Regulators Crack Down On Dubious Vets Charities

One nonprofit said it was funding medical care and suicide prevention programs for veterans and even claimed a “Gold” rating from GuideStar. Nearly all of the $20 million it raised went to the president’s salary and fundraising firms. Another group wasn’t even a registered charity, but made millions of illegal robo-calls soliciting donations of cars,…

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Renewed Attempt to Curtail Johnson Amendment Passes US House

By Beyond My Ken [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons July 19, 2018; Politico This week, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147, the “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019,” more commonly referred to as a “minibus” (as opposed to omnibus) spending bill. The House…

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Cities and Churches Partner to Address Metro DC Affordable Housing Shortfall

Photo: Tony Fischer July 16, 2018; Washington Post In Alexandria, Virginia, located across the Potomac from Washington, DC, “the area’s affordable-housing crisis deepened as low-income people poured into the region while low-income units disappeared,” Hannah Natanson of the Washington Post explains. Between 2000 and 2017, Natanson adds, “upscale redevelopment projects and rising rents in the…

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Nonprofits on the Border: What Reunification Can Take

July 18, 2018; Los Angeles Times As the current administration is pressured and ordered by federal courts to reunite immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents at the border, nonprofits are often left to actually make it happen. Over 3,000 children were removed from their parents at the border under President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy…

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British Study Makes the Case for a National Employee Ownership Policy

July 16, 2018; Real Business In Great Britain, an estimated 325 employee-owned businesses employ over 200,000 people. According to Deb Oxley, CEO of the Employee Ownership Association, “Hundreds more companies are in the pipeline waiting to convert…and the sector is forecast to double over the next decade.” To support this effort and build public support…

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