Category: Giving & Politics

Planned Parenthood removed from charitable options in AZ State Employee Charitable Campaign

Governor Ducey removes Planned Parenthood from the list of potential charities that Arizona state employees can contribute to through the State Employee Charitable Campaign. “Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration has dropped Planned Parenthood, Arizona’s largest abortion provider, as one of hundreds of organizations eligible for donations from state employees through the state government charitable campaign, officials said Tuesday.… MORE >>

Jeb Bush’s giving increases along with his income

After Jeb Bush left office, his income increased substantially, and when his income increased, so did his giving: in 2014, Mr. and Mrs. Bush gave away more than $300K.… MORE >>

Georgian politicians may no longer give what remains of their campaign finances to charity

Georgian politicians are under the scrutiny by the AG, who is challenging the history of donating excess monies from their campaigns to charity. “The recently released DeKalb County corruption report has called into question commissioners’ use of county funds to donate to local charities.… MORE >>

As globalism wins, who advocates for local workers?

Globalism has won its biggest victory in years with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but where are the voices for the US working poor who will be adversely affected by global advancement?… MORE >>

Fiorina’s giving is under scrutiny, but it is a sign of ignorance rather than truth

Carly Fiorina will have more news coming about her alleged support of Planned Parenthood, which is an unfair claim that demonstrates Americans do not understand philanthropy.… MORE >>

Nonprofit that called for Carson’s withdrawal allegedly broke IRS laws

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race; CAIR is a nonprofit and is legally forbidden from intervening in campaigns.… MORE >>

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 >>

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