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When unhappy donors want their money back

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A donor was approached by the Executive Director of the local Humane Society with a $25,000 proposal to fund the development of an onsite low-cost spay and neuter clinic.  The donor was told that bringing those services in-house would save $60,000 in annual operating costs at the Humane Society and that the clinic would be operational within 12 months.

The Executive Director left the organization, the clinic never opened, and the donor wants his money back.  Is he right? (more…)

Something even Grinch could love

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It is the season to be charitable: a recent Gallup Survey reports Americans will spend, on average, $812 this Christmas season. Why not channel some of that spending power into creating good by supporting nonprofits while you shop? (more…)