Government & Regulation

Mark Zuckerberg’s Charity Hired Hillary Clinton’s Chief Strategist
August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

The charitable initiative of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has reportedly taken on Democratic pollster Joel Benenson as a consultant, further fuelling speculation about his possible political ambitions. Benenson was a strategist for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns and was the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign last year.…

Global Crackdown on Over 300 UK Charities Due to Illegal Funds
July 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Bank accounts of over 300 charities based in the U.K. have been shut down within the past two years due to a global crackdown on illegal funds, Reuters reported. In addition, Charity Finance Group told Reuters that delayed payments have disrupted operations in thousands of charities, which has caused financial loss and risks to employees...

Top Legal Risks to Nonprofits: Learning How to Address Them
July 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Now more than ever, nonprofits and their boards must guard against unwanted, negative legal exposure. This article discusses some of the top legal risks facing nonprofit boards, as well as practical tips for addressing these risks...

Third Circuit Expands Age Discrimination Claims: What It Means for Your Nonprofit
July 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

A recent case in the Third Circuit expands the scope of potential age discrimination claims where younger workers replace older workers, even when the replacement workers are over 40 years of age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits age discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older...

The Difference Nonprofits Can Make in Politics
July 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

Nonprofit organizations have always had a significant effect on politics and culture in the U.S. Their effect on legislation and culture is vital to our democracy. These organizations allow mobilization of passionate citizens for an issue they feel is important, regardless of establishment politics...

Tax-Exempt Charities Allegedly Contributed Donations to Political Campaigns
July 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

At least 45 tax-exempt charitable groups funneled some of the donations for their “worthy” causes into the campaign coffers of political parties and candidates—an illegal practice that could jeopardize their tax-exempt status with the IRS, a Post review of two years of campaign filings shows. The charitable groups’ combined contributions to the pols totaled about…

Fanning the Flames of the AIDS Crisis in the US South
July 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

Recently, Mississippi’s State Department of Health announced it will no longer offer HIV screenings for free. Effective July 1, the Health Department began charging a $25 fee for all sexually transmitted diseases and HIV tests and lab work at all of its clinics. You may think that this is a relatively nominal fee and unlikely…

Obama Foundation Issues a Call for Better Digital Citizenship
July 7, 2017 at 8:26 am

In one of its first public statements since its launch, the Obama Foundation is issuing a call to examine the concept of digital citizenship. Digital engagement and being a good digital citizen were focal points of the Obama Administration—and it appears to be one of the early centers of interest for the former president in…