Nonprofit news from around the web: May 25 – 29, 2020

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting nonprofit news items from around the web.

Current charitable tax deduction questions

Julian Block addresses questions concerning coronavirus and income taxes as they relate to itemization and charitable deductions 

The new three-part fundraising ask for times of crisis

Here’s a 3-Step Fundraising Ask formula to help approach donors in times of crisis.

U.S. arts and culture nonprofits face $6.8 billion shortfall

Arts and culture nonprofits in the U.S. with annual budgets of more than $50,000 are facing a $12.4 billion revenue shortfall due to Covid-19-based interruptions. Despite reduced payroll expenses, and cuts to non-personnel expenses, these 35,000 organizations will still have a bottom-line deficit of $6.8 billion.

That’s quarantainment! Arts groups find new venues online

“A special online production created by artists in isolation” might be applied to any number of new, or newly curated, performing arts experiences being shared around the world in 2020.

Tech Corner - If all your iPhone apps suddenly need updates, you’re not alone

Apple released the final versions of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 which contain the Exposure Notification API to create contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus. Some users were experiencing a bug which made it impossible to open certain apps.

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