Government & Regulation

An Update for Nonprofits About Federal Privacy Legislation
May 15, 2019 at 11:45 am

Nearly all snakes hibernate. Snakes living in Minnesota need to take a much longer slumber than their Texas cousins. Similarly, some of us feel the need to take a longer break from political news than others. In case you’re just coming out of a peaceful torpor, let’s get you up to speed...

Nonprofit Legal Compliance: Why It matters
March 13, 2019 at 9:20 am

As tax season draws to a close, I’m reminded of a discussion I had with a colleague not too long ago about a small charitable organization. What often happens is that people with good intentions decide to create nonprofits, but they do not realize the special obligations that come with entities that do not pay tax...

U.S. Government Shutdown: 33 Days and Counting…
January 23, 2019 at 11:45 am

Concerns over safety, health and economic uncertainty weigh heavily on all of America as we continue to live through the longest government shutdown in history. In addition to those fears, as a fundraiser, I can’t help but worry about how this will affect nonprofit giving in both the short and long term...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 72: The Effect of the Government Shutdown on Nonprofits
January 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: improving your nonprofit branding, hosting a successful fundraising event and surviving the government shutdown...

How Can Fed-Funded Nonprofits Survive the Government Shutdown?
January 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Why would the government shutdown cause a scramble for funds? Because social service nonprofit organizations that serve clients in categories such as domestic violence, mental health and persons with disabilities are the types of agencies most likely to have the federal government as their main source of funding...

DCCC Tops $50M in Online Fundraising for 2018 Midterms
March 13, 2018 at 11:34 am

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week crossed the $50 million threshold in online fundraising for the 2018 election cycle, more than doubling its 2016 pace ahead of the party's push to take control of the House in November's midterm elections. The figure far outpaces the House Democratic campaign arm's previous records. It topped $50…

A Big Pharma-Funded Charity Sues the Government
January 9, 2018 at 10:41 am

A charity that helps patients pay for expensive prescription drugs is suing the federal government over what it alleges are unlawful federal restrictions that put a “stranglehold” on its ability to communicate with donors—which happen to be pharmaceutical companies that sell expensive drugs. Patient-assistance charities have become a mainstay of drug companies’ efforts to ensure patients can afford…

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 25: Nonprofit Trends for 2018
December 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: Facebook will eliminate donation fees for nonprofits, proposed changes in the tax code could impact your nonprofit and the nonprofits trends for 2018...

Corrine Brown Sentenced to 5 Years For Stealing From Bogus Charity
December 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

Former Rep. Corrine Brown has been sentenced to five years in prison for pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors who believed their money was going to charity. A federal judge on Monday sentenced the Florida Democrat, who was voted out of office last year, on 18 crimes ranging from conspiracy to fraud. "It…