Half a million nonprofits could lose their tax exemptions [News, 1.15]


Half a Million Nonprofits Could Lose Their Tax Exemptions (GuideStar, Jan. 2009 – via Tactical) – “The IRS estimates that that’s the number of smaller organizations that have failed to file a Form 990-N.” We should all help spread the word about this. As the article notes, “Smaller nonprofits make up as much as three-quarters of the nonprofit sector. Collectively they have a tremendous impact.”

PEOPLE
“Penelope Gross, Fairfax County supervisor, is the newly-elected board chairman [sic] of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.” (WBJ, 1/14)

PHILANTHROPY
With Assets Declining, Foundations Look to Congress for Help (PNN, 1/14) – “in a rare, direct push for legislative help” … “some foundations are lining up behind [COF’s Steve] Gunderson…”

– Seattle Times launches new blog, “The Business of Giving” 

HEALTH
House widens US child health care (BBC, 1/15) – Next stop, the Senate.