A local agency in North Carolina has created a comical video to raise awareness around zombie foreclosures.
The Department of Justice allegedly seized phone records for 20 office, home, and mobile phones connected to AP reporters and editors.
The Obama White House cannot be insulated from the ever-expanding IRS scandal. It is neither a political sideshow nor a tiny muck-up by low-level bureaucrats. Rather, it threatens a cornerstone of American democracy—political speech--and has the serious potential to derail public attention to and support for other elements of the Administration’s policy agenda such as health care, immigration reform, gun control, and tax reform. It should be a wake-up call for the White House and all of us that it is high time to come to grips with the mess of what has evolved into the current crop of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations with almost entirely partisan electoral agendas programs and agendas with little or no interest in social welfare. Clean up the IRS for sure, but let’s also clean up the tax exempt sector of the surfeit of phony social welfare organizations too.
Nonprofit Quarterly offers a roundup of the latest changes and news regarding the IRS targeting scandal.
Leonardo DiCaprio hosted a charity auction that brought in $38.8 million for environmental and conservation projects.
The firestorm unleashed by Friday’s admission by IRS officials that the agency had targeted some applications for tax-exempt recognition based on political keywords like “conservative” and “Tea Party” continues.
Thought Café is combining the popularity of infographics with video technology to help nonprofit organizations raise awareness.
Judeo-Christian traditions offer complicated answers to the question of whether it’s better to give anonymously or publicly. And what we believe as a society affects public policy around philanthropy.
Buy the building and keep the name? The YMCA begs to disagree.
Thousands of dollars were willed to an animal shelter in Collinsville. Which one? Now that’s the doggone problem.
For-profits tend to accept the benefits of coaching as a given. Nonprofits, on the other hand, question whether or not coaching actually works, and are more concerned with return on investment. But, as Bill Ryan explains, rather than asking “Does coaching work?,” nonprofit organizations invested in the practice would be better served figuring out how to make it work in their particular situation.
Massachusetts Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez has a lot going for him. But he stands accused of trying to avoid tax payments using a pretty shady trick.
Criminals are increasingly using the “famously opaque art market” to launder and transfer illegally obtained cash around the world.
The IRS’s inquiry into higher education has compliance implications for all nonprofits.
Bad choice of words, or unguarded and exuberant misogyny?
Louisiana Governor Jindal’s plan to use public dollars to send students to private schools has been ruled unconstitutional.
In Frederick, MD, says one advocate, money is being shifted from need to need, leaving problems to pop up again and again as funding is advanced and withdrawn.
By its own admission, between 2010 and 2012, the IRS subjected groups to extra scrutiny based on buzzwords like “tea party” and “patriot” in their names. We would love to hear from you on this turn of events. What should be the nonprofit sector’s response?
Can there be greater strength in fewer numbers for Jewish communities that are no longer able to support separate houses of worship for each of their sharply divided denominations?
Even though the budget deficit makes the General Assembly hungry for revenue, this solution is wrong for the people and for the state.