Sometimes it just takes one naysayer to illuminate a problem everyone else is ignoring.
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A legal scholar argues that assigning a designated contrarian and rotating this role over time will help nonprofit boards resist the dangerous pull toward passivity and deference.
The Mormon Temple is the centerpiece of Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
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Like all charitable donors, church members – even those who make donations to remain in good standing with their religious institution – give up their legal right to control that money.
Police arrested three people who have been aiding protesters at this Atlanta house in May 2023.
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Georgia authorities have filed charges against Network for Strong Communities trustees. The nonprofit opposes the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, which protesters call ‘Cop City.’
Jason Van Tatenhove, a former national spokesman for the Oath Keepers, has testified about the group’s extremism.
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The First Amendment, along with a lack of clarity on what counts as an educational mission for charities, can lead authorities to approve applications from extremist groups.
James O'Keefe stands accused of financial misdeeds.
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A scholar of the laws governing tax-exempt groups explains why trustees showed James O'Keefe the door and what the consequences might be if their concerns prove to be accurate.
It’s good to get insights from different perspectives.
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The lack of racial and ethnic diversity among nonprofit leaders could make it hard for their organizations to achieve their goals.
A woman searches through debris near where her Dawson Springs, Ky. home stood before a tornado flattened it in December 2021.
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The informality and the speed can be helpful in emergencies. But it’s hard to make sure that money raised in a hurry is used in accordance with what donors expect.
Thousands of men say they were sexually abused as children taking part in the Boy Scouts.
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Thousands of adults who say they survived abuse when they were growing up finally have the chance to have their voice heard.
Who’s giving to whom just became less transparent.
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In a 6-3 ruling, the court’s majority said the requirements violated donors’ First Amendment rights by subjecting them to potential harassment.
Evidence of the gun group’s mismanagement under Wayne LaPierre’s leadership is mounting.
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The gun group violates four key legal and management principles, a scholar of nonprofits explains.
Litigation against the gun group, which had been on hold, may now proceed.
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Judge Harlin Hale found that the gun group wasn’t acting in ‘good faith’ when it filed for bankruptcy.
Facing legal and financial challenges, the NRA wants to exit New York.
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While declaring bankruptcy, the gun group confusingly said it was in great financial shape.
Before hundreds of angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, thousands took part in a nearby rally.
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It’s unclear whether Women for America First, the ‘social welfare group’ that obtained a permit for the pro-Trump rally that let to a siege on the Capitol, could be held liable.
The Charles Koch Foundation had a say in some GMU faculty hires.
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There’s no law forcing George Mason University’s allied foundation to make the public university’s donor deals public.
A proposed charitable law could simulate this sea of piggy banks.
It may be easier to give money away when you budget for it.
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
There are limits to what charities can do now about past donors who are accused of morally reprehensible behavior.
Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club.
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Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.
Wasteful and fake charities are usually harder to spot than this.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.
Members of the tea party movement seen rallying outside the Capitol in 2013.
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The tax agency singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny.
Are research nonprofits holding up their end of the tax-exempt bargain?
Holding patents can be a lucrative and powerful position to be in. Here’s a proposal for how nonprofit patent holders can do more for the common good – and live up to their end of the tax break bargain.