NGOSource Webinar on Equivalency Determination and International Giving

Our friends at TechSoup | NGOsource are presenting  a live webinar exploring equivalency determination, its role in international giving, and NGOsource’s unique approach to this process on Tuesday, May 23, from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Pacific time (2-3 p.m. Eastern). According to NGOsource, an  equivalency determination is:

a process by which a U.S. grantmaker evaluates whether an intended foreign grantee is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity. The grantmaker must collect a set of detailed information, outlined in IRS Revenue Procedure 92-94, about the grantee’s operations and finances and make a reasonable determination of its equivalency.

NGOsource legal counsel Meghan Hanson and Martha Lackritz-Peltier will provide participants with an understanding of the following:

  • What is Equivalency Determination (ED)?
  • What are the requirements for an NGO to be considered equivalent to a U.S. public charity?
  • How much public support is required for an NGO to qualify as a publicly supported organization, and how do we calculate public support?
  • What are the benefits of ED to grantmakers and NGOs relative to expenditure responsibility?
  • What are the benefits of working with NGOsource to support EDs relative to other approaches?
  • What should grantmakers expect when they work with NGOsource?
  • What should NGOs expect?

Register here.

Additional Resources:

International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determinations

NGOs Equivalency Determination Guide (NGOsource)