Posts Tagged: non-profits

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 …


The Non-Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

Much brouhaha has been made over President Trump’s May 4 Executive Order claiming to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 law that bars 501(c)(3) organizations from supporting or opposing candidates for public office. As with much in politics, this is truly much ado about nothing. The Executive Order may serve …


Form 990 Filing Site Hacked

Form 990 Filing just got more complicated. The online service where 990s are filed electronically has recently been hacked. The Urban Institute, which operates the online filing site for the annual returns nonprofits must file, announced that it “recently discovered that an unauthorized party or parties have gained access to the Form 990 Online and …


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) …


Nonprofit Registries Increases Streamlined Giving

September 19, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Fundraising, News

Have you ever bought a gift off a registry for a friend’s wedding or baby shower? Well, nonprofits are getting in on the registry approach, making it easier for donors to give organizations what they really need. Through’s Wish List, donors can find and select items, such as software or medicine, that nonprofit organizations …


Free Grantwriting for Nonprofits!

September 11, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Grantmaking, News

Each year, a grantsmanship course is offered at USC’s School of Policy, Planning & Development. The central focus of the course is writing a grant proposal for a real nonprofit organization. This is where your organization comes in. Many of the course’s students need to find nonprofit organizations to help! The course is especially well-suited …