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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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Will the Real Directors Please Stand Up

December 22, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Board, Director Duties, News, Nonprofits

There is a lot of confusion among nonprofits with regard to ex officio directors. Who are they and how are they different from other directors? The term ex officio comes from Latin and means “from the office.” Thus, an ex officio director is a member of the board because he or she holds a specific …

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Congressional Watchdog Releases IRS Report Card

December 18, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Congressional ax, IRS, News, Nonprofits

How are the recent congressional budget cuts affecting the IRS’s exempt organizations division? With growing concern about the effectiveness of IRS oversight of exempt organizations, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent, non-partisan congressional watchdog, was asked to prepare a report to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs about the division’s …

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Former Executive Director Embezzles $900K from Charity

December 16, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Board, Director Duties, News, Nonprofits

The former Executive Director of We Stay-Nos Quedamos, a South Bronx housing and social services nonprofit, recently pleaded guilty to diverting nearly $900,000 from the organization. How did she do it? According to the New York Attorney General’s office, Yolanda Gonzalez paid her personal expenses, such as payments on her new car and trips to …

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