The Weekly Balance Sheet: July 12

A list of the great articles I’ve read and posted to Twitter from July 4 – July11, 2010. This week’s topics include: Strategy & Governance; Social Media & Internet; Fundraising; and Economy & Finance.

Tziku Lemitzvot,

Shuey


Strategy & Governance

“Tax-Exempt Funds Aid Settlements in West Bank”
Author:
Jim Rutenberg, Mike McIntire & Ethan Bronner
Site: New York Times
Comments: US charities supporting Israel can expect more heat after this article. Irregardless if the accusations are true, a lot of questions are going to be asked.
Link: http://ow.ly/27rcN


Social Media & Internet

“UK Survey Reports: Most Visits to Charity Websites End in Frustration”
Author:
Kaye Wiggins
Site: Third Sector Via: @BonnieKoenig @PamelaGrow
Comments: Charities must make sites more accessible. Users of charity websites fail to find the information they want 60% of visits.
Link: http://ow.ly/280le

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Fundraising

“Fundraising … 10 Ideas for Making the Ask”
Site: Nonprofit Times
Via: @cherbaircfre
Comments: Charities must make sites more accessible. Users of charity websites fail to find the information they want 60% of visits.
Link: http://ow.ly/280le

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  • “Decline in Unrestricted Donations Hurts Philly Federation” Successful fundraising must include unrestricted funds. Heed the following lesson. Link: http://ow.ly/28X65 (via @fundermentalist)


Economy & Finance

“Are Political Donations Tax Deductible?”
Author: Dr. Writer
Site: Third Sector
Via: @DebtCreditHelp
Comments: With so many elections taking place this November, it’s good to know if you can write off supporting your favorite candidate.
Link: http://ow.ly/294Zp

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  • “Gov’t Rejects Raising Minimum Wage, Backs Negative Wage Tax” Believing that raising the minimum wage will actually raise unemployment. Link: http://ow.ly/27rVp
  • “Best Money Tips: When Free Speech Gets Expensive” Great roundup of varied articles with tips to save you money from WiseBread. Link: http://ow.ly/294TE (via @DebtCreditHelp)


Potpourri

“How to Attend an Ivy League Business School for Free”
Author:
Dr. Writer
Site: BSchool.com Via: @guykawasaki
Comments: 100 Ivy League Business & Entrepreneurship Courses You Can Take for Free.
Link: http://is.gd/dhEy6

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