Category: Giving & Politics

Nonprofit sues Tampa

Tampa’s Homeless Helping Homeless nonprofit is suing city in federal court, saying its bans on panhandling are too broad, and hence unconstitutional. “The nonprofit group Homeless Helping Homeless is suing the city of Tampa in federal court, contending the city’s bans on panhandling are unconstitutional and threaten to force it out of business.… MORE >>

Oh, and by the way…

Clinton Foundation misreported $26 million in payments; speaking fees for Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea were mistakenly tallied as revenue instead of donations. “The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.… MORE >>

Canada’s Brian Mulroney on philanthropy

Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney talks to Maclean’s about the Horatio Alger Association and growing role of philanthropy up north. “For a veteran of many of Canada’s most bruising political battles, Brian Mulroney was low-key and thoughtful when he met Maclean’s in Montreal.… MORE >>

Keeping green in Green Mountain State

At a press conference last week, VT governor Peter Shumlin urged lawmakers to find budget cuts elsewhere and leave the state’s charitable deduction alone. “Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is not happy with a tax plan in the Vermont Legislature he says will limit charitable giving.… MORE >>

Red faces at Greenlining

CA state senator Kevin de León is on hot seat after revelation his daughter benefited from employment at Greenlining Institute after he helped “shepherd” proposal. “State Sen.… MORE >>

“I should have taken the extra step”

ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos admits he gave $75K to Clinton Foundation but didn’t disclose personal angle to viewers while reporting on scandal. “ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization, the On Media blog has learned.” — Dylan Byers, Politico.com… MORE >>

Maybe bombard Yelp?

The Clinton Foundation is now striving mightily to get itself removed from Charity Navigator’s “watch list” after recent investigations of “murky” dealings. “The Clinton Foundation scandal cycle is already spinning off new complications.… MORE >>

An oops on Quincy Street

“Appreciative for city’s good faith efforts”: Springfield, MA, worked on solution after Habitat for Humanity mistakenly built family home on wrong lot. “The construction of a home for a low-income family in Old Hill by Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity drew cheers in 2012, but had just one problem discovered the following year.… MORE >>

St. Paul mayors gather over philanthropy

Last week, five of the six past mayors of St Paul gathered to celebrate 75th anniversary of city’s community foundation, and put aside politics to talk philanthropy.… MORE >>

CA nonprofits must disclose donors

Federal appeals court rules that CA charities have to disclose names of “significant donors”– ie, those who give more than $5000 in calendar year. “California may require charities that raise money in the state to disclose the names of major contributors, a federal appeals court decided Friday.… MORE >>

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