News from the National Council

US Department of Labor Receives Comments from Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits submitted comments to the US Department of Labor regarding overtime regulations.
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Charitable Deduction and Tax Reform

Nonprofit leaders are concerned about some of the proposed changes to the standard deduction outlined in the Unified Framework for Fixing Out Broken Tax Code released by GOP leaders.
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Response to “Religious Liberty” Executive Order

Both the National Council of Nonprofits and Independent Sector released statements in response to President Trump's “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” Executive Order.
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Nonprofits to Congress: Keep Partisan Politics Away from Nonprofit Missions

A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress today: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements.
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Preliminary Injunction Blocks Overtime Final Rule

A preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor's Overtime Final Rule has been issued by a federal district judge in Texas, meaning the new overtime rules will not go into effect on December 1. However, the Department of Labor will appeal the judge's decision and it's unclear whether or not the injunction will be made permanent.
Posted on: November 23, 2016

National Council of Nonprofits Releases Report on New Overtime Rule

In a new report, The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum, the National Council of Nonprofits presents the findings from a national survey of nonprofits with government grants and contracts regarding the challenges of compliance with the new overtime regulations.
Posted on: July 7, 2016

IRS Gift Substantiation Proposal Could Burden Nonprofits

Proposed regulations from the IRS would require nonprofits to file an additional return with the IRS and collect Social Security numbers for all donations of $250 or more.
Posted on: October 7, 2015

Mandatory Electronic Filing of Form 990s Proposed

Interest is growing in support of requiring most charitable nonprofits to file their IRS Form 990 annual informational tax returns electronically rather than submitting them on paper.
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Proposed Regulations Defining Political Activities of Some Nonprofits Stalled

The Internal Revenue Service recently acknowledged that it needs more time before publishing proposed regulations on “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Organizations on Political Campaign Intervention,” and some in Congress are trying to prevent the IRS from even thinking about the needed reform.
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Positive Change through Board Advocacy

The National Council of Nonprofits is launching a new campaign to raise awareness - specifically among nonprofit board members - that being an advocate for your nonprofit’s mission is an important role for every board member to play.
Posted on: October 16, 2014

National Nonprofit Movement Urges Senate Action on the America Gives More Act

Nonprofits across the country are calling on the US Senate to pass the America Gives More Act.
Posted on: August 26, 2014

Two New Reports on Government-Nonprofit Contracting

The National Council of Nonprofits and The Urban Institute both released reports today on government-nonprofit contracting: one highlighting problem areas and possible solutions, and the other providing state and national data on contracting practices.
Posted on: May 15, 2014

Proposal to Regulate Social Welfare Nonprofits Under Fire

Partisans and nonpartisan nonprofits alike are expressing the common view that proposed regulations from the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service should be withdrawn.
Posted on: February 24, 2014

Government Seeks Help in Clarifying New OMB Guidance on Federal Grantmaking

The federal government wants to know what you want to know. Specifically, federal officials are asking nonprofits and others affected by the new OMB Guidance on uniform grant reform to tell them what is unclear and what needs extra explanations.
Posted on: February 11, 2014

New OMB Guidance on Indirect Costs

The National Council of Nonprofits has released a comprehensive review of the OMB's new guidance on indirect costs.
Posted on: January 14, 2014

Game-Changing Grants Guidance from OMB

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today released its long-anticipated overhaul of federal grants policies and procedures, and charitable nonprofits achieved several important goals that will strengthen organizations performing work in communities on behalf of governments and the nonprofit community as a whole.
Posted on: December 20, 2013

Urban Institute and National Council Release Government Contracting Report

Two recently released reports highlight the need to address the nature of how some governments interact with nonprofits through contracts and grants.
Posted on: December 11, 2013

Investing for Impact: Indirect Costs Are Essential for Success

Charitable nonprofits are less efficient and effective than they can be due to government policies and practices regarding payment for indirect costs, a new report from the National Council of Nonprofits finds.
Posted on: October 8, 2013

True or False: ACA Requires Nonprofits to Provide Health Insurance Coverage

While the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) has changed the way everyone will access health insurance coverage, charitable nonprofits (as with all employers) still have a choice whether or not to offer health insurance coverage to employees. However, it does requires ALL EMPLOYERS to inform all employees of the options available to them for accessing health insurance. This requirement goes into effect October 1, 2013.
Posted on: August 22, 2013

National Task Force to Improve Government-Nonprofit Contracting Practices Begins Work

As part of an ongoing initiative led by the National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits), the new National Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform Task Force is identifying and promoting proven solutions that streamline contracting policies, improve outcomes, and save taxpayers money, all while maintaining or even increasing accountability.
Posted on: July 2, 2013
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