Friday, March 1, 2013

The March 1 Issue: Mobile Applications

"There's an app for that."

It wasn't too long ago that the above phrase was used jokingly to describe how many mobile applications were available on smartphones. Now, it's hard to think of something for which there actually isn't an app.

As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, more and more nonprofits are realizing that they need to make their website more mobile friendly for donors. That's one of the focuses of the March 1 issue of The NonProfit Times, which was just released today. Here's a quick look at some of the main features of the new issue:

Special Report:

  • There's An App for ThatAs hinted at above, this special report focuses on the growing popularity of mobile-optimized sites, and how they can be used to increase revenue for organizations via text donations and other fundraising tools.
  • Gulf Coast Nonprofits Can File Claims For BP's Cash: Nonprofits were among the first to be directly affected by the 2010 explosion of a BP oil rig, and some organizations are now looking to file legal claims against the gas giant.
  • Results Weren't Invisible: The San Diego, Calif.-based nonprofit behind the viral hit "Kony 2012" might be more well known now for the eccentric behavior of its founder, but Invisible Children bought in an impressive amount of revenue.
  • The Race for RevenueRace For the Cure revenue for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s largest affiliates declined almost 7 percent last year, while the charity reported a 9-percent dip in overall revenues.
  • Your 403(b)The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has modified and expanded its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) with the release of Revenue Procedure 2013-12. While the new revenue procedure made many changes to EPCRS, one of the most significant changes was the long-promised inclusion of expanded corrections for 403(b) plan failures.
  • Federal MoneyWhen it comes to applying for federal grants, the most common complaint is the quick turnaround time. The federal agency releases the Request for Proposal (RFP) only shortly before the submission deadline and you’re sent scrambling.
If you are interested in seeing all of the articles in the March 1 edition of NPT, visit our subscription page to receive a print or digital edition of the magazine.

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