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Plugging leaks

Charity | Watchdogs try to stop billions in losses to "ecclesiastical crime"
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/23/09, 12:00 am

The largest Christian ministry in the world-Food For The Poor-takes in about $1 billion a year. The 500 largest Christian ministries in the world-according to in a combined total of about $15 billion.

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Inward and upward

Charity | ECFA promotes Dan Busby and looks to the nonprofit world's future
by Rusty Leonard
Posted 5/09/09, 12:00 am

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) ended a nationwide search for a new leader by picking long-time staffer Dan Busby as its new president in March. Busby had served as interim president for the previous 11 months and has been vice president and senior vice president since 1998.

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Let the sunshine in

Charity | Charles Grassley hints that nonprofit reform is on the way
by Rusty Leonard
Posted 4/25/09, 12:00 am

Shakespeare warned us to "beware the Ides of March." Technically, that's March 15, but in the nonprofit world this year, the week surrounding that date was as ominous and promising as it was in Caesar's day.

Events began to unfold on March 10, when Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, finally broke his silence on what he is thinking about new regulations with a speech to a forum of nonprofit executives. While not specific about his plans for legislative reform, he made it clear reforms are coming.

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