Nonprofit head extrapolates from her organization’s IRS experience that there is more that needs to be fixed at the agency than politics.
“I have read with great interest the coverage of the Internal Revenue Service’s review of applications for tax-exempt status from organizations with tea party ties.… MORE >>
With U.S. nonprofit sector “the size of India,” and a “murky” IRS historical record, Americans deserve to know more as current scandal unfolds.
“The controversy now unfolding at the Internal Revenue Service — that it targeted for rejection the nonprofit status of the Tea Party and other conservative groups that raised concerns about ‘government spending, government debt or taxes’ as early as 2011 — raises again the problematic oversight at the agency of a nonprofit sector that now is about the size of India.” — Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox Business News… MORE >>
The Senate “is going after NFL’s nonprofit status, and it’s about time,” says columnist. (Wonder if they are going to have to table that one for a bit…)
“Here’s something you might not know: The NFL is a non-profit organization.… MORE >>
A “tectonic shift” in conservative movement? Where immigration reform is concerned, think tanks diverge from “treasured ally” Heritage Foundation.
“In what seems like a tectonic shift in the world of conservative nonprofit think tanks, a bunch of the most powerful and prestigious—Americans for Tax Reform, the Cato Institute, the Kemp Foundation, the Hispanic Leadership Fund, and the American Action Forum—came together on a press call to lambaste the longtime exemplar of conservative political thought, the Heritage Foundation.… MORE >>
Can charity fill in the gaps? Not to the extent big government can, like the $80 billion in SNAP funds for the hungry.
“When it comes to poverty, myths abound.… MORE >>
UK columnist admits, “I know this is churlish, but…” in wake of Boston bombing, private donations don’t make up for the U.S.’s healthcare policy shortfalls.
“This generosity is a sign that something is right with us, when we hear about so much that is wrong.… MORE >>
Former head of California Community Foundation begs Washington: Don’t make charitable deduction debate into contest of rich v. poor.
“With tax day upon us, this is one of the few times of the year when most of us think about the charitable tax deduction one way or the other.… MORE >>
As the new era of Charity Navigator 3.0 dawns, William Schambra investigates the claim that donors crave statistics.
“The empire of empiricism – the kingdom of counting, the sultanate of statistics – continues its relentless march from conquest to conquest.… MORE >>
“Impact investing”: Is $13 million gift to University of Utah a game changer because it demonstrates long-term thinking?
“Philanthropy in Utah took a large step on Jan.… MORE >>
Enjoy state and national parks this spring break, but remember: they take money to operate, so consider donating or volunteering to pick up funding slack.
“When you’re at Lake Thurmond and see the power plant– you know that the people operating that plant and keeping our lakes and parks safe are collecting their pay check from our Federal Government.… MORE >>