Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Charity Inc.: Nonprofit exemptions

With a historic election days away, I would be remiss not to dedicate a column to a perplexing trend affecting nonprofits.

Tags: Oklahoma, Budgets
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Property tax debate: What is a charity?

Over the past two years, the Michigan Nonprofit Association has heard from many of its members that their tax-exempt status has been challenged, said President and CEO Donna Murray-Brown...

Tags: Property Taxes, Michigan
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Wealthy King County donors bankroll Olympia ballot proposal

But the Olympia initiative is not a partisan candidate. David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, confirmed the legal distinction that allows nonprofit groups to support ballot initiatives.

Tags: Washington, Ballot Initiative
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Nonprofits Brace for New Overtime Rules

With the new rules slated to go into effect December 1, nonprofits are scrambling to figure out how to comply.

Tags: Overtime
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Short on Cash, Cities and States Consider Taxing Nonprofits

David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, chalks up the growing movement in Connecticut and other parts of the country to tax nonprofits to tight city and state budgets.

Tags: Massachusetts, PILOTs
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Ability To Deliver Services Is At Stake

Nonprofits can and should help people in their communities exercise the right to vote. We must educate ourselves and proactively pursue nonpartisan ways to promote voting and engage candidates.

Tags: Voting
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Study Finds Finance Departments Have It Tough

In light of these findings, I reached out to Rick Cohen, director of communications and operations at the National Council of Nonprofits, and asked him to share some of his thoughts on how finance departments can mitigate the stress and anxiety...

Tags: Finance
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The 10 highest-paid nonprofit executives in New Orleans: How much they make and why

Take a food bank, for example. If the goal is to end hunger, should an executive director be judged on the number of meals the organization serves? Or is it better for business when demand is low?

Tags: Louisiana, Executive Compensation
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New overtime rules mean changes for nonprofits and their employees

David Thompson with the National Council of Nonprofits said it doesn’t take much analysis to see this new law will put nonprofits across the country in hard place.

Tags: Overtime
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Grand Forks nonprofits brace for new overtime rule

The National Council of Nonprofits study said organizations that rely on government grants and contracts may be "between a rock and a hard place" because they will have to deal with added costs that weren't known at the time the contracts were...

Tags: Overtime, North Dakota

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