Although the 50 Best Nonprofits To Work For 2013 Report is the highlight of our April 1 issue, there are other important stories included in this edition of NPT. Let's take a look at some of the top stories, including a new Special Report:
- Business Value Boosted When Tied To Nonprofit: In this report, frequent NPT contributor Todd Cohen examines how corporations are moving beyond traditional philanthropy, trumpeting what they are doing to be good corporate citizens and promoting their social investments.
- Fundraising Via Mobile Apps Can Still Be A Challenge: There’s an app for almost everything, even in fundraising. With mobile devices reaching near-ubiquity, donors want to use their smartphones or tablets to give to their favorite charities. That doesn't mean it's easy to make this a reality for them.
- Americans Took More Deductions In 2011, Hitting $160 Billion: Americans took a collective $160.33 billion in tax deductions for charitable contributions in 2011, an increase of 1.4 percent compared to the $158.18 billion in 2010.
- Charities Push Senate On Restoring Deduction: Some of the nation’s most prominent charities and advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Senate Budget Committee to reconsider changes to the itemized deduction for charitable giving for fear that it would reduce giving by billions of dollars each year.
- 'Letter' Of The Law: NPT editor-in-chief Paul Clolery says sector leadership needs to take a firmer stand against Charity Navigator's new method for determining whether a charity is a good steward of donor largess.
- 'Y' This Is Important: The news that Medicare has agreed to pay the cost of the YMCA of the USA’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for up to 10,000 qualifying Medicare enrollees over the next three years, as reported on The NonProfit Times’ website, is not just good news for Y. It could benefit the American taxpayer as well, since the initiative is predicted to save Medicare an estimated $4.2 million over the next three years, and potentially $53 million over six years.