The headlines in 2012 were all about looking to the future.
While there were some stories with immediate consequences, the effects of most of the headlines will only rear their heads in 2013 (at the earliest). Change in the wind? Yes. On the ground, not so much.
So what's in store for...Read more »
With such as significant portion of donations to Israel’s charities coming from the United States, changes in American legislation can have a profound impact on Israeli nonprofit organizations.
For this reason, I happily agreed to co-host (along with Charlie Kalech of J-Town Productions) Laura Solomon, an attorney based in Philadelphia who specializes in nonprofits. ...Read more »
The June 26th Conference Organized by Guidestar Israel -- a collaborative project of the Justice Department, Registrar of Corporations, Guidestar International, NP Tech, Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and Yad Hanadiv (a.k.a. The Rothchild Foundation) -- was June’s best prediction for "The Tomorrow of Jewish Philanthropy."
In the global nonprofit sector there is much talk of...Read more »
This renewed focus may make Israeli charities that get funding from the US a little jittery – particularly following the IRS’s release of two private letter rulings (2010 and 2012) that denied exemption to new organizations seeking exemption for American charities that planned to do fundraising for Israeli charities. In any case, it should...Read more »
"Why or why not should one be incorporated?" is the question American lawyer Don Kramer asked in his Weekly E-Newsletter back in 2010.
For Mr. Kramer, the question is a legal one. The pros and cons that he outlines deal with personal liability and procedural/substantive questions. His fantastically succinct answer refers to state statute...Read more »
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I was dismayed when I heard that some American (and European) Foundations are requiring amutot to have the Se'if 46a status, which declares donations to a charity to be tax-deductible.
This latest phenomenon demonstrates a lack of understanding of the intricacies of international nonprofit regulations and makes it harder for worthy...Read more »
This week: Regulations • Strategy & Accountability • Fundraising & Marketing • Tech • Op-Ed Read more »