Council of Nonprofits in the News

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...

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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

Six Changes for Nonprofits as Results of the Affordable Care Act

A possible victory for the nonprofit sector occurred when nonprofit advocates, led significantly by the National Council of Nonprofits, reminded the White House that its proposed small employer health insurance credit—a tax credit against...

Tags: Affordable Care Act

Weaving the Threads of Public Policy and Philanthropy

What was the most compelling message we heard while in D.C.?

Tags: Philanthropy

Camp's proposed deduction floor troubles charities

But some observers predict that the impact on the deduction and on charitable giving would be significant. David L.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, Deduction

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