20, 2012
The Detroit Institute of Arts avoided a fiscal cliff when voters in three counties approved an tax increase that directly funds the 125-year-old museum.
The Detroit Institute of Arts avoided a fiscal cliff when voters in three counties approved an tax increase that directly funds the 125-year-old museum.
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