nonprofit http://wesa.fm en Day of Giving Brings In $5.8 Million, Down $1.3 Million http://wesa.fm/post/day-giving-brings-58-million-down-13-million <p>The Pittsburgh Foundation was taking donations for local nonprofit organizations Thursday down to the last second — literally.</p><p>More than $5.8 million was donated to about 700 nonprofits as part of the Day of Giving, down roughly 18 percent from last year.</p><p>The annual event, now in its fifth year, tries to highlight the region’s charitable initiatives.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:16:22 +0000 Michael Lynch 17633 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Non-Profits http://wesa.fm/post/business-non-profits <p></p><p>Business Contributor <strong>Rebecca Harris</strong> and <strong>Peggy Outon</strong>, the Executive Director, <a href="http://bcnm.rmu.edu/">Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management</a> at Robert Morris University discuss the business of nonprofits, and how the nonprofit sector enhances the business environment in our region.</p><p>For statistics on earnings in the non-profit industry visit the <a href="http://www.uwac.org">United Way of Allegheny County</a>&nbsp; and <a href="http://www.guidestar.org/">Guidestar,&nbsp; </a>a resource for statistics on all things nonprofit Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:24:58 +0000 Heather McClain 11165 at http://wesa.fm The Business of Non-Profits This Weekend, Homewood Children Will Get a New Place To Play http://wesa.fm/post/weekend-homewood-children-will-get-new-place-play <p>On Saturday morning, construction will begin on a new playground in Homewood.</p><p>That same afternoon, according to KaBOOM! spokesman Mike Vietti, the playground will be ready to use.</p><p>“We’re going to start off with a kickoff ceremony at about 8:30 in the morning, and then by 2:30 in the afternoon, we’re going to wrap things up in time for a ribbon cutting ceremony,” he said. “So, start to finish, all in the span of about six or seven hours.”</p><p>KaBOOM! is a nonprofit that builds playgrounds for kids who don’t have easy access to them.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Jared Adkins 7617 at http://wesa.fm State-Level Bills Would Prevent Local Challenges to Nonprofit Tax Exemptions http://wesa.fm/post/state-level-bills-would-prevent-local-challenges-nonprofit-tax-exemptions <p>Two bills up for full votes in the state legislature would prevent municipalities from challenging the tax-exempt statuses of nonprofit organizations by transferring that power to the General Assembly.</p><p>On Tuesday, Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution condemning Senate Bill 4 and its counterpart, House Bill 724. The former is up for a Senate vote on Wednesday.</p><p>Because the bill would change the state constitution, it would need to pass in two consecutive legislative sessions and be approved by a voter referendum.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:48:59 +0000 Noah Brode 4104 at http://wesa.fm