Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Houston nonprofit Rescued Pets Movement feeling financial strain

The Houston rescue group's story is a familiar one for the nonprofit world, said Rick Cohen, spokesperson for the National Council of Nonprofits.

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How Iconic Charities Like Red Cross and United Way Are Trying to Win Over Millennial Donors

"It's about the evolution of giving," said National Council of Nonprofits communications director Rick Cohen. "In the past, there were a few big brand names for people looking to give.

Tags: Giving
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Nonprofits' Tax-Exemption Battle Moves to the Courts

The Princeton case differs from previous legal challenges in one important way: It was brought by residents. The fee for filing a property tax challenge is typically very low -- less than $100.

Tags: Tax Exemption, New Jersey
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Kermit Washington investigation: Should donors have suspected fraud?

"It's a few bad apples that paint a bad picture," Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of charities, tells the Monitor in a phone interview.

Tags: Transparency
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Nonprofit Reactions to New Overtime Rules Run the Gamut

From the moment the new rule was put forward for public comment in 2015, the nonprofit community has seen them as asking them to make a difficult choice, balancing their mission of helping those in need with the realities of operating. ...

Tags: Overtime
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More Nonprofit Employees Qualify for Overtime Under New Regulation

The potential increase in personnel expenses means that nonprofits with government contracts requiring them to provide services at a set cost may find themselves "between a rock and a hard place," said David L.

Tags: Overtime
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Nearly 2 Dozen Groups Urge Foundations to Spend More to Strengthen Nonprofits

Money for "philanthropy-specific" organizations — for example, grant-maker networks — grew 79 percent (before inflation), compared with just 9 percent for other groups like nonprofit associations or research organizations.

Tags: Infrastructure
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California Charities Pan Philanthropic ‘Warning Label’

“By doing that you are essentially saying that donors should be suspicious of charity,” said Nancy Berlin, policy director for the California Association of Nonprofits headquartered in San...

Tags: California
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Princeton's Neighbors Say to Heck With Freebies -- We Want Cash

Efforts to tax or impose fees on exempt institutions cause only harm, according to the National Council of Nonprofits, a Washington-based lobbying group.

Tags: Payments in Lieu of Taxes, PILOTs
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Making a Difference Through Board Service

Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, said it best: “Nonprofits are on the front lines of finding solutions to community problems, and board members are the right messengers to let policymakers know how decisions...

Tags: Board Service

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