Council of Nonprofits in the News


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

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

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

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

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

Digging Into That 990

Public comments on the new rule took both sides.

Tags: Donor Disclosure, Form 990, Schedule B

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

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

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

.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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