Category: Giving & Politics

Trump’s tax plan praised and criticized by charitable groups

Charitable organizations are praising Trump’s tax plan which retains the deduction for charitable giving, but they criticize his plan to eliminate tax laws that attract large donors.… MORE >>

California AG’s efforts to collect donor lists may be challenged in Supreme Court

California AG has demanded the donor list for any nonprofit that solicits funds from citizens of CA; the case may go to the Supreme Court this coming season.… MORE >>

Summarizing Trump’s philanthropic ardency

The current Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, refers to himself an “ardent philanthropist”; here is a summary of his foundation’s giving. “Donald Trump, meanwhile, has called himself an “ardent philanthropist.” Unlike his son’s foundation, though, the Donald J.… MORE >>

New fundraising disclosure law in California

California’s new legislation will require greater transparency for nonprofits in their fundraising efforts; this arose out of recent litigation against nonprofits for misuse of funds. “New legislation enacted in California will clarify regulations surrounding fundraising counsel as well as custody or control of funds, among other definitions related to charities.… MORE >>

Building Futures loses federal funding, sues DHS

Building Futures lost the federal contract to serve lunches to students in Tennessee and Arkansas; claiming wrongful termination, it is suing DHS. “An agency that contracted with the Department of Human Services to feed low-income kids in Memphis has filed suit, alleging it was wrongly terminated from the program and the department failed to give it the proper, legally required assistance.… MORE >>

Blessings in a Backpack brings lunches to students in Tempe

Both the Thunderbirds and Phoenix Mayor pitch in to pack lunches for students in Tempe, Arizona; Blessings in a Backpack is a national campaign. “Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and the group that puts on the Waste Management Phoenix Open teamed with other charities by packing bagged meals for students at a Tempe elementary school Tuesday.… MORE >>

MN leader of nonprofit with many political tentacles to be tried in November

Executive of Community Action of Minneapolis, William Davis, who had many political ties has had his trial scheduled for November; he is charged with embezzlement. “A politically connected nonprofit executive pleaded not guilty Monday to federal fraud charges as his attorney looked ahead to a November trial that could see prominent figures called to the stand.… MORE >>

Kill the Social Innovation Fund? founder thinks no

“As Congress debates whether to kill the social innovation fund that the Obama administration called for; the fund’s founder, Paul Carttar, says it is too hard for congress to get facts.… MORE >>

US charities ready to receive 80% more refugees than the White House will accept

The Syrian refugees will be arriving soon, and our charities continue to prepare to receive more than 18K refugees, even while the Obama administration said it would accept only 10K.… MORE >>

Jeb Bush’s tax plan would preserve current tax laws and increase incentives to give

Jeb Bush published the proposed tax plan if he is elected; the preservation of the current law and eliminating the Pease limitation, increasing incentives to give.… MORE >>

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