Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/14/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
2d ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Nonprofit Champion | April 8, 2024 (National Council of Nonprofits) Last week, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its major rewrite of the Uniform Guidance, the set of common rules governing most federal grantmaking to charitable nonprofits, state, local, and Tribal governments, and others. The reforms correct longstanding challenges in the government grants process that have limited no ..read more
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Final Regulations: Charitable Fundraising Platforms and Platform Charities
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
1w ago
On March 24, 2024, California approved final regulations governing charitable fundraising platforms and platform charities. These regulations implement Assembly Bill No. 488 (AB 488), an act that generally went into effect on January 1, 2023. The act requires certain entities to register with and to file registration forms, reports, and other specified items with the Attorney General’s Registry of Charities and Fundraisers. In addition, the act prohibits specified acts and practices in the planning, conduct, or execution of any solicitation or charitable sales promotion including misrepresenti ..read more
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Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/7/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
1w ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: How José Andrés and His Corps of Cooks Became Leaders in Disaster Aid (Kim Severson, NY Times) The Coming Attacks on Nonprofits (Rachel Kleinfeld, Chronicle of Philanthropy) Philanthropy’s New Voice: Building Trust With Deeper Stories and Clear Language (Council on Foundations) Nonprofits Can Mobilize Voters…And Should (Isaiah Thompson, Nonprofit Quarterly) Group Lays Groundwork to Test Tax Code Political Donation L ..read more
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Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 3/31/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
2w ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Should We Put Out a Statement? (Seth Chalmer, Stanford Social Innovation Review) Unlocking the impact of funding on nonprofit advocacy (Mirae Kim, Heather MacIndoe, and Lewis Faulk, Independent Sector) The Cost of Going Green for Nonprofits (Alison Stine, Nonprofit Quarterly) Trump-Era Tax Cuts Contributed to a Decline in Higher Ed Giving (Jin Lee, Chronicle of Philanthropy) SAFE SPACE Challenges Constitutionality o ..read more
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Upswell 2023: Decline of Nonprofit Advocacy & Public Engagement
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
2w ago
Independent Sector commissioned research to fill a 20-year gap in data around nonprofit advocacy and civic engagement (i.e., nonpartisan voter engagement) activities through a nationally representative quantitative survey and complementary qualitative interviews of nonprofit institutions. The research, was presented in a workshop at Upswell 2023. Workshop/Report Highlights 20+ year data gap on nonprofit institutions advocacy Only 31% of nonprofits report engaging in advocacy or lobbying over the last five years, which is less than half of the percentage of nonpro ..read more
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Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 3/24/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
3w ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: What happens when an AG dares to investigate Leonard Leo’s network (Heidi Przybla, Politico) [Ed. I have a quoted belief on the matter here.] Cross-Sector Initiatives Should Start Small (Vanessa Laird, Kathy Quick & J. Myles Shaver, Stanford Social Innovation Review) How Much of Foundations’ Money Is in Impact Investments? Just 5% Is Common, Says Report (Michael Kavate, Inside Philanthropy) Health-Care Access Ma ..read more
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Fiscal Sponsorship & Proposed DAF Regs?
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
3w ago
A donor advised fund (“DAF”) is generally defined in Section 4966(d)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code as a fund or account that is separately identified by reference to contributions of a donor or donors, that is owned and controlled by a sponsoring organization, and with respect to which a donor (or any person appointed or designated by the donor, namely, a donor-advisor) has, or reasonably expects to have, advisory privileges with respect to the distribution or investment of amounts held in the fund or account by reason of the donor’s status as a donor. On November 13, 2023, the Internal ..read more
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Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 3/17/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
1M ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: The Connection (AFJ Bolder Advocacy) [Ed. The 5th edition of this incredibly valuable resource was recdently published, providing guidance to nonprofit advocates seeking to maximize their impact by creating and operating 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and political organizations.] Hackney: Keep Charitable Oversight In The IRS (Philip Hackney, Working Paper No. 2024-05, 15 Colum. J. Tax L. (forthcoming 2024)) Proposed DAF R ..read more
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Nonprofit Radio: Election Year Issues 2024
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
1M ago
I recently spoke with Tony Martignetti, host of Nonprofit Radio, about election year issues for charities in 2024. You can join the 13,000 weekly listeners and catch the Nonprofit Radio podcast here. Tony and I have previously spoken about election year advocacy for charities. It’s important at the outset to note that this post focuses on the laws for public charities and not for private foundations, which have more detailed and strict rules to follow. Advocacy is a critical part of every charity’s work. Charities advocate in furtherance of their mission to donors, funders, and the genera ..read more
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Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 3/10/24
Nonprofit Law Blog
by Gene Takagi
1M ago
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Running the Advocacy Race: Bolder Advocacy’s Top Resources for an Impactful 2024 Election Season (Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort, Alliance for Justice) The California Endowment Will Plow Its Entire $4 Billion Into Mission Investments (Alicia McElhaney, Institutinoal Investor) 10 Legal Issues for Nonprofit and Association Leadership in 2024 (ArentFox Schiff, JD Supra Building Community Governance for AI (Lina Srivastava ..read more
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