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Four years ago, when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were wreaking havoc on Texas, the Florida Keys, and the northeastern Caribbean, we posted Disaster Relief: An Intro For 501 (c)(3)s and Others (September 21, 2017).  
The main references were to the Internal Revenue Service’s 28-page Publication 3833 (Rev. 12-2014), Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations and the (then

Despite good intentions and high hopes, worthy and promising nonprofits may collapse on themselves and fail.
Sometimes – (often, perhaps, say expert consultants and professional advisors) – a peek behind the curtain reveals dysfunction and conflict between the board of directors and the executive staff. And the root of the problem may have been that the two sparring sides did

“On Monday, a broad coalition of more than 60 national charitable nonprofit organizations sent a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders calling for “urgently needed pandemic and workforce shortage relief that will enable charitable organizations to fulfill their roles in our nation’s relief, recovery, and rebuilding.” 
That was the important message from the National Council of Nonprofits (NCN)

The Bolder Advocacy program of the Alliance for Justice is recognized as a leader in “nonprofit advocacy” education and training.
That term is widely misconstrued as synonymous with the lobbying restrictions of Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), but those rules are broader in scope and effect. And many people also incorrectly believe that “nonprofit advocacy” is prohibited under the

“How does my organization compare with my peers?” 
That’s one of the most frequent questions posed to the experts at the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence. It’s why each year since 2017 they have surveyed hundreds of American organizations across a broad swath of the sector. 
The results, along with an “assessment of nonprofit performance” and  “insights on challenges

Will 2022 be the year that philanthropy finally has a serious conversation about charitable naming rights? 
Outrageous bidding wars among the uber rich for the most coveted building plaques is just one of the many problems. Certainly it’s better that America’s billionaires spend their wealth on the public good than on ever more yachts and private islands.  But the

The nation’s charitable organizations are subject to a dizzying array of laws: federal and non-federal, tax and non-tax. See Say What? We’re Monitored by How Many Agencies? (March 5, 2015).
The individual states – and particularly their attorneys general – are at “the forefront of protecting charitable assets and ensuring their lawful and intended use in the public interest.”  This

Since 2014, Harvard has been embroiled in a dicey affirmative-action lawsuit. 
It has the unusual twist of pitting Asian-American applicants against those from other minority groups.  Not until 2019 had the proceeding made its way to a decision at the trial level; a victory for Harvard. By late 2020, the defendant had prevailed in the First Appellate Circuit, too,