M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust winter grants totalled nearly $9.7M
At our winter grants meeting, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust partnered with 74 non-profit organizations by making grants totaling nearly $9.7 million to help grow and expand the work of these organizations in serving their communities and beyond. The Classroom Law Project in Portland, Oregon, promoting civics education and citizenship benefited and the goods news is that in 2011 Americans increased their giving to non-profit organizations to more than $160 billion. “What people give to, they often get involved in.”
The Murdock Trust is privileged to work with these and other great groups across the Northwest, many of which are noted in the full listing of grants awarded from our winter grants meeting. You can see this list of grants awarded on our website.
Skills-Based Volunteerism: Setting a New Standard for Corporate Community Impact
Nicole Stein, vice president of community responsibility at Umpqua Bank, discusses what motivates and inspires people to make a positive impact in their companies and communities. To learn more click here.
Susan G. Komen OR and SW WA advocacy results in $700K for Oregon’s Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
July 9, 2013, Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington applauded the Oregon
Legislature for adopting a budget that adds $700,000 of state general funds to the Breast and Cervical
Cancer Program (BCCP) for the first time in the program’s history. Because of Komen’s efforts, Oregon
now joins 45 states already providing support to their BCCPs, which help low income, uninsured women have access to breast and cervical cancer screening.
To learn more about Komen and how they have helped Oregon’s BCCP to date, click here.
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The OVERHEAD Myth
Supported by BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar, Charity Navigator
CEO of GuideStar, Jacob Harold, published a letter condemning the use of administrative expenses as a measure of nonprofit performance. You can read the entire message and participate in our campaign and end the focus on overhead in four key ways: www.overheadmyth.com.
The letter was co-signed by Art Taylor, president and CEO of BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator—making it the first time the three leading nonprofit information providers joined together to share the same message: the percentage of a charity’s expenses that go to administrative costs, the “overhead” ratio, is the wrong measure to consider when determining if the nonprofit is effective or efficient.
Dan Brady, Communications Manager at Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers agrees the “overhead” ratio, is the wrong measure to consider when determining if the nonprofit is effective or efficient. He encourages you to support our colleague organizations around issue by sharing their joint letter in your communications with members via newsletters and social media. You may also want to share the excellent and powerful video Donors Forum developed on the topic earlier this year, Real Talk about Real Costs.
Oregon House Bill (HB) 2060
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