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Getting To Know You

Applications are now open for the 2012/2013 Catalogue for Philanthropy and due on February 13 at midnight. So let’s talk details:

Who is eligible? We try to keep the process as open as possible to a wide range of nonprofits. You just need to be a 501(c)3 organization, operating in the Washington region, with a budget below $3 million. That’s about it. And if you were featured in the 2008/2009 print Catalogue and earlier, you can apply for it again this year.
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21 (Nonprofit) Questions

Ever wondered about your 501(c)3 IQ? Test your knowledge of all things nonprofit with this quiz from the Wall Street Journal. A few good sample questions:

1. The Urban Institute says volunteering can be just as important as cash or goods for many nonprofits. What percentage of American adults volunteered for or through an organization in 2010?

A. 5%
B. 14%
C. 26%
D. 32%

17. Which community foundation gave away more than $183 million in 2009, making it the largest community foundation that year in terms of giving?

A. New York Community Trust
B. Silicon Valley Community Foundation
C. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
D. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

21. Charities, of course, vary in size by both revenues and assets. But one sector was by far the largest in 2009, garnering 60% of revenues and holding 41% of assets. Which sector was that?

A. Education
B. Health
C. Arts, culture and humanities
D. Public and social benefit

(Answers: 1 – C, 17 – D, 21 – B. Take the whole quiz here. How did you do?)