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There’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing hiding in the GOP tax bill

Buried deep in the back of the proposed 429-page tax bill (on page 427, to be precise) is a treacherous scheme to misuse houses of worship as tools for political campaigns that would further divide our country and harm faith communities. 

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Johnson Amendment, Tax Reform, Nonpartisanship
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A very unhappy 100th birthday for the charitable deduction

This month marks the 100th birthday of the federal tax deduction for charitable giving. That anniversary should be a day of celebration for all that this incentive to give has done for the American people.

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Charitable Giving Incentive, Charitable Deduction, Tax Reform
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Congress, defend the common law and common sense of nonpartisanship

What could possibly go wrong if our country’s more than 1.5 million charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations were authorized to engage in partisan electioneering?

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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Nonprofits Win Key Victory in Overhead Battles With Government

Rather than focusing on what Congress will (or won’t) do in the new year, foundations and other nonprofits would do well to take a close look at a little-noticed overhaul of federal grant-making rules—in the works for three years and that took...

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Overhead, Indirect Costs, OwnYourOwnCosts
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Time for Cooler Heads and Warmer Hearts

Just when Congress was on the verge of a bipartisan and bicameral agreement to do something positive for people who are hungry and in need of assistance in local communities across America, the White House issued a statement saying that President...

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives
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Using Data to Drive Solutions to Government-Nonprofit Contracting Challenges (Part 2)

Faced with overwhelming data from NFF and others that government-nonprofit contracting systems are creating costly and unnecessary challenges throughout the country, a number of ...

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform
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Bringing Data to the Government-Nonprofit Contracting Debate (Part 1)

Despite what we’d like to think, things aren’t getting much better for the nonprofit sector.

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform
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What is the biggest threat to nonprofit missions that no one is talking about?

This question is quite timely, given increasing community needs.

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, PILOTs, Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform
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Nonprofits' Work to Prevent Bad Acts Is Never Done

Nonprofit leaders know that even one dollar diverted from a nonprofit's mission is too much.

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Accountability
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Nonprofits Must Respond Swiftly to Critical News Stories

For the second time in recent months, a major newspaper has overreached to give all nonprofits a black eye by publishing an article essentially questioning the integrity of nonprofits that have been victimized by fraud or unfortunate...

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Transparency

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