Government & Regulation

First 100 Days of Trump Administration Changed a Pattern in Charitable Donations
April 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

In the past 12 months, more than 10 million people have visited Charity Navigator's website to check out our charity ratings. Many of those site visitors go on to make their donations directly on our site by clicking the “Donate To This Charity” button. We took a look at the donations made from Jan. 20…

Nonprofit Working to Block Drug Imports
April 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America or PhRMA, the powerful lobbying group that includes Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Bayer. The nonprofit called the Partnership for Safe Medicines has recently emerged as a leading voice against Senate bills…

Parks 'to Be Run By Charities' Under Plans Backed By the National Trust
April 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

Parks will be removed from the control of councils and run by charities under plans backed by the National Trust to stop them closing and falling into disrepair. Earlier this year MPs warned that parks risked returning to the neglect of the Eighties and Nineties because of budget cuts, with many facing the threat of…

The Government Should Hear More From the Nonprofit Sector
April 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

Everyone’s heard plenty about the federal government lately, but maybe the government should hear more from the nonprofit sector? At least, that’s what a new study from Independent Sector, “United for Charity: How Americans Trust and Value the Charitable Sector,” suggests...

Resilience and Response in Times of Change
April 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

It’s no secret that the social sector has been part of the front line conversation and action under the new administration. Nonprofit women leaders came together to lead the Women’s March in January; Make the Road, New York Immigration Coalition and The Arab American Association of New York organized protests against executive orders targeting immigrants at New York City airports...

Environmental Groups Are Challenging the Administration About Keystone XL
April 3, 2017 at 10:06 pm

On Mar. 24, the Trump Administration issued a presidential permit to TransCanada to operate and construct Keystone XL, a 1,179-mile pipeline carrying up to 830,000 gallons of oil each day from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Neb., which reverses the Obama administration’s block on this project...

Budget Blueprint: Will It ‘Make America Great Again’?
March 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

President Donald J. Trump released his preliminary budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The $1.1 trillion budget blueprint has many nonprofit organizations in a slight panic, wondering what they’re going to do...

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?
March 28, 2017 at 8:42 am

President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at public schools and make fewer grants available to college students. Community block grants that provide disaster relief, aid neighborhoods affected by foreclosure and help rural communities access water, sewer systems and safe housing would be…

Legal Potpourri: 6 Questions (and Answers) for Your Nonprofit
March 28, 2017 at 8:29 am

We take a moment to explore the many legal questions nonprofit organizations face on a daily basis. Just as nonprofits themselves are diverse and cover many topics, so too are the legal issues they face—employment law, tax questions and queries straight out of Business Law 101...

Jacob Harold’s State of the Sector: The GuideStar Chief Talks Election
March 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

Seeing some of the conversation in the media, to me, reflected a lot of common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the role nonprofits play in our society. And so we did a piece of analysis to kind of take advantage of all this attention and hope we could provide some education, and to show, for example, some of the differences between the two institutions...