Key Nonprofit Governance Report: Leading With Intent

Last week, BoardSource published its highly anticipated governance report Leading With Intent: BoardSource Index of Nonprofit Board Practices. This report highlights the results of BoardSource’s latest biennial study on nonprofit governance structures, practices, and performance. Key Findings Boards are disconnected from the communities and people they serve. Almost half (49%)...

Traditional Grantmaking Procedures: Are They Really All That Necessary?

I attended a seminar hosted by Exponent Philanthropy where the presenters discussed a unique approach to grantmaking that they referred to as “Catalytic Grantmaking.” The presenters suggested that many of the steps in what they identified as the “traditional grantmaking” process could be ignored to produce a quicker and...

PLR 202119002: Private Foundation Grants to Intermediary Foreign Organizations

Earlier this year, the IRS released a private letter ruling (PLR 202119002) on a private foundation’s contemplated grants to three foreign organizations that will each regrant the applicable funds to secondary grantees in furtherance of the private foundation’s 501(c)(3) exempt purposes. While a PLR may not be relied on...

2021 Georgetown EO Conference: Legal and Tax Issues for Foreign Offices and Affiliates

Georgetown Law held its 38th Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations conference (virtual edition) last month. Among the sessions at the conference was Legal and Tax Issues for Foreign Offices and Affiliates presented by Stephanie Biden, Ricardo A. Castro, and Curtis Saueressig. Below are some of the many highlights from their...