NOTHING'S FREE

Nonprofits aren’t making good use of the volunteer labor they recruit.

NEW ROOTS

A San Francisco volunteer matchmaker is launching a $3.6 million effort to link New York City groups with marketing and tech gurus.

FEC UPDATE

The FEC’s full body chimed in this week on the question of whether the new campaign finance laws apply to nonprofit political advocacy; their answer raised still more questions.

CHOICES, CHOICES

The IBO put out its annual “Budget Options” report last week, in which it presents the pros and cons of a range of ideas for reining in the city’s costs and boosting its income.

RULES TO LIVE BY

Independent Sector unveiled last week a model “code of ethics” for nonprofits and grantmakers.

NEW PLAYERS

A coalition of private companies working in public education has founded a new industry group to go up against advocates for keeping things public.

BAD DEBT

A six-month investigation of more than 10,000 nonprofits nationally found that hundreds have given personal loans to executives and board officers.

CASHING IN ON BUSH

Scammers are already trying to cash in on President Bush’s proposal to offer work visas to undocumented immigrants.