Charity Executive Goes Into Hiding

September 24, 2018       NPT Staff      

The whereabouts of a charity executive in Australia are either being kept secret or are actually unknown. She is a whistleblower in a potential fraud by a previous executive.

Nonprofit Groups Quit ANA In Protest

September 21, 2018       Paul Clolery      

At least seven national health and environmental organizations have resigned from the Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) Data & Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) in protest of a court filing in support of a lead paint case in California.

Allentown Sued For Taxing Nonprofits

September 21, 2018       NPT Staff      

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, which operates a hospital, has sued Allentown, Pa., charging it should not have been dinged for taxes starting in 2012. A right-to-know request filed by The Morning Call in June asking for bills assessed to nonprofits was denied based on local confidentiality rules.

Opinion: New California Gold Rush Attacks Charities

September 20, 2018       Geoffrey W. Peters      

On the anniversary of the September 11 attack on the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sitting in San Francisco reversed a lower court decision that had entered a permanent injunction against the State of California forcing two 501(c)(3) nonprofits to reveal their list of donors to the Attorney General of the State of California.

Court Allows Public Disclosure Of Political Donors

September 20, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Nonprofits that make political ads explicating telling viewers who to vote for or against must now disclose the identities of all contributors who gave more than $200 in a year. That’s the result after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a temporary stay by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Nonprofits Have Technology But Aren’t Using It Well

September 19, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Executives at nonprofits in the United States report a 72 percent increase in demand for services during the past five years. While that might seem insurmountable, that percentage is less than organizations in Australia/New Zealand (85 percent), Canada (83 percent) and The United Kingdom (77 percent).

Charitable Giving Gets Even Worse In Second Quarter

September 18, 2018       Paul Clolery      

Charitable giving in the United States continues to lag behind the pace of 2017, raising critical questions about how charities will fare in their fundraising by the end of the year.

Bezos Targets $2 Billion Toward Homeless, Education

September 17, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

More than a year after he first solicited suggestions via Twitter about a philanthropy strategy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced a commitment of $2 billion that would fund nonprofits that help the homeless and also create new nonprofit preschools in low-income communities.

Nonprofit Official Pleads Guilty In Corporate Transfer

September 17, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

An official of Alternative Opportunities, a nonprofit with multiple locations including in Missouri and Arkansas, pleaded guilty last week to a federal crime of not reporting a felony. No others have yet been charged with crimes, although others have been identified in court documents.

Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Decision

September 12, 2018       Mark Hrywna      

Requiring nonprofits to file information with state charity regulators about some of their largest donors may turn off some contributors but not enough to warrant a burden on their First Amendment rights.

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