Nonprofit Radio: In Nonprofits, Do We Trust?

I recently spoke with Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio about the erosion of public trust in nonprofits. This follows a recent post we published on Nonprofits: The Impact of Law on Trust. Here are some highlights of our discussion (listen to the program to hear much more) as well as some additional thoughts: The importance of public trust […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/23/22

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: “Days before the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria killing thousands in Puerto Rico, another storm clobbered the island archipelago this week and set back its halting progress toward modernizing its […]

2022 Exempt Organizations Symposium – Part 3

This is part three of a three-part list of highlights from the Exempt Organizations Symposium held by the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Exempt Organizations Committee on September 8, 2022. Also see Part 1 (Political and Lobbying Activities, News from IRS/Treasury/Hill) and Part 2 (DAOs, Illegality). Charities and the First Amendment: Questioning Lobbying Limitations and the Campaign […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/16/22

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: “A Ukrainian counteroffensive that has sent Russian forces into a hasty retreat could mark a turning point in the war and raise pressure on Moscow to call up additional forces […]

2022 Exempt Organizations Symposium – Part 2

This is part two of a three-part list of highlights from the Exempt Organizations Symposium held by the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Exempt Organizations Committee on September 8, 2022. You can find Part 1 here. The Tao of DAO: Charity and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Glossary DAO – generally, a member controlled entity that operates […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/9/22

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: “A document describing a foreign government’s military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities, was found by FBI agents who searched former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and private club last month, according […]

2022 Exempt Organizations Symposium – Part 1

The American Bar Association Tax Section’s Exempt Organizations Committee held an Exempt Organizations Symposium virtually on September 8, 2022. We’ll publish some highlights in multiple posts starting with this one. Subcommittees on Political and Lobbying Activities of Exempt Organizations and Religious Organizations Family Research Council (FRC) obtained recognition of church status by the IRS. Churches […]

Nonprofits: The Impact of Law on Trust

I had the pleasure of guest lecturing for Professor Louise Carroll’s class in the nonprofit administration program at USF earlier this week. While the focus of my talk was on nonprofit law, I first examined the subject of trust in nonprofit organizations. In May 2022, Independent Sector published an article, Trust in Civil Society, in […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/3/22

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: “Human-driven climate change has set in motion massive ice losses in Greenland that couldn’t be halted even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, according to a new study published Monday.” […]

Nonprofits: Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

Nonprofit leadership is old. Literally. In age and in thinking. And the world is changing faster than these leaders can respond or get ahead of in part because they lack diverse perspectives and aren’t prioritizing the engagement of younger generations. When I suggested the engagement of younger persons (my reference for Millennials and Gen Z) […]