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Effective January 1, 2012, the new Nonprofit Corporation Code makes several changes to the laws governing DC nonprofits. Among other provisions it changes the rules regarding registered agents; fiduciary duties of officers and directors and under what circumstances a nonprofit may indemnify an officer or director.
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America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer, 3rd ed.
In this new, fully revised edition of America's Nonprofit Sector, renowned author Lester Salamon clarifies the scope, structure, finances, and operation of the nonprofit sector and examines how it has changed over time, both generally and in major fields like health care, education, arts, and religion. This book is ideal for students, journalists, government officials, and anyone who wants a thorough yet comprehensible guide to this important component of American life.
Philanthropy Chat: Revisions to DC's Common Grant Application - What You Need to Know
Sept 20, 2012
Miyesha Perry Chappell, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, discusses the newly revised Common Grant Application from the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. In addition to highlighting changes to the evaluation component, Miyesha shares 5 invaluable tips for grantseekers which can apply to any grant, beyond just the Common Grant in DC.
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Total running time: 10 minutes, 22 seconds
Philanthropy Chat: Funding Trends for African Issue-based NGOs
May 15, 2012
Niamani Mutima discusses funding trends affecting and influencing foundations that are currently funding in Africa. Mutima is Executive Director of the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group (AGAG). AGAG is a membershipnetwork of foundations that are currently funding in Africa or are interested in funding in Africa.
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