Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Year-end charitable giving tips

Scammers prey on do-gooders this time of year. Be leery of any calls or emails you get from an organization with a name that sounds familiar, but isn’t quite what you recognize.

Tags: Giving
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IRS Offers Safe Harbor For Nonprofit Parking Benefits

Meanwhile, the National Council of Nonprofits in late November urged members of Congress to repeal ...

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform
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Kevin Brady Drops Extenders, Adds Health Care Tax Rollbacks

“This package looks familiar because it delivers bipartisan relief from some of the Affordable Care Act’s most egregious taxes,” Brady told reporters. He called the new package “95 percent bipartisan."

Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship, Tax Reform
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Feds Try To Explain, Mitigate Parking UBIT

It’s not all good news.

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform
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Treasury tries to minimize impact of new tax on churches, other nonprofits

But the move didn't satisfy a major nonprofit association, which said repealing the tax is "the only reasonable response."

Tags: Tax Reform, Transportation Benefits, UBIT
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IRS issues guidance aimed at limiting impact of tax on nonprofits' parking expenses

David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy of the National Council of Nonprofits, was critical of the IRS’s notice and said that it demonstrates that the tax on nonprofits’ expenses for transportation benefits needs to be repealed.

Tags: Tax Reform, Transportation Benefits, UBIT
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IRS gives tax guidance on parking expenses to nonprofits

Nonprofits were not overly impressed with the new guidance and are hoping for a full repeal of the provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform
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'The invisible backbone of communities'

Besides meeting critical needs, local nonprofits soothe our souls with dance, music, theatrical productions, visual art and botanical gardens.

Tags: Kentucky, Nonprofit Impact
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Holiday season invites charity scams in Las Vegas

There is no data available on the number of fraudulent nonprofit organizations at work, but they’re likely to increase their activity around this time of the year, said Rick Cohen, chief communications officer for the...

Tags: Giving, Fraud
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Does crowdfunding skew liberal? ‘Times Up’ is the No. 1 GoFundMe campaign for 2018

“It’s primarily a matter of timing,” said David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations.

Tags: Crowdfunding, Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

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