Politics

Political Fundraising Is Ripe for Peer to Peer
June 6, 2019 at 12:04 pm

I (Otis) grew up in a political family. When I was young, my father was a four-term county attorney, so a good portion of every election year was spent campaigning. As a result, politics-watching has been a sport for me my entire life...

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...

CBC Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Government Grants
March 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group's most recent tax filings. The CBC Foundation, a nonprofit that is separate from the Congressional Black Caucus, carries a mission of advancing "the global…

Religious Groups Reject Revised Trump ‘Muslim Ban’
March 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Multiple religious groups reacted with outrage at the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, calling the new directive discriminatory. President Donald Trump’s new executive order makes several changes from the original issued in January that brought court challenges and protests at airports. The new order issued continues to ban travel from several Muslim-majority countries, but it…

Pakistan-Based Terror Groups Fund Terrorism in India Through Charities
March 10, 2017 at 8:49 am

Pakistan-based terror groups finance terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir by generating millions in donations through their charity organizations, a National Investigation Agency officer said. Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), a charity run by terror outfits Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and Al Rehmat Trust, backed by another terrorist group Jaish-e- Mohammed (JeM), have been supporting terrorists and funding terrorism…

GOP Senate Nonprofit Launches Obamacare Repeal Radio Ads
March 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

A major Republican nonprofit is rolling out radio ads in 10 states, pressuring senators to support the repeal and replacement of Obamacare just as a bill starts working its way through the House of Representatives. One Nation, which is controlled by allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is airing the ads as the second…

Obama to Receive JFK Foundation's 'Profile in Courage' Award
March 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 "Profile in Courage" award honoree by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The foundation said Thursday it is recognizing Obama for "expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change." The award, created…

Israel Denies a Work Visa to Human Rights Watch Researcher
February 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

The Israeli government has denied a work visa for an investigator for Human Rights Watch, a prominent advocacy organization, accusing the group of engaging in “Palestinian propaganda.” Human Rights Watch, which has worked in Israel for three decades, denied the accusation, calling the visa rejection “part of a pattern” of actions by the right-wing government…

Association of Fundraising Professionals Weighs in on Johnson Amendment Repeal
February 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump publicly announced that he intends on repealing the Johnson Amendment. Last week, we published an article about our thoughts on the Johnson Amendment and how its repeal could affect nonprofit organizations. Slowly nonprofits are voicing opinions about what this could mean for the nonprofit sector...