Council of Nonprofits in the News

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House Passes Philanthropy Bill That’s DOA In The Senate

The next step would be for the bill to go to the U.S. Senate, but the senate leaders have said it will not take up the bill. Instead, the senate will focus on comprehensive tax reform, according to David L.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, America Gives More Act
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Facebook Organic Reach Decline Called Catastrophic For Nonprofits As News Feed Visibility Vanishes

“We’ve heard quite a bit about it,” said Rick Cohen, a spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Social Media, Fundraising
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Aument's bill giving lawmakers power to decide tax-exempt status gets a hearing

David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, testified that the heart of the debate has more to do with financially-distressed municipalities facing shrinking revenues than it does with who gets tax-...

Tags: Property Taxes, Pennsylvania
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Budget Plan Addresses Tax Treatment of Sports Events, Facilities

In what has become an annual event, Obama for the seventh time has proposed reducing the value of the deduction for charitable contributions, and the charitable community is again voicing displeasure.

Tags: Federal Budget
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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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