Government & Regulation

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…

It’s Tax-Deductible—So What?
November 15, 2017 at 11:40 am

If passed this week, the new Republican tax legislation will “simplify” the tax code and increase the standard deduction; thereby reducing the number of people who itemize their taxes...

Vietnam Veterans Charity Dissolved After 'Egregious Fraud'
November 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

The Rockford charity called VietNow National Headquarters Inc. raised more than $15 million during the past 10 years with appeals to help veterans racked by joblessness and post-traumatic stress disorder. But more than 80 percent of those donations were kept by for-profit telemarketers, records show, and much of the rest was used for administrative costs.…

House Bill Would Tax Nonprofit Executives, Universities
November 3, 2017 at 9:04 am

House Republicans’ newly unveiled tax legislation would tax high-earning nonprofit executives and university endowments, just two of many provisions meant to offset the plan’s rate cuts and other tax breaks. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, released Thursday, nonprofit executives earnings above $1 million would have their earnings subject to a 20 percent tax.…

Nonprofit Programs at the Center of the FBI’s Basketball Probe
November 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

The easiest, cleanest way to get the money from Adidas to the high-school recruit and his family, the men agreed according to a federal complaint, was to launder it through the nonprofit headquartered here, in a five-bedroom home with blue siding, a brick walkway and a well-manicured lawn in the middle of a nondescript suburban…

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Community Engagement
October 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in. By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make up the very community you operate in. These people…

Nonprofits Scramble to Respond to the New DACA Deadline
September 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

Since President Donald Trump’s administration ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Sept. 5, nonprofit providers across New York City have responded to those directly affected by offering legal services and other help. The move would phase out a program, created by then-President Barack Obama in a June 2012 executive…

Charity Commission, Fundraising Websites Plan Crackdown on Fraudulent Donation Pages
September 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Charity regulators are cracking down on fundraising scammers after concerns that fraudsters had used tragedies such as Grenfell Tower and terror attacks to dupe donors. Fundraising platforms are to attend a meeting with the Charity Commission to agree new guidelines after websites, such as JustGiving and GoFundMe, were forced to suspend fundraising pages for tragedies,…

Opinion: Nothing Has Yet Gone To Charity
September 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

President Donald J. Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million, and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. That amount doubled former President Barack Obama's then-record inauguration donations in 2009, which totaled around $53 million...

White House Lists 12 Recipients of Trump's $1M Harvey Donation
September 8, 2017 at 9:33 am

The White House on Wednesday listed 12 charities that will receive personal donations from President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, who pledged last week to donate $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The largest contributions will go to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, which are each set to receive $300,000 according…