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Michigan Supreme Court denies City of Dexter appeal of Wellness Center’s tax exemption

“Today’s decision and the previous ones by the COA and the Supreme Court in the Baruch case, demonstrate that Michigan courts understand the societal value that charitable nonprofits bring to their communities and the state,” says Joan Bowman,...

Tags: Michigan, Tax Exemption
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Despite record giving in 2017, Michigan’s nonprofit leaders remain concerned

“That’s not necessarily the report that we’ve heard,” said Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. “I’d really like to dig a little bit deeper to see how Michigan fared.”

Tags: Michigan, Charitable Giving
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To defend against ‘dark money,’ keep the Johnson Amendment

If the long-standing Johnson Amendment is repealed or weakened, there can be no doubt that savvy political donors would begin to misuse the nonprofit sector by making contributions to houses of worship and their auxiliaries for partisan political...

Tags: Washington, Johnson Amendment, Nonpartisanship
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There’s a Lot at Stake for Michigan in the Upcoming Census

He says language barriers and confusion about the purpose of the census make it difficult to fully count immigrant communities.

Tags: Census, Michigan
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The government expands access to student loan forgiveness—just read the fine print

That’s what motivated Dragonetti, who is the membership and marketing manager at the California Association of Nonprofits in San Francisco.

Tags: Loan Forgiveness, California, Student Loans, Student Loan Debt
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Nonprofit mapping tool enables collaboration for collective impact in Delaware

Sheila Bravo, president and CEO of DANA, said, “The purpose of Share Delaware is to drive sustainable impact within the nonprofit sector.

Tags: Delaware, Data, Nonprofit Impact
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California lags other high-tax states on state and local deduction workaround

But the plan also could increase contributions if a person who previously gave $200 now gives $10,000 to get a tax credit. In this case the charity would be ahead by $800.

Tags: California, SALT, State and Local Taxes, Tax Reform
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Reality Check: Alaska profits from nonprofits

For example, we all know oil and gas drives Alaska, but do you know what our second biggest economic driver is? Turns out it's Alaska's nonprofits.

Tags: Alaska, Economic Impact
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Delaware budget battle: What to do with extra $350 million in revenue

Those comments are music to the ears of Sheila Bravo, CEO of the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement.

Tags: Delaware, Tax Reform, State Budget
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A not so charitable situation for Baton Rouge area nonprofits

The nonprofit sector is an important one for the state.

Tags: Louisiana, Charitable Giving, Tax Reform

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