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More on Charitable Organizations and Marijuana

Last Friday, Phil Hackney posted on this blog about IRS Denial 201615018 (4/8/16), in which the IRS denied tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) to an organization that planned to support the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana in a state in which such activities were legal.  1,243 more words

Tax Policy

Dark Days: Blindfolding Nonprofit Regulators

By: Philip Hackney.

The Ways and Means Committee voted Thursday in favor of a bill, H.R. 5053, that would seriously hamper the ability of the IRS to enforce charitable tax law and nonprofit tax law generally. 1,803 more words

Tax Policy

Plan To Leave A Legacy

“Leaving a legacy” can mean many different things.  A legacy can be your reputation. People often refer to the legacy a president will leave. A president’s legacy would be something he has done for which he will be remembered. 684 more words


Pets of the Homeless

Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless.” 231 more words


Volunteers and Staff

Monday, April 4, 2016

In the charity where I work, as in many others, we volunteers work with paid staff.  Normally, it’s a very comfortable and friendly relationship, but at times there are tensions and even conflicts between members of both groups.  808 more words


Philanthropy: from Charity to Prosocial Investment

Contribution to the March 2016 edition of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) newsletter. PDF version here.

Philanthropy can take many forms. It ranges from the student who showed up at my doorstep with a collection tin to raise small contributions for legal assistance to the poor to the recent announcement by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan of the establishment of a $42 billion charitable foundation. 655 more words

Charitable Organizations

Crisis in Berlin and Paris

Crisis in Berlin and Paris

Dr Christina Fuhr reflects on the recent event “Crisis in Berlin and Paris: Diversity, Culture, and the Good Life”.

Europe has been hit by various crises in recent years: (1) the financial crisis followed by a time of austerity, (2) the terrorism and national security crisis reflected in the targeted murders of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo and shoppers at a kosher superstore in January 2015 as well as in the mass shootings in November 2015 in Paris and the aftermath, and, (3) the refugee crisis – particularly visible in Germany. 794 more words