Posts Categorized: News

Click a Button, Find a Grant, Now a Reality

Your wish came true! In a recent blog post, we told you about a bill passed by the California legislature that would allow nonprofits to click a button to find all state grants for which it may be eligible. As we and others suggested, thousands of Californians contacted Governor Brown and signed petitions to ask …

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Click a Button, Find a Grant

Do you ever wish your nonprofit could click “google” to locate government grant opportunities? That wish may come true in California. Finding government grant opportunities is a frustrating process, especially for nonprofits that have limited resources. In part, this is because there is no centralized location that lists all state grants. Thus, a nonprofit seeking grants …

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Protecting the Public from Charity Scams

July 11, 2017 Posted by Laura Antonelli in Conflict of Interest, Donations, News, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Scams

Beware of charity scams. Do your homework before donating. Those are the warnings issued to the public by CNBC in a recent report about fraudulent nonprofits. The CNBC report focused on an unprecedented enforcement action in 2015. The Federal Trade Commission, along with all 50 states and other law enforcement authorities, filed a complaint against …

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California’s Crackdown on Nonprofits

May 30, 2017 Posted by Laura Antonelli in News, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Uncategorized

Nonprofits should take note that there is a new sheriff in town. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is cracking down on nonprofits that are breaking the law. Becerra’s public statements indicate that he will bring stronger enforcement against charities. So far, he has. Since Becerra became Attorney General, the State of California has initiated litigation …

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IRS Targets Nonprofit Self-Declarers

It’s official. IRS targeting of nonprofit self-declarers will begin this year. Most organizations that qualify for federal tax-exemption other than non-church 501(c)(3) charities do not need to apply for tax-exemption. Whereas may do, they can simply self-declare that they are tax-exempt. When such nonprofit organizations complete their Forms 990 they need only identify their 501(c) …

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For-Profit College Converts to 501(c)(3)

January 16, 2015 Posted by Jessica Shofler in News, Nonprofits

In recent years we’ve converted a university and other 501(c)(3)s into for-profit corporations. But is the trend now reversing? Last year, the Law Firm for Non-Profits helped a for-profit private school become a nonprofit. And at the beginning of 2015, Herzing University, one of Wisconsin’s oldest and largest for-profit career colleges, was converted to 501(c)(3) …

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