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Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Republican senators clashed with one another and confronted Vice President Pence inside a private luncheon on Thursday, as anger hit a boiling point over the longest government shutdown in history. “This is your fault,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at one point, according to…
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, I’ll be joining a panel of experts in discussing key trends and predictions for 2019. Our focus will be on civil society, discussing emerging developments in philanthropy, technology, data governance, public policy, and more. You can learn more about, and register for, this webinar organized by Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, here. 3 Predictions: I’ll…
The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice (“DOJ”) of the State of California is proposing to amend certain regulations and Forms that will affect charities subject to registration in California. The Notice of Amendments to Regulations and related documents can be found here. We wrote about proposed changes to the Initial Registration Form CT-1 here. In this post, we look at the proposed changes to the annual registration renewals. Any interested…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose experience and stability were widely seen as a balance to an unpredictable president, resigned Thursday in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and his rejection of international alliances.” Washington Post “For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest…
As we’ve discussed in a previous post, one way to anchor diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) as a core value of an organization is to include DEI principles and language into an organization’s Bylaws. A common starting place for nonprofit corporations is the composition of the board of directors. Each organization should determine for itself what its board diversity target is, how it plans to achieve it, when it plans to achieve it, and…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The stunning public spat [among President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer], during which Schumer accused the president of throwing a “temper tantrum,” ended with Trump declaring that he’d be proud to shut down the government in order to get the money…
On December 10, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued interim guidance on the treatment of qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). According to the IRS press release: The new rules assist taxpayers in determining the amount of parking expenses that are no longer tax deductible. They also help tax-exempt organizations determine how these nondeductible parking expenses create or increase unrelated business taxable income (UBTI). It’s still frustrating…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Federal prosecutors drew some more important lines between Russia and those connected to President Trump on Friday, in a trio of filings in the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort cases.” Washington Post “Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to federal investigators about his contacts with Trump administration…
The 2018 Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) is currently taking place in Los Angeles. Here are some selected running highlights. Washington Updates IRS 2018-2019 Priority Guidance Plan – Implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Items 21, 34, 39, 40, 58); Exempt Organizations (pp. 16-17); General Tax Issues (Item 11) Average processing time of exemption applications other than the Form 1023-EZ – 100 days (trending up); average processing time for the Form 1023-EZ –…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “In two major developments this week, President Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: “Individual 1.”” Washington Post “The Senate on Wednesday delivered a historic rebuke of Saudi Arabia and President Trump’s handling…