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To Pay or Not to Pay: Compensating Nonprofit Directors and Officers

May directors and officers get paid by the nonprofit organizations they serve?  This question often arises when a nonprofit’s founder seeks compensation for his or her services to the organization, as well as occasionally when payment to others seems warranted.  The answer is generally “Yes,” but with several caveats.

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Nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status still pay taxes in Denver — but soon that may change

The Denver Post  Nonprofit groups that have long been paying millions of dollars a year in Denver taxes on things such as purchases, hotel stays and even their employees soon could get som

Philanthropy Bill Introduced, Not Expected To Pass

The NonProfit Times  Senators John Thune (R-SD), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced S-1343, the Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year

Supreme Court backs faith-based hospitals' ERISA exemptions

Modern Healthcare  The US Supreme Court on Monday unanimously issued a decision that revives a decades-old practice exempting faith-based hospitals from federal pension regulations.

Bank of America Executive Embezzlement Reaches Boston and Atlanta Nonprofits

Nonprofit Quarterly  A former Bank of America executive and her husband have been indicted on embezzlement charges, allegedly illegally funneling $2.7 million from the company in a five-ye

Carl Icahn’s Charity Supports Education—It Also Lent Him $119 Million

Wall Street Journal  Hundreds of charities lend money to their officials.

Expert: Bradley Foundation is walking fine line on politics

Journal Sentinel  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation has been giving money to groups critical of labor unions for more than a decade — long before Gov.

Corrine Brown, ex-congresswoman, found guilty of taking money from fake charity

CBS News  After a historic, nearly 25-year career representing Florida in Congress, former U.S. Rep.

Douglas County assessor wants 3 nonprofits — including Goodwill — to pay property taxes on stores

Omaha World-Herald  The Douglas County Assessor’s Office wants Goodwill Inc., the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity to pay property taxes on their retail stores.

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

CNN  President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that could allow churches and other religious organizations to become more active politically.

California Attorney General Targets Political Nonprofits

US News & World Report  California's new attorney general said Wednesday that he plans to target political nonprofit organizations that he said mislead donors and influence campaigns.

Nonprofit groups with tax-exempt status still pay taxes in Denver — but soon that may change

The Denver Post  Nonprofit groups that have long been paying millions of dollars a year in Denver taxes on things such as purchases, hotel stays and even their employees soon could get som

Philanthropy Bill Introduced, Not Expected To Pass

The NonProfit Times  Senators John Thune (R-SD), Bob Casey (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced S-1343, the Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year