Tag Archives: Katy Snyder

National Philanthropy Day: Painless ways to celebrate

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting By now, you probably know that tomorrow is National Philanthropy Day. What you might not know is that there are many ways to celebrate the day, and some that don’t even require opening your pocketbook. … Continue reading

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Cutting through the noise: Optimizing your end-of-the-year appeal

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting While you may cringe to hear the words “end-of-year appeal” while it’s still 90 degrees outside, now is the time to start working on your appeal, before it gets lost in the noise of all … Continue reading

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How to tell a story: Spellbinders shares tips for nonprofits

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Spellbinders is one of our favorite kinds of nonprofits—the kind that brings together two diverse groups for the benefit of both. In Spellbinders’ case, those two groups are elementary school (and sometimes older) kids and … Continue reading

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Boys are the losers in Boy Scouts decision to exclude gay leaders and scouts

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting To say that I am biased toward the Girl Scouts is an understatement. I was a Girl Scout for 13 years (yes, 13!), received the Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, along with the … Continue reading

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Takeaways from Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax-exempt organizations

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting A hearing led by Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-La.), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, was held yesterday to discuss issues related to IRS oversight of tax-exempt organizations. The hearing, which … Continue reading

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Montana Attorney General releases findings from investigation of Three Cups of Tea charity—nonprofit takeaways

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting We first wrote about Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson nearly a year ago, when he and his organization, the Central Asia Institute (CAI) became embroiled in a scandal concerning the organization’s finances and … Continue reading

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How does your leader affect your business—lessons from TOMS shoes

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Many nonprofits have very visible, charismatic leaders. In the wake of the Komen debacle, and the public scrutiny of leader Nancy G. Brinker’s personal life, it seems that increased scrutiny of charity leaders and their … Continue reading

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The view from Nonprofit Street in 2011—our top-rated posts

By Katy Snyder, JVA Consulting Last year was a busy year on our blog, and we saw some themes emerge in the types of topics that were most popular. We thought we’d share some themes that we saw this year … Continue reading

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