Trump Foundation Forced to Stop Soliciting Donations in New York
October 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm

New York Attorney General's Office ordered the Donald J. Trump Foundation to immediately stop soliciting donations in the state last week after it determined the charity was not registered in accordance to state law. The foundation has until Oct. 15 to comply and submit necessary paperwork for 2016 and any other years it was noncompliant, according to the letter from the Office of the Attorney General, dated Sept. 30...

Report: Brexit Could Put Lives of Vulnerable at Risk Due to Less Charity Funding
October 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Efforts to protect millions of people fleeing violence and rights abuses could be jeopardized if Britain's exit from the European Union triggers a decline in funding for charities, a move many expect, a report on Wednesday showed. More than three months after Britons voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's government has…

How Philanthropy Can Help Bridge America’s Political Divide
October 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

The airwaves and websites are full of questions and predictions about the U.S. election. Will Hillary Clinton win in a landslide? Can Donald Trump find a path to the presidency? Will the Republicans hold the Senate? Can Democrats gain seats in the House? Can we have any faith in the polls in this remarkably unpredictable…

Is This the End of the Sunlight Foundation?
September 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

You’d think the Sunlight Foundation would be raring for a fight. Since its inception, in January 2006, the nonprofit has advocated for a new, digitally savvy vision of open government. It has pushed for campaign-finance reform and defended the Freedom of Information Act. It’s made services like Politiwoops, which collects and preserves tweets after politicians…

No Debate: Businesses Support Trump, Nonprofits Support Clinton (And It's Not Close)
September 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

Who won last night's debate? Many say Hillary Clinton. Some say Donald Trump. There's no debate, though, that the nonprofit sector largely supports Clinton. A new study from NAPCO Media Research surveyed executives across four industries to determine where each sector's political loyalties lie. There were some surprises...

Make American Business Great Again: Corporate Leaders Choose Trump Over Clinton
September 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Who won last night’s debate? Many say Hillary Clinton. Some say Donald Trump. We say Rosie O’Donnell, whose response to Trump’s insults was downright poetic. There’s no debate, though, that the nonprofit sector largely supports Clinton. A new study from NAPCO Media Research (NAPCO Media is the parent company of NonProfit PRO), “Make American Business […]

Pro-Trump Super PAC Mistakenly Publishes Private Donor Information
September 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

A controversial pro-Donald Trump super PAC mistakenly released the personal email addresses and cellphone numbers of hundreds of Trump-loving donors—and some of them are livid. The email and phone number disclosure came as part a routine campaign finance filing Great America PAC made Tuesday night to the Federal Election Commission. A Center for Public Integrity…

Gun Raffles, Beer Pong and the Great Pumpkin: Why You Need a Gift Acceptance Policy
September 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Anyone who has worked as a fundraiser or the executive director of a 501(c)(3) organization knows it is, for the most part, smart to keep your political opinions to yourself in the nonprofit realm as well. There are a number of reasons for this; at the risk of oversimplification, I’ll boil it down to the benefit of neutrality...

Bernie Sanders Launches Nonprofit, Staffers Immediately Resign
August 26, 2016 at 10:53 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to assure his supporters that his bid for president—and the ensuing shake up and movement within the Democratic party—was not for naught. On Wednesday, the Vermont senator announced the creation of Our Revolution, a 501(c)(4) political organization, The New York Times reported. But things haven’t exactly gotten off to a smooth start...

Once Again, the Media Gets It Wrong on the Clinton Foundation
August 25, 2016 at 10:12 am

Since Hillary Clinton began her career as a politician in 2000, she and the outside groups that support her have raised nearly $750 million in the course of her two runs for the U.S. Senate and two bids for the presidency. About a fifth of that money came from the finance, insurance and real estate…