Government & Regulation

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...

IRS Expected to Stand Aside as Nonprofits Increase Role in 2016 Race
July 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

As presidential candidates find new ways to exploit secret donations from tax-exempt groups, hobbled regulators at the Internal Revenue Service appear certain to delay trying to curb widespread abuses at nonprofits until after the 2016 election. In a shift from past elections, at least eight Republican presidential candidates, including leading contenders like Jeb Bush and…

UK Charities Face Pressure Over Fundraising After Pensioner Suicide
July 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

British charities faced pressure from the government on Tuesday to voluntarily change the way they raise funds following a barrage of complaints about the public being bombarded with appeals for money. Calls for charities to stop inundating people with donation requests via mail, email and telephone calls followed the suicide of 92-year-old Olive Cooke last…