Nonprofit Radio: Disaster Relief

I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, October 20, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about disaster relief. Sadly, this is an particularly timely topic with the ongoing fires in Northern California following the devastating hurricanes of the past few months. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a...

Donations and Kickbacks

It was recently reported that the Internal Revenue Service is investigating whether a patient-assistance charity, Good Days, has been providing prohibited private benefits to its pharmaceutical company donors by using the donated monies to make purchases of drugs from these donors. According to Reuters: In court papers, the IRS...

House Appropriations Bill Passes to Weaken Enforcement of Johnson Amendment

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee failed to pass an amendment to the appropriations bill (largely along party lines), leaving in a controversial rider (Section 116) that would effectively prevent the IRS from enforcing the 501(c)(3) prohibition against political campaign intervention activities (known as the Johnson Amendment), but only specifically...

NGOSource Webinar on Equivalency Determination and International Giving

Our friends at TechSoup | NGOsource are presenting  a live webinar exploring equivalency determination, its role in international giving, and NGOsource’s unique approach to this process on Tuesday, May 23, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Pacific time (2-3 p.m. Eastern). According to NGOsource, an  equivalency determination is: a process by which a U.S. grantmaker...