Posts Categorized: News

Protecting the Public from Charity 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 lfnpdev 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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Telephone Townhall for Nonprofit Organizations

January 14, 2015 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Director Duties, News, Nonprofits, Taxes

Do you have questions about the sales and use taxes that affect nonprofits organizations? Here is your chance to ask your questions directly to the California Board of Equalization. On February 19, 2015 at 10AM, California Board of Equalization member George Runner and the California Association of Nonprofits are hosting a live telephone townhall titled …

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Biggest Donations of 2014 Announced

January 9, 2015 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Donations, News, Nonprofits

While the two biggest charitable donations in 2014 came from men over 80, the top 10 biggest donors reinforced young technology wealth as an important player in philanthropy. The list includes large donations from Nicholas Woodman, the founders of GoPro camera company, and his wife, and Larry Page, a co-founder of Google. The top donation …

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