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A New Measure for Scaling-up

Shelley Bird | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Social innovation is alive and well across America. There is really no shortage of great ideas and passionate socialpreneurs working to make society a better place -- but the majority of them fail.

The Delta Queen Riverboat, the Election and You

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Far too many of us spend our time paddling around in the shallow things of life instead of heading straight for the deeps. We get tangled up on the sandbars of the shallow waters of life, dissipating our energies on the trivial. This is especially relevant now as people prepare to vote in the election of this coming Tuesday, November 4.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Leaked Documents: IRS Concerns, Funding Crisis at Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Steve Horn

ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."

Tax the Churches

Walker Bragman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

If we are to maintain the separation of church and state we must adapt to deal with the problems that arise.

Why Illinois Nonprofits Should Care About IRS' Treatment of Tea Party

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

Nonprofits are rightly concerned that the partisan coverage of this issue will confuse the public and leave the wrong impression that charitable organizations are engaging in political activity. We can't allow these impressions to stand.

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.

Your Favorite Nonprofit Could Win Some Serious Cash -- But Only If They Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Does their mission involve helping unemployed people find work? Quick -- e-mail them right now and let them know abo...

Election 2012: Free the Files!

Daryl Rowland | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Daryl Rowland

With their canny mix of tech savvy and traditional investigative journalism, ProPublica has created a way to harness thousands of citizens journalists to reveal who is paying for which attack ads on TV and how much they are spending.

Ethics Watch Requests IRS Investigation Of Gov't Watchdog Group

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.26.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: On the record, Jessica Peck isn’t thinking much about a potential Internal Revenue Service investig...

First Things First: Helping Your Not-for-Profit Raise More Money

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Vivien Hoexter

Many NFP leaders are also challenged to explain what makes their organizations different from others with similar visions and strategies. And if they don't know what makes their NFPs special, how are donors supposed to know?

Dan Froomkin

Do Koch Bros. Have A Master Plan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anyone wondering why the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist Koch brothers are trying to seize control of the libertarian Cato ...

Just In Time For Election, Nonprofits Get Own PAC

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

Thanks to the new political action committee (PAC)CForward , nonprofit organizations now have a voice on Capitol Hill. And it's about time. Nonprof...

UPDATE: Colorado Gives Day Extended

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

The holidays are all about giving, and we don't necessarily mean gift wrapping. We mean the kind that warmed the Grinch's two-sizes-too-small heart an...

Jason Linkins

James O'Keefe's Project Veritas Granted Non-Profit Status

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.27.2011 | Media

Two months ago, ACORN prankster-pimp James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas group found themselves having to pass the hat, in search of donations that ...

Billions for Charity, But Not One Cent for Taxes!

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Even the best-intentioned best-directed private donations are a way for moneyed people to work their will on the public, while the rest of us have nothing but the vote.

Three's a Crowd: Republicans, Democrats and the Catholic Church

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Catholic Church is now officially the third major political party in the U.S. Nowhere is this more evident than in the health care debate, as religious leaders to ask parishioners to help kill any health care reform that does not exclude abortion.

Republican Heavyweights Launch The American Action Forum, Set To Rival The Center For American Progress

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A prominent and wealthy group of GOP heavyweights are unveiling 2 new groups aimed at revitalizing the party's policy offerings, then pay for ads to s...