Tax, Legal & Compliance

Prosecutor: N.Y. 'Scam Charity' Duped High School Kids
August 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm

More than 100 New York teenagers—and dozens in Chicago, Houston and Nashville, Tenn.—were duped by a Long Island-based "scam" charity into working at concession stands at major sports and entertainment venues in those cities on the promise they would be paid $9 an hour, but most received little or no compensation, prosecutors said. Whelton Herron, president…

Tax-Exempt Hospitals Spend Just as Much on Charity Care as For-Profits
August 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Nonprofit hospitals get billions of dollars in tax breaks every year, but a new study shows that they may not be giving back very much to communities in return, as intended by law. The study, out of the University of California San Francisco, found that some tax-exempt hospitals are spending as much on free or subsidized care…

Executives Jumping Ship in Wake of Pay Scandal at Nonprofit
August 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

A taxpayer-funded Brooklyn nonprofit is in turmoil ­after its last two directors abruptly left, one with a fat pay package. Hannah Achtenberg Kinn was booted as head of the League Education & Treatment Center last year with a parting payment of $785,000, a former insider at the agency told The Post. Her retirement benefits also…

San Francisco Church Sues Nonprofit It Created
July 30, 2015 at 12:44 pm

A prominent San Francisco church sued a nonprofit it created decades ago on Tuesday, accusing it of being “blinded by the riches the gold rush dangles” and illegally attempting to sell a housing complex for low-income residents. The nonprofit wants to sell Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens, a 104-unit apartment community for low-income residents. Third Baptist…

Former Nonprofit Exec Sentenced for Stealing Money Meant for Homeless
July 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

A man was sentenced to prison Monday for stealing thousands of dollars in funds from a Philadelphia nonprofit that helps the homeless. Nathaniel Robinson, 62, pleaded guilty in March to stealing from a program that receives federal funds. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Robinson used his corporate credit card from 2006 to 2010 to…

Boy Scouts Executive Committee Endorses Ending Ban on Gay Leaders
July 16, 2015 at 12:19 pm

The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would drop the group’s blanket ban on openly gay leaders, a key step that puts the organization on the verge of its second historic shift in three years. While the proposed change stops short of requiring all Scout units to allow gay…

Nonprofit Executives Charged in $8.5 Million Fraud Case
July 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

For decades, the Chicana Service Action Center received millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help some of the county's most disadvantaged residents: the homeless, the unemployed, victims of domestic violence, foster youth looking for work. The nonprofit organization also played a pivotal role in launching the political career of former County Supervisor Gloria Molina,…

Cybersecurity Experts to Deliver Keynote at NonProfit PRO Emerging Tech & Growth Conference
July 7, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Earlier this year, a pair of nonprofits were hacked by Islamic State sympathizers. Ultimately, both nonprofits would recover with little lasting damage, but it was a chilling reminder that no one, not even small, low-profile organizations, is invulnerable to cyber attack. The scariest part? It can be so much worse. You've got to be prepared...

Fundraising Firm Sued Over Sudden Shutdown
July 7, 2015 at 1:12 pm

A now-defunct fundraising company faces a lawsuit after closing its Oshkosh call center abruptly last week, forcing more than 100 out of work. Minnesota-based Strategic Fundraising, which shuttered Monday, June 29, claimed in filings to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it didn't need to give 60 days notice of the layoff as required…

Nonprofit Program Director Faces Deportation on Decades-Old Robbery Charge
July 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Daniel Maher, a program director for the Ecology Center, a Berkeley, California-based nonprofit, is being held by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) and could be deported, reports the Daily Californian. Maher was born in China and lived there for three years before moving to the U.S. He served seven years in prison for involvement in a robbery when he was 20 years old—more than two decades ago...