Anyone else would be embarrassed about the timing. But not Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Why should he be bothered by the awkward juxtaposition of his Texas ad campaign in Illinois launching just as a damning report on the state of his state is released by the Texas Legislative Study Group (TSG)?
America is a nation of volunteers. Results from our annual Volunteering in America survey show how willing our friends and neighbors are to lend a helping hand. More than 64 million Americans volunteer each year, strengthening the nation's safety net and providing vital services to our communities.
In the face of continuing cutbacks from government austerity measures, many nonprofits and their grantmaker partners are exploring ways to increase their impact and most effectively invest their resources in communities.
As many know, the ASPCA works tirelessly across the country to protect dogs, cats and horses. What some might not know is that we also help many other types of animals, in part by supporting other organizations through our grants program.
Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.
Today's technology allows more people more opportunities to propose solutions to the world's problems. When both the donor and the applicants free themselves from the offline approach to developing and implementing ideas, it will better our society.
There are approximately 100 designated arts and cultural districts throughout the United States, but Rhode Island is only the second state to legislate tax-free zones for artists in them; Maryland is the other.
As 2011 rapidly draws to a close, I marvel at all the great work that has been done by animal welfare organizations this year. Throughout the country, more individuals are volunteering, adopting and advocating for animals.