Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Taxing nonprofits ‘neither feasible nor desirable’

Many nonprofits provide needed community services that the government does not. Shelters for those seeking to escape domestic violence provide a safe place to go.

Tags: Maine, Property Taxes
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Nonprofits worry about impact of Norfolk Southern job losses

Rick Cohen, a spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits, said it is difficult to predict how regional nonprofits might ultimately be impacted by the relocation of 500 Norfolk Southern workers.

Tags: Virginia
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5 Policy Moves to Watch in 2015

Sparks may fly over a new federal mandate that requires states and localities passing federal grants through to nonprofits to pay part of the "indirect," or administrative, costs that charities incur when they implement programs or provide...

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance
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The Word for Today is “Overhead”: OMB Uniform Guidance Takes Effect

The OMB Uniform Guidance, the new rules for nonprofits that...

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Overhead, Indirect Costs, Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform
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New Laws for Nonprofits in 2015 You Should Know About

Indirect costs of nonprofits are now required to be reimbursed. This new rule on costs reimbursement of nonprofits is a major victory for people who rely on nonprofits and for those who lead them.

Tags: Indirect Costs, OMB Uniform Guidance
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Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign nearly $400,000 short of its goal

The last-minute push to fill red buckets happens as fewer people make in-person donations nationally and more give online, said Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Giving
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Nonprofit sector grows into powerful national player

The data can help drive decisions on where to invest public and private dollars, highlight regulatory needs and provide pertinent information for specific legislation — such as estimating how high the federal price tag could soar by making...

Tags: Pennsylvania, Employment
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With funding still tight, Fox Valley leaders say it’s a challenging time to run a nonprofit

Rick Cohen, the director of communications and operations for the Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Nonprofits, which advocates for nonprofits, says not to fall into the trap of writing off a nonprofit because of how much it spends on...

Tags: OwnYourOwnCosts, Overhead, Administrative Costs, Giving
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Investing in You: Research, document, track charitable deductions

The IRA charitable rollover, which is up for renewal by Congress, allows individual taxpayers older than 70½ years to donate up to $100,000 from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to charitable nonprofits without having to...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, Giving
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Nonprofits Hold Out Hope for Tax Bill Despite Setbacks

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said a deal that extends the benefits for the current tax year on the full slate of extenders is "useless" to his organization’s members.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives

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