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Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors' Social Security numbers

“This is a huge issue for nonprofits -- and the American public,” said Tim Delaney, CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, which opposes the rule.

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Tags: IRS. Gift Substantiation
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Facebook aims to boost charities with improved 'Donate' button and new tools

"Nonprofits want to engage their audience on Facebook but have had consistent issues with doing that with some of the ways that the algorithms have worked in terms of displaying information on people's News Feed," said Rick Cohen, director of...

Tags: Social Media, Facebook, Online Giving, Fundraising
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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Votes to Adopt the OMB Uniform Guidelines to Pay Nonprofits Full-Cost Reimbursement

“Working together, governments and nonprofits are able to address needs in our society that they can’t tackle alone,” said Jan Masaoka, the CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits.

Tags: California, OMB Uniform Guidance, Full Costs
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Los Angeles OKs Paying Full Cost Of Contracted Services

In a first-in-the-nation move, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to develop new guidelines regarding reimbursement of administrative costs to nonprofits that are contracted to deliver services on behalf of...

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Full Costs, California
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Bob Smucker Dies: A Founding Father of Nonprofit Advocacy

Smucker was among the founders of CLPI in 1988. The organization’s program content and materials was folded into the National Council of Nonprofits in 2012.

Tags: Advocacy
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Proposed payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program spurs debate among Northampton nonprofits

One way of addressing this reduced tax base, some communities have found, is through such PILOT programs.

Tags: PILOTs, Massachusetts
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The OMB Uniform Guidance: What It Is and Why It Matters to Counties and Nonprofits

Historic grants reforms published by the federal government in late 2014 are now the law of the land. The reforms apply to federal grant funds that flow to states, counties, cities and nonprofits throughout the U.S.

Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, Single Audit, OMB Circulars
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In Case of Federal Shutdown, Many Charities Hope Pain Will Be Short-Term

Because federal grants are issued throughout the year, rather than on the start of the federal fiscal year, the immediate impact of a federal shutdown is likely to be muted, according to David Thompson, vice president for public policy at the...

Tags: Government Shutdown, Federal Budget
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Council weighing proposal to stop funding community grant program

The appearance of favoritism doesn't bode well for nonprofits either, said David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits.

Any attempt to make the process transparent is welcomed.

Tags: Maryland
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9 Ways to Approach Congressional Staffers to Get Your Issue Heard

Committee staffers are specialists by nature, whereas staffers in members’ offices tend to be generalists.

Tags: Advocacy

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