Council of Nonprofits in the News

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Charities’ share of donations on the rise

Rick Cohen, chief operating officer for the National Council of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C., said there are a couple of things in play here.

Tags: Charitable Giving
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Congress moves to repeal “parking tax”

The unrelated business income tax was imposed on a variety of fringe benefits such as free parking, subsidized transit passes, and use of on-premises athletic facilities.  The taxes were immediately unpopular, in part because they applied to...

Tags: Transportation Benefits Tax, UBIT, Tax Reform
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Lawmakers strike agreement on last-minute tax package

At the same time, the legislation would rescind a controversial tax included in the 2017 tax law on fringe benefits churches and...

Tags: Transportation Tax, UBIT, Tax Reform, Transportation Benefits
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Transportation Benefits Tax Axed From House Bill

“Justice delayed is still justice,” said David Thompson, vice president of public policy for the National Council of Nonprofits in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform, Transportation Tax
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Nonprofits and Foundations Poised to Score Victories in Tax Legislation

The "parking tax," as the provision was called, was bitterly opposed by a wide swath of nonprofit and advocacy organizations.

Tags: Transportation Benefits, UBIT, Tax Reform
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Digging Into That 990

Public comments on the new rule took both sides.

Tags: Donor Disclosure, Form 990, Schedule B
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Sale of .Org Registry Raises Alarm Among Nonprofits

Expressing his concerns about the sale, Rick Cohen, Chief Communications Officer/Chief Operating Officer at the National Council of Nonprofits, said, “The entire process has not been transparent and it seems that everyone except for the...

Tags: .org Domains, Domain Registration
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Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you

That’s a missed opportunity, says Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits. “Every dollar counts for many of the small and mid-size nonprofits,” Cohen told MarketWatch.

Tags: Corporate Giving, Philanthropy
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As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance orgs fall back into familiar pattern: Silence

As silence reigns in the companies that will decide the future of .org, its opponents have grown louder.

Tags: .org Domains, Domain Names
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.Org Websites Face Uncertain Future

The dot-org (.org) domain registry is set to be acquired by private equity firm...

Tags: Internet, Domain Names, .org Domains

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