CASE recently encouraged members of Congress to preserve and protect the charitable deduction. The charitable deduction is a topic important to the USM Foundation, and one we regularly monitor. Click through to read more from CASE.
There’s a new trend in fundraising, and it’s called crowdfunding. Websites like Go Fund Me, IndieGoGo, and Kickstarter have been making waves for their ability to allow individuals and small organizations to raise money. Nonprofits and higher education institutions are getting in on the act too: with one-day giving events and campaigns to buy new equipment, raise support for a capital project, and more.
Business Insider provides an interesting breakdown on the demographics of the more popular social networking sites available. When thinking about new and innovative ways to request donations or do prospect research, this could be a useful report in thinking about how to reach those targeted audiences.
Sometimes you just need a little pick-me-up. With Daylight Savings Time in effect and the days getting darker earlier, here's a little lighthearted video parody to brighten up your day.
The University System of Maryland Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of our second annual art contest. The art contest encouraged submissions to consider the quote, “I want to put a ding in the universe,” by Steve Jobs, and to create a work of art that would reflect the quote. The contest was open to all faculty, staff, and students throughout the University System of Maryland (USM).
We received 88 submissions from almost all of our system institutions and from a wide range of faculty, students, and staff. We even had an entire class from Frostburg State University submit their work as part of a syllabus requirement!
It was a difficult decision with so many talented and articulate entries, but we finally narrowed it down to five: one grand prize winner and four runners up.
Amy Berbert, a freshman at University of Maryland, Baltimore County took home the grand prize of $599 for her artwork. Her artwork was clear, concise, and offered a literal and thoughtful translation of…