Pennsylvania

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Nonprofits call on state leaders to 'pass a budget' today

Anne Gingerich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, said passing a stopgap budget at this time is no longer acceptable.

Tags: Pennsylvania, State Budget
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Pennsylvania's nonprofits flounder, budget impasse continues

“Nonprofits are laying off or furloughing staff, reducing hours of service, creating waiting lists and reducing staff benefits -- many are spending down their reserves, drawing on lines of credit and seeking bridge loans,” said Anne Gingerich,...

Tags: Pennsylvania, Budgets, State Budget
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Keeping charity close to home: Lancaster Locals 4 Locals aims to assist local nonprofits

Anne Gingerich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, suspects that the concept of keeping charity local will appeal to Lancaster residents.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Impact
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GOP-led Pa. Senate likely to OK budget based on changes opposed by Wolf

The impasse hit human services organizations with tight budgets the hardest, said Tish Mogan of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Tags: State Budget, Pennsylvania
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Lawmakers debate over who should decide nonprofit status

But some nonprofits say the current rules aren’t consistent. Courts can rule one organization meets the requirements for nonprofit status, while ruling a similar organization in a different municipality does not meet the requirements.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Tax Exemption
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Green energy group to target small nonprofits

Tish Mogan, standards for excellence director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, said a number of aspects could discourage an executive director or board of directors from investing in an efficiency retrofit.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Environment
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Nonprofit tax break proposal in Pennsylvania divisive

The uncertainty stems from what the amendment would not do. It would not change the definitions of purely public charities, nor the criteria set by the Legislature through the Institutions of Purely Public Charities Act 55 of 1997.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Property Taxes
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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

Erie YMCA Tax Exemption Challenged

The Warren County YMCA in Erie, PA may lose its tax exempt status unless it can prove that the...

Tags: Taxes-Fees-PILOTs, Pennsylvania

New State Offices for Faith-Based Nonprofits

New York Governor Cuomo announced the creation of a new State unit, the Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. The Office is to...

Tags: New York, Pennsylvania, Faith-Based Offices

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