Just returning from a great trip to beautiful Vancouver. Have a listen to I Will Remember You by Vancouver's Sarah McLachlan (who founded the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, a nonprofit that provides music eduction to underserved and at-risk youth) while perusing this week's tweets:
- Huffington Post: Here's why the IRS "scandal" is truly a "scandal" now http://huff.to/1d2RV5R
- Bruce Bartlett: Reforming the deduction for charitable contributions. NY Times Blog
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Does the "charitable" sector deserve its tax breaks? Some beg to differ http://ow.ly/o3Xn5
- Rob Reich: Should Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford (and all endowed private schools) pay taxes? WSJ says yes.
- Tax Policy Blog: Why Shouldn't the Tax Foundation Pay Taxes? http://bit.ly/14DfKZx
- PhilanTopic: Independent Sector CEO Diana Aviv’s Statement Urging Rejection of Recommendations to Allow Political Activity by Charities http://owl.li/nYocS
- Gene: Nonprofits Are Balking at Law on Disclosing Political Donors [citing donor safety concerns] NY Times
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Measure to improve, not just to prove. If a piece of data won't influence how you act, don't collect it. @SSIReview http://stnfd.biz/mu8pQ
- Jim Fruchterman: Important new SSIR Article zeroes in on the question: When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?
- Kyle Westaway: What do investors think about Benefit Corporations? http://bit.ly/17VUe3f
- Mashable: 20 Inspiring Startups Aiming to Improve the World http://on.mash.to/14cCeUG
IMPORTANT tweets for startups (added 8/23/13):
- Ellis Carter: Where The &%!?# Is My Exemption Application? http://bit.ly/14IqKVr
- Emily Chan: Yikes. IRS experiencing 16 month assignment delay on exemption applications; 115% growth in open cases from 2010-12. http://bit.ly/1bYeYLX