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  • Audit scolds Community Action of Minneapolis for misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars

    09/22/2014 5:04:24 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9-20-14 | ALEJANDRA MATOS
    Leaders of a Minneapolis nonprofit that serves low-income residents used taxpayer money to pay for a celebrity cruise and trips to Palm Beach and the Bahamas, according to a recently completed state audit. Along with the trips, the audit by the state Department of Human Services found that the nonprofit’s leaders spent public money on bonuses, golf, spa treatments, furniture, alcohol and even a personal car loan. The audit concluded that the organization’s longtime chief executive, Bill Davis, misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars from 2011 to 2013. “It was deeply concerning how the dollars are being used,” Chuck Johnson,...
  • The NFL's extravagant demands for Super Bowl host cities

    06/10/2014 8:29:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    sb nation ^ | 6-6-14 | Ryan Van Bibber
    In order to deliver a Super Bowl, the NFL wants free luxury hotel rooms, police escorts and tax exemption from the host city. A leaked report reveals the league's 153 pages of requests for the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Two years ago, the Minnesota State Legislature and the city of Minneapolis were ready to walk away from a plan to provide approximately $500 million to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf to pay more than half the costs a new stadium. It took a veiled threat to move the team to Los Angeles and a dramatic last-minute lobbying campaign from NFL...
  • The ad war over EPA’s climate rule has begun

    06/04/2014 6:48:19 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    WAPO ^ | 6-4-14 | Juliet Eilperin
    The Environmental Protection Agency’s draft rule to limit carbon from existing power plants is just two days old, but it’s already sparked an ad war. The American Lung Association today will launch a national television ad buy featuring a sleeping baby drawing deep breaths, touting the fact that the regulation would close the “loophole” that allows industry to “pump unlimited carbon pollution into his air.”
  • Thieves take 13,000 diapers from N.C. nonprofit

    06/03/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2014 | Tom Foreman Jr.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Authorities in North Carolina are searching for whoever made a massive, unauthorized withdrawal from a diaper bank. The Diaper Bank of North Carolina says 13,000 diapers were stolen last weekend. The Durham-based nonprofit provides diapers to struggling families. Founder and executive director Michelle Old said she went Monday to pick up an order to be distributed to a homeless shelter. She found the order had been strewn across the floor, and various sizes of diapers were missing. Old said losing the sizes 4 and 5 diapers was especially difficult because babies can stay in them for up to...
  • Grand Rapids Says Nonprofit Acton Institute Not A Charitable Institution

    03/21/2014 9:57:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/17/2014 | Manny Lopez
    Officials from the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids are scheduled to go before the city's Board of Review today to appeal a decision that it owes $91,000 in property taxes on its newly renovated building and parking lot downtown. According to the denial letter City Assessor Scott A. Engerson sent to Acton, the nonprofit think tank "does not meet non-profit charitable requirements according to case law." The Acton Institute's renovated building in Grand Rapids. The letter did not provide specifics about the case law, but in a comment posted to a story on...
  • Roger Goodell's NFL Compensation Exceeds $44M In 12-Month Period

    02/14/2014 3:13:32 PM PST · by xzins · 29 replies
    SportsBusinessDaily ^ | February 14, 2014 | Daniel Kaplan
    The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include the pay figures, with the IRS on Tuesday. That return will show Goodell earned a $3.5M salary and a $40.36M bonus, though $5M of the bonus was earned the prior year. Disclosure of Goodell’s nearly $30M compensation at this time last year reverberated through the industry. Sean Gilbert, a contender for the top...
  • IRS rules change seen as limiting free speech for nonprofit organizations

    02/02/2014 4:40:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    **SNIP** The changes, which the acting IRS commissioner rolled out during the Thanksgiving recess just before he was replaced, have largely flown under the radar while Congress has focused on investigating suspected abuses. In May, an audit from the Treasury inspector general for tax administration found the tax agency had been singling out for extra scrutiny tea party and conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. The proposed rules would create a category of banned “candidate-related political activity” — including registration drives, voter guides and issue advocacy. Under the current IRS rules, groups that sign up under the 501(c)(4) section...
  • Chaka Fattah-linked non-profit investigated by Justice Dept

    01/25/2014 9:25:13 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | 01/23/2014 | Jared Shelly
    The U.S. Dept. of Justice is questioning the spending of a non-profit group linked to U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Called Safety Net, the group aims to get guns off the street by trading $100 grocery store gift cards for firearms surrendered. The Justice Department said in an audit that it questioned the validity of $346,394 that was paid to its director, who was once a long-time Fattah employee, the Inquirer said. In fact, the director "repeatedly gave himself raises without board approval" the Justice Department alleges.
  • NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year 15 Times ...

    01/22/2014 2:30:08 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 29 replies
    SHOWBIZ411.COM ^ | January 21, 2014 12:30 pm | Roger Friedman
    As the Super Bowl approaches New York much like a blizzard, here are some things to think about: in 2012, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.5 million to run the organization. And that's n... Article Link: NFL Commish Makes $29.5 Mil a Year– 15 Times More Than Tax Free Org Gives to Charity, More than CEOs of Ford, Heinz, FedEx | Showbiz411 (http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/01/21/nfl-commish-makes-29-5-mil-a-year-15-times-more-than-tax-free-org-gives-to-charity-more-than-ceos-of-ford-heinz-fedex)
  • Freep a Poll! (Fox. SHOULD CONGRESS END THE NFL's NON PROFIT STATUS?)

    01/07/2014 3:09:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-7-14 | Greta
    SHOULD CONGRESS END THE NFL's NON PROFIT STATUS? yes no
  • IRS Gave Black Nonprofits Preferential Treatment

    09/06/2013 11:12:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 9-6-13 | Paul Sperry
    At the same time the IRS harassed Republican nonprofit groups during the 2012 political campaign, it selectively advised black churches and other Democrat nonprofits on how far they can go in campaigning for President Obama and other Democrats. This raw exercise in political favoritism has not been reported in the context of the still-smoldering IRS scandal, in which the agency in 2012 audited big GOP donors and blocked Tea Party groups trying to obtain tax-exempt status as part of what House investigators suspect was an effort to re-elect the president. But that same year, top officials with both the IRS...
  • Report: Rev. Al (Sharpton)’s Nonprofit Organization Suffering From Financial Woes (RAT tax cheat?)

    08/20/2013 1:45:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Eurweb ^ | 8/17/13
    *According to filings with the state of New York and the IRS, Al Sharpton’s nonprofit group currently owes $871,688 in unpaid payroll taxes including penalties and interest. His foundation, the National Action Network, was founded in 1991 but has been dodging it’s financial problems for years. The organization has a deficit of more than $1 million, with Sharpton loaning money to the organization amounting to about $111,000.
  • Lois Lerner Discusses Political Pressure on the IRS in 2010

    08/06/2013 9:54:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Breitbart´s InstaBlog ^ | 8/6/13 | John Sexton
    Newly uncovered video shows Lois Lerner discussing the political pressure that swirled around the IRS in 2010. Lerner says "everyone" was "screaming at" the IRS to stop the flood of money pouring into the 2010 elections through 501(c)(4) groups as a result of Citizens United. Lerner spoke to a small group at Duke´s Sanford School of Public Policy on October 19, 2010, just two weeks before the wave election that brought the Tea Party and Republicans significant gains in Congress. During her appearance Lerner was asked about the flow of money from corporations to 501(c)(4) groups.
  • Operation Homefront serves those who serve

    07/22/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT · by Katydidnt · 8 replies
    The Intelligencer ^ | 7-22-13 | Theresa Hegel
    When Tiffany got the text message, the former Air Force Reservist thought it was a scam. “Call this number. They’re giving out free homes to veterans.” It might as well have been a heartfelt missive from a down-on-his-luck Nigerian prince or an urgent notification that she’d won 2 million pounds in the British lottery. The Philadelphia woman who once served at the Horsham airbase immediately called the friend who’d sent the text to let her know her phone had been hacked. But it wasn’t a scam. It wasn’t spam. It was Operation Homefront. Courtesy of the national nonprofit, the single...
  • America's 50 worst charities rake in nearly $1 billion for corporate fundraisers

    06/06/2013 6:44:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 30 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Kris Hundley and Kendall Taggart
    The worst charity in America operates from a metal warehouse behind a gas station in Holiday. Every year, Kids Wish Network raises millions of dollars in donations in the name of dying children and their families. Every year, it spends less than 3 cents on the dollar helping kids. Most of the rest gets diverted to enrich the charity's operators and the for-profit companies Kids Wish hires to drum up donations. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish has channeled nearly $110 million donated for sick children to its corporate solicitors. An additional $4.8 million has gone to pay the...
  • CUISINE AND CONTRIBUTIONS … AND A LICENSE TO KILL

    06/02/2013 7:11:57 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 2, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflecting on the real-life impact of the IRS "Questionnaire-Gate" scandals… “Congratulations, Restauranteur!” You’ve just signed a lease on a great property. It’s a beautiful restaurant, just the right size, with a modern kitchen, and a terrific location with plenty of parking. You start decorating – painting, ordering window treatments, maybe updating the floor a bit, bringing in a custom bar that you found at an auction, re-upholstering the chairs, no, every other chair, to make it distinctive. You’re making it your own. You’ve had the menu in mind for a while, so you start outfitting the kitchen to meet your...
  • Scrutiny of Political Nonprofits Sets Off Claim of Harassment, NYT(03/2012)

    05/17/2013 3:02:05 PM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/06/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is caught in an election-year struggle between Democratic lawmakers pressing for a crackdown on nonprofit political groups and conservative organizations accusing the tax agency of conducting a politically charged witch hunt. In recent weeks, the I.R.S. has sent dozens of detailed questionnaires to Tea Party organizations applying for nonprofit tax status, demanding to know their political leanings and activities. The agency plans this year to press existing nonprofits like American Crossroads, on the Republican side, and Priorities USA, on the Democratic side, to justify their tax-protected status as “social welfare” organizations, a status that...
  • Resigned IRS Chief Formerly Ran Non-profit Section

    05/17/2013 8:53:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 5/17/2013 | James Simpson
    As Congressional Democrats scurry for cover in the wake of the growing scandal surrounding IRS harassment of tea party and conservative groups, President Obama announced on Wednesday that acting IRS chief, Steven T. Miller would resign. As with Benghazi and seemingly everything else these days, Obama claims to have known nothing about it. Too much time at the golf course no doubt. But the dam is bursting on this story. Every day the number of affected groups grows as more and more is uncovered. Today it was revealed for example that the decades-old Leadership Institute was audited in 2011. To...
  • What are Benefit Corporations?

    03/31/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    A Capitol follower who happened to be at a hearing on HB 2318 in Salem had their interest piqued when they heard Democrats pushing Benefit Corporations, and dancing around the questions being asked. A 2011 article in left-leaning The Nation magazine described Benefit Corporations as having “the purpose of making a ‘positive impact on society and the environment,’” “Benefit Corporations can’t be held liable by courts for failing to place profits over everything else. This is an important shift in law.”
  • Non-Profit Organizing for Action Displays Obama Campaign Logo in Immigration Email

    01/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 1/30/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Organizing for Action, the non-profit iteration of Barack Obama´s campaign organization, decorated its first big email blast with the well-known campaign logo of Obama for America. Jim Messina, the chairman of Organizing for Action, purportedly authored the email sent Tuesday, featuring the subject line "I need to know: Are you ready to get this done?" Messina was referring to the President´s new immigration legislation proposals, which he promoted at a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. The language of the email is similar to emails sent by Obama for America during the 2012 presidential campaign:
  • Michelle Obama Announces Launch Of 'Organizing For Action'

    01/18/2013 8:37:07 AM PST · by caseyn · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Fox Nation
    First Lady Michelle Obama posted this new video that details the relaunch of President Barack Obama's campaign organization, Obama for America. The new organization is called, "Organizing For Action." Calling it the "next phase of our movement for change," the First Lady says that it will aim to train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in American communities.
  • AP sources: New nonprofit to promote Obama agenda

    01/18/2013 7:29:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2013 3:57 AM EST | Ken Thomas
    In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group—funded in part by corporate money—to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda. Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation. … Coming just...
  • Report: Minnesota native who wrote 'Three Cups of Tea' mismanaged nonprofit

    04/06/2012 11:07:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 4-5-12 | Matt Volz
    HELENA, Mont. - "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson will remain the face of the charity the Minnesota native co-founded, despite his having to repay $1 million after an investigative report released Thursday concluded he mismanaged the organization and misspent its money. Central Asia Institute Interim Executive Director Anne Beyersdorfer said Mortenson will continue to draw a salary from the charity. But it won't be as executive director and he is barred from being a voting member of the board of directors as long as he is still employed by the organization.
  • Penn State subpoena requests info on Sandusky and his charity (did n/p finance molestations?)

    02/24/2012 6:05:09 AM PST · by Liz · 49 replies
    NY POST ^ | 2/24/12 | NEWSCORE
    The Patriot-News reported the US attorney requested info on Sandusky and his charity, "The Second Mile." A grand jury has alleged the former assistant coach molested 10 boys, most of whom he met through "The Second Mile" n/p charity. It is not known if the subpoena is directly related to the ongoing case, or part of an unspecified investigation. "The Second Mile" received a request for info WRT Sandusky's travel records days after he was arrested. The subpoena also wants info about ex- Penn State president Graham Spanier, and two ex-school officials, who have been charged with perjury and failure...
  • Media Matters tax-exempt status may face new scrutiny from Congress

    02/15/2012 9:33:00 AM PST · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2012 | Will Rahn
    Congressional Republicans are now interested in examining Media Matters For America‘s tax-exempt status, The Daily Caller has learned. Doing so would cause the GOP to wade into the complex world of tax laws that govern “exempt organizations” such as Media Matters and more than 1 million other charitable organizations that are exempt from federal income tax. Media Matters’ critics have questioned its tax-exempt status for some time. The Internal Revenue Service has a series of requirements that must be met before organizations can qualify. Successful applicants pay no federal income tax because the government presumes such charities perform services that...
  • Inside Media Matters: David Brock’s enemies list [501(c)(3) targets GOP donors, PayPal founder...]

    02/13/2012 3:17:09 PM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/13/2012 | Vince Coglianese
    An internal Media Matters For America memo obtained by The Daily Caller reveals that the left-wing media watchdog group employs an “opposition research team” to target its political enemies. Included in the list of targets are right-leaning websites, conservative think tanks, prominent financiers and donors, and more than a dozen specific Fox News Channel and News Corporation employees. “We will conduct extensive public records searches and compile opposition books on individuals,” declares the memo, likely written in late 2009. Investigations, it says, “will focus on the backgrounds, connections, operations and political and financial activities of the individuals.” One of those...
  • SEIU job posting in Washington State (vanity)

    01/11/2012 5:17:19 PM PST · by Baynative · 10 replies
    SEIU.org ^ | Baynative
    SEIU Healthcare 775NW is hiring a Lead internal organizer to lead a team of eight organizers who are focused on leadership development, the “Leaders In Action” field team, working with public and private sector home care workers. This team develops leaders and builds networks to take action in a variety of campaigns.
  • Saint Bono and His Endless Crusade

    07/06/2011 12:00:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 6, 2011 | Matt Patterson
    Don't you dare criticize the world's most perfect celebrity — or his charitable schemes.Wow. I make a living taking on corrupt unions and incompetent politicians, but I’ve never experienced the kind of vitriol like what I’ve received criticizing U2 lead singer Bono for his tireless and tiring political activism.The article in question, originally published in the Baltimore Sun, prompted representatives from Bono’s non-profit ONE campaign to pester the Sun, challenging me (unsuccessfully) on the facts. Now Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D) is attacking me for daring to challenge St. Bono and the efficacy of ONE. Cardin accuses me of spreading...
  • I need help for a non-profit I support.

    06/21/2011 9:10:29 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 14 replies
    Admin moderator, if this is inappropriate please delete. Thanks! I've been helping a non-profit, the International Fire Relief Mission. We collect equipment in the US from fire departments and businesses and ship it overseas to fire departments that either don't have anything or are so poorly equipped, it's a wonder they can do anything. As an example until we shipped equipment to New Guinea, the firefighters responded barefoot wearing overalls. There's another non-profit that raises money for other non-profits and holds a yearly awards ceremony in which as much as $15,000 is awarded. We operate on about $10,000 a year....
  • FReeper help needed: Starting a non-profit (Vanity)

    06/17/2011 9:50:58 PM PDT · by null and void · 34 replies
    Vanity | 6/17/11 | nully
    Darling Daughter is interested in founding a non-profit and has asked her ever resourceful, infinitely wise and all knowing father for guidance. Help. Does anyone know of a good source for information, perhaps a textbook, guide or recipe for success? What are the practical considerations, workable models, things to avoid, tax and regulatory requirements, etc. Assume we're starting from a point of near total ignorance...
  • Blue Cross to suspend board member pay

    03/08/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/8/11 | Laura Crimaldi
    The Blue Cross Blue Shield board announced today it is suspending their salaries as the healthcare giant also reconsiders its non-profit status and cuts benefits to its current CEO after a week of public outcry over an $11 million severance paid to ex-president and CEO Cleve L. Killingsworth. The 18-member board of directors approved the severance for Killingsworth, who left the non-profit health insurer after it lost nearly $150 million in 2009. Blue Cross paid its directors more than $1.2 million last year, records show. The directors attend meetings and work on other affairs related to the $13 billion company....
  • Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology investigated by FBI

    02/08/2011 1:04:21 PM PST · by Racehorse · 59 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 8 January 2011
    Problems for The church of Scientology seem to be going from bad to worse according to a report in The New Yorker, After being under an FBI microscope for sometime, the church and some of it’s more prominent members are being investigated by the federal government for human trafficking and labor law violations. Tom Cruise became involved when David Miscavige the head of the church and close personal friend to mega movie star ordered workers to perform services for the church and Cruise. The workers would work tirelessly doing everything from some of the dirty grunt work to customizing buildings,...
  • Workers' Comp required?

    01/25/2011 7:56:16 AM PST · by bboop · 45 replies
    self ^ | 1.25.11 | self
    Query re small non-profit orchestra. We have one 'contractor/employee' who earns about $1200/ year for setting up chairs and music stands during concert season. He insists on becoming an employee. Do we need to pay Workers' Comp on him as well? Anyone know how much that runs? California.
  • Rangel and the Nonprofit...

    10/18/2010 12:26:10 PM PDT · by kathsua
    Town Hall ^ | 10/18/10 | Sue
    Charlie Rangel's nonprofit, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), controls hundreds of millions in taxpayer cash but defiantly refuses to explain its spending. The group's tax forms are incomplete, and it has yet to release its 2009 annual report. If any questions are asked, they are stonewalled. Questions were asked about its $2.7 million loan to the troubled Alianza Dominicana for its delayed multimillion dollar Triangle Building headquarters, UMEZ's lawyer said it was "an internal matter." The note was due October 9, 2010, but no one will say if the loan was paid on that UMEZ was working with the...
  • The smile that defies the Taliban

    10/12/2010 4:00:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12th October 2010 | Claire Bates
    Afghan teenager whose mutilated face shocked the world unveils her new image. An Afghan teenager who was horribly mutilated by her husband under Taliban rule was all smiles as she unveiled her new prosthetic nose for the first time. Aisha, 19, shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine to lift the veil on the plight of many women in Afghanistan. Yesterday, she bravely faced the public wearing a prosthetic nose - one that gives her some idea of how she will look after having reconstructive surgery.
  • Crackdown on For-Profit Schools

    10/04/2010 6:53:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 4, 2010 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Last week, U. S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on for-profit institutions. The perceived problem? A government-sponsored report on post-secondary education found that “only 16 percent of community college students borrow money; 95 percent of [students at] the for-profits borrow money and they borrow money at a higher amount than they do at the community colleges.” To Sen. Harkin, this is a problem. He stated at the end of the hearing: “Students are taking on too much debt, defaults are too high and students are having too much...
  • The Bizarro World of Charities that Kill and Tax Deductions to those who fund Evil

    08/25/2010 4:37:38 AM PDT · by tcg · 6 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/25/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Gaylor's 80th birthday she sponsored a fundraising event to raise funds to kill more children in the womb. Those funds go mostly to poor women to assist them in taking the life of the children in their womb. There is no effort to offer counseling or any kind of abortion alternative. Erickson writes, "Gaylor used the occasion of her 80th birthday to hold a fundraising party for the fund at the Madison home of Dr. Dennis Christensen, an abortion provider who has since retired. Gaylor sent invitations far afield, including one to a well-to-do woman in California she'd never...
  • Shirley Sherrod blasts Fox News as racist

    07/21/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT "I think they should but they won't. They intended exactly what they did. "They were looking for the result they got yesterday," she said of Fox. "I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person."
  • Panera cafe says pay what you want

    05/18/2010 11:39:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies · 1,795+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Christopher Leonard
    CLAYTON, Mo. - Panera Bread Co. is asking customers at a new restaurant to pay what they want. The national bakery and restaurant chain launched a new nonprofit store here this week that has the same menu as its other 1,400 locations. But the prices are a little different — there aren't any. Customers are told to donate what they want for a meal, whether it's the full suggested price, a penny or $100.
  • How to Stop USPS Junk Mail

    05/17/2010 11:31:20 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 37 replies · 1,043+ views
    eHow.com ^ | not specified | Shelly Schumacher
    How to Stop USPS Junk Mail By Shelly Schumacher, eHow Contributing Writer The average American receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year. Not only does junk mail clog up our mailboxes, it also wreaks havoc on the environment. Nearly half of the junk mail received annually (44 percent) ends up in a landfill. In addition, nearly $320 million in local tax money is used to dispose of junk mail, and more than 100 million trees are used to create pulpwood for paper products. While the United States Postal Service does not have a one-stop method for reducing junk mail,...
  • Thousands of nonprofits may lose tax-exempt status

    05/15/2010 6:16:40 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 29 replies · 1,219+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2010 | Molly Hottle
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 200,000 small nonprofits across the nation are days away from losing their tax-exempt status because they haven't filed a new form with the Internal Revenue Service.</p> <p>Many of these groups already operate on razor-thin budgets and some worry an unexpected tax bill could force organizations to close.</p>
  • One-Fourth of Nonprofits Are to Lose Tax Breaks

    04/23/2010 3:37:24 AM PDT · by Palter · 22 replies · 1,535+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 22 April 2010 | STEPHANIE STROM
    As many as 400,000 nonprofit organizations are weeks away from a doomsday. At midnight on May 15, an estimated one-fifth to one-quarter of some 1.6 million charities, trade associations and membership groups will lose their tax exemptions, thanks to a provision buried in a 2006 federal bill aimed at pension reform. “It’s going to be an unholy mess once these organizations realize what’s happened to them,” said Diana Aviv, president of the Independent Sector, a nonprofit trade group. The federal legislation passed in 2006 required all nonprofits to file tax forms the following year. Previously, only organizations with revenues of...
  • Feds gave AFL's non-profit $28.5 million; U.S. Chamber's non-profit got zilch

    03/21/2010 10:16:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 271+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/21/10 | Mark Tapscott
    Among the most important sub-texts in the year-long national debate over Obamacare has been the massive support for the proposal by organized labor and the opposition of most of the business community. Erick Erickson, the dough-faced, take-no-prisoners proprietor of the Redstate.com blog and CNN's newest political analyst, offers an interesting tidbit of information that helps illuminate the Labor vs Business factor in the Obamacare debate. Seems the chief organized labor non-profit is the AFL-CIO's American Center for International Labor Solidarity, aka the Solidarity Center.
  • California ACORN breaks off into new nonprofit group

    01/14/2010 12:34:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 272+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/14/10 | Kate Linthicum
    The community organization group will keep the same mission and many of the same staffers, but will not belong to the troubled national alliance. California ACORN has broken away from its embattled parent organization to form a new nonprofit group, a move that observers say might foreshadow other defections that would seriously undermine one of the nation's largest and most politically powerful community organizations.
  • ACORN Funded Political, For-Profit Efforts, Data Show

    09/25/2009 2:53:05 PM PDT · by radioone · 14 replies · 672+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2009 | ACORN Funded Political, For-Profit Efforts, Data Show
    According to the Grassley report, charities "are being used to raise monies which are then funneled to other charities or to other organizations for purposes other than what the donor may have intended. . . . Dollars raised for charitable [purposes] appear to be used for impermissible lobbing and political activity."
  • The War on Philanthropy

    07/16/2009 7:35:59 AM PDT · by Jbny · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 16th | David Billet
    He is a kind of Society for th’ Prevention of Croolty to Money. If he finds a man misusin’ his money, he takes it away fr’m him an’ adopts it. —MR. DOOLEY Charity is said to be a virtue without compare, and yet we all know that it arouses suspicion—about the giver’s display of his generosity, the recipient’s dependency, some essential inequity that the gift only reinforces. Perhaps for this reason, Maimonides argued that the highest level of charity was not charity at all but rather helping the needy find the means by which to earn their own living. In...
  • Google drops idea to buy newspaper(not before massive set of MSM bankruptcies)

    05/21/2009 9:02:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 303+ views
    FT ^ | 05/20/09 | Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Chrystia Freeland
    Google drops idea to buy newspaper By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York and Chrystia Freeland in London Published: May 20 2009 22:00 | Last updated: May 20 2009 23:30 Google has considered buying a newspaper or using its charitable arm to support news businesses seeking non-profit status, but is now unlikely to pursue either option, Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive, told the Financial Times. His comments, in an interview with FT.com, will cool speculation that the deep-pocketed search engine operator might save franchises such as the New York Times that are struggling with debts and declining advertising revenue. Google...
  • What Is the Social Innovation Fund?

    05/06/2009 9:27:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 448+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 7:55 pm | n/a
    Note: Includes a photo. Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 7:55 pm What Is the Social Innovation Fund? Last night the First Lady discussed the Social Innovation Fund at the Time 100 Most Influential People Awards; we asked Michele Jolin, Senior Advisor for Social Innovation for the Domestic Policy Council, to tell us about it: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, fulfilling a campaign pledge. The Fund will identify...
  • Cornerstone to the Obama Agenda

    04/02/2009 3:51:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 871+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Conservatives are big financiers of the spread of socialism by nonprofits. Bigger even than billionaire George Soros. There are tens of thousands of liberal nonprofits on the public dole. Conservatives tend to focus attention and even outrage on a few large and notorious taxpayer-funded nonprofits such as ACORN, Planned Parenthood and AARP. That focus, though, is too myopic. Liberals know how to use nonprofits to "change" America. With the daily bombardment against our free-market, constitutional senses by the Obama-Pelosi-Reid regime, we may be ignoring the nonprofit foundation of their comprehensive socialist agenda. And conservatives are helping to pay for it,...
  • Non-profit head steals over $400,000 from needy children

    04/07/2009 11:13:46 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 32 replies · 1,474+ views
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/Non-profit-head-steals-over-400000-from-needy-children-42 | 04-07-2009 | AP
    The head of a Philadelphia nonprofit organization is facing charges he used more than $400,000 in state taxpayer funds intended to poor childern and elderly residents to finance a lavish lifestyle.