Court Allows Public Disclosure Of Political Donors

Nonprofits that make political ads explicating telling viewers who to vote for or against must now disclose the identities of all contributors who gave more than $200 in a year. That’s the result after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a temporary stay by Chief Justice John Roberts. “The decision was not a surprise…

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Charitable Giving Gets Even Worse In Second Quarter

Charitable giving in the United States continues to lag behind the pace of 2017, raising critical questions about how charities will fare in their fundraising by the end of the year. The information, from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, is based on the Growth in Giving Database, which includes more than 18,000 organizations and $72 billion…

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Bezos Targets $2 Billion Toward Homeless, Education

More than a year after he first solicited suggestions via Twitter about a philanthropy strategy, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced a commitment of $2 billion that would fund nonprofits that help the homeless and also create new nonprofit preschools in low-income communities. In the days since Thursday’s announcement, there are still some unanswered questions about…

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Nonprofits Lose Donor Confidentiality Decision

Requiring nonprofits to file information with state charity regulators about some of their largest donors may turn off some contributors but not enough to warrant a burden on their First Amendment rights. The ruling yesterday by a three-member panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Pasadena, Calif., reversed an earlier…

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