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Survey: Taxpayers Want To Expand Charitable Deduction

March 23, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Three-quarters of Americans are in favor of expanding the charitable deduction to taxpayers who do not currently itemize their taxes, according to a new poll commissioned by Independent Sector (IS). The deduction is currently only available to taxpayers who itemize their taxes, typically high-level earners.

Live From #NTC: Failing Isn’t Sad!

March 23, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

WASHINGTON, D.C – Failure – and lessons learned from it – was the theme of the opening session of the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) Nonprofit Technology Conference kicked off with a series of five-minute Ignite sessions, in which speakers present their stories while their slides advance intermittently behind them without their control.

Stars Hit Facebook Live For ACLU Telethon

March 23, 2017       NPT Staff      

The classic perform-for-a-cause format will take to Facebook Live next week as A-listers will gather in New York to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

British Charities Spending $168.9 Million (U.S.) Daily

March 21, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Charities in England and Wales are spending £136.4 million per day supporting missions, according to a new report. The figure includes £12 million per day from medical research, hospital, and rehabilitation charities and another £11 million daily for housing organizations. The current conversion rate from U.S. dollar to British pound is just under $1.24, according to Bloomberg — placing the daily output at about $168.9 million per day.

Donors Race To Support Meals On Wheels

March 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Meals on Wheels America last week had about 8,000 followers on Twitter. Not a bad number but nowhere near the 88,000 followers the Arlington, Va.-based office had by Monday morning.

Possible Net Neutrality Changes Will Block Access, Cost More

March 17, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Imagine that there are two lanes leading you to a potential donor. Now imagine that the lane that you are in slows and the adjacent lane keeps moving. The adjacent lane is moving more swiftly to your prospect, but it costs more money to merge in. Is your organization in position to change lanes?

Nonprofits Hammered In Federal Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

President Donald Trump’s first federal budget proposes deep cuts in discretionary spending to many departments that impact nonprofits while boosting financial support to defense, homeland security and veterans’ affairs.

Leaders Gather In N.Y. Seeking Tax Policy Common Ground

March 15, 2017       Paul Clolery      

Leaders of some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt organizations will meet in New York City tonight and tomorrow to discuss federal tax policy in a first attempt to hammer out a consensus on the charitable sector’s plan for lobbying during an era of changes to the tax code.

Plaintiff Sues For Harvard Donor’s Records

March 13, 2017       Andy Segedin      

A federal judge has given Harvard University until March 20 to turn over the financial information of a top donor and alum, Charles Spackman. It is unclear as of yet whether the university will comply.

Operation(s): 5 Things That Are Making Regulators Buzz

March 7, 2017       Tracy L. Boak and Karen I. Wu      

Changes in the way nonprofits operate alter the face of many discussions but a number of the underlying legal issues and compliance considerations seem to be perpetual. Internal operational issues are of great interest to regulators. Among them are five hot-button areas — everything from fundraising to finances to online activity.