Posts Tagged: grantmaking

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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British Officials Fear Terrorists Hijacking Charities

November 13, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Director Duties, Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

The Charity Commission, a British government watchdog for charities, is formally investigating 86 British aid organizations to determine whether their charitable funds have been hijacked by terrorists in Iraq and Syria to finance military operations. The Commission fears that extremists are smuggling from the aid groups when the groups are distributing donated cash and equipment …

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Off-the-Court Conflicts for the U.S.T.A.

As the U.S. Open got started this week, The New York Times was more interested in conflicts off the court than on it. An examination of the United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A.), the 501(c)(6) national governing body for the sport of tennis, revealed that several of the organization’s current and recent board members have benefitted …

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Google "Impact Challenge" Winners Announced

Google’s Impact Challenge sought to find the nonprofits with the most innovative ideas for making the Bay Area stronger. After 200,000 votes were cast in the 10 days after Google announced its 10 finalists, the four winners will each collect $500,000 from Google to expand or implement new projects. The winners are: Hack the Hood, …

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Choose Grant Recipients Wisely

How carefully does your nonprofit’s board choose grant recipients? If you don’t know, here is a wake-up call. One Fund Boston, the 501(c)(3) established to assist victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, recently approved payment of $480,000 to an individual who is now charged with defrauding the fund. There’s good news for …

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OFAC Violations, You Can Go to Jail this Time

February 17, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Accountability, Board, Director Duties, Grantmaking, News

Remember when we said you won’t go to jail for violating the California Attorney General’s rules on charitable solicitation?  Well, you can go to jail for violating the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). OFAC administers economic sanctions against certain foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers and persons or entities involved with weapons of mass …

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