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Live From AICPA: IRS Readying Shorter Application Form

A shorter version of Form 1023, the application for tax-exemption, was released earlier this year, with a public comment period during the spring.

Tags: 1023-EZ, Tax Exemption

How Philanthropy Is Changing the Culture on Full Cost Funding

Breaking the nonprofit starvation cycle is not easy, but exciting progress keeps happening. To keep that momentum going, a great deal of culture change is needed.

Tags: Overhead, OwnYourOwnCosts

Is the 1023-EZ a Step Backward for Regulators and Nonprofits?

Tim Delaney, President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, objects to the Form 1023-EZ in its present form.

Tags: 1023-EZ

Government Doesn’t Pay

“Government-nonprofit contracting problems first documented in the Urban Institute’s 2010 landmark study were not an anomaly of the Great Recession,” according to the National Council of Nonprofits, which recently released its own data proposing...

Tags: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform

Nonprofits concerned, confused over Anne Arundel grant rule

David L. Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, called the three-year stipulation unusual, particularly if the group provides services the government does not.

Tags: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform

Reboot: IRS Revising Political Activity Rules

The IRS typically holds a regulatory public hearing before revising regulations, according to David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: IRS, Political Activity

Critics Say New Short Form for Tax-Exempt Status Will Draw 'Cheats'

Critics of the short form, including the National Council of Nonprofits and the National Association of State Charity Officers, say the current long version of the application serves important purposes: It educates applicants about the...

Tags: 1023-EZ

Nonprofits Cite Headaches in Government Contract Work

State governments owed each nonprofit about $200,000 on average, the federal government owed $109,000, and local governments $85,000, the survey found.

Tags: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform

Judge Rejects New York’s Salary, Contract Caps

“We didn’t like the proposal in the first place, because it’s arbitrary limits being placed on nonprofits doing their jobs,” said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Arbitrary Caps

The Giving Guide: 5 Things to Ask Before Donating to a Charity (And 5 Things That Shouldn’t Discourage You)

It’s no wonder that Americans are known as the most generous people in the world...

Tags: Giving, Donating

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