Despite more downcast estimates, the Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, released a report showing American charitable contributions have declined only about 4% in 2009. The total contributions, given by U.S. individuals, corporations and foundations, slid from $315.08 billion in 2008 to $303.75 billion in 2009. Individual… Read more »

The DC publication Politico is highlighting an area of implementation for the recently passed health care reform that could impact some associations’ members for the worse, and shows the continued need for association advocacy during the implementation of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act. The legislation included a ban on annual caps for insurance… Read more »

Summit Award

Twenty-one organizations have been recognized with an Award of Excellence in the spring round of judging for the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Award program, sponsored by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. Now in its 20th year, the AAA Awards program recognizes associations and industry partners that improve the quality of life in… Read more »

Apple Unveils New Software For iPhone And iPad

Arguing that new mobile technology has made small changes no longer possible, key Congressional Democrats announced a plan yesterday to review and revise the Telecommunications Act with an eye to regulating mobile and broadband technologies. Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry… Read more »

U.S. President Obama signs the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act

A story in today’s Washington Post highlights the importance of associations in being involved in the regulatory process.  Many of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have regulatory requirements, and as deadlines in the legislation approach, it is critical that impacted nonprofits make their concerns known to the appropriate agencies as… Read more »