How to fix the IRS nonprofit division

By Julie Patel

Employees, reformers offer three recommendations for improving the agency's flagging nonprofit division.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fred Wertheimer":

"… s this kind of work into account as they come up with new rules.”  Fred Wertheimer, president of reform group Democracy 21, added in an email to support …"

Nonprofits spend money on campaigns despite benefactors' warnings

By Julie Patel

Despite warning, four nonprofits spent money on 2012 elections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Tax Reform":

"… for Responsible Leadership, American Future Fund, American Commitment and Americans for Tax Reform — did so anyway, without suffering any apparent harm, shows how little o …"

"… all applicable laws and regulations” as well as commitments to donors. Americans for Tax Reform, led by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, received $350,000 from the Cent …"

"… d by the Center for Responsive Politics. The two grants comprised most of Americans for Tax Reform’s overall revenue of $31 million in 2012, according to its tax return. ( …"

"… on, meaning at least some of the political spending was from grant money. Americans for Tax Reform spent $320,514 opposing Berkley and most of the rest of its political doll …"

Nonprofits' failure to report political activity to IRS raises questions

By Julie Patel

Nonprofits are required to report poltical activity to the IRS — Center finds three that did not and one that underreported.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Politics":

"… of independent expenditures that year, according to Center for Responsive Politics and FEC records. The money paid for an ad supporting Tim Burns, the Repub …"

News outlets unearth more Donors Trust recipients

By Paul Abowd

Series of recent reports aim to reveal beneficiaries of Donors Trust dollars.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Hampshire":

"… ee State” plan for libertarians to migrate to and take over the state of New Hampshire. In 2009, Donors Trust passed about $600,000 in donations to Shimer Colle …"

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Cato Institute":

"… onors Trust, Ball was the director of development for the libertarian Cato Institute, which Charles Koch was instrumental in founding. “We think they’re g …"

Daily Disclosure: Web video implies Biden ‘on something’ in debate

By Rachael Marcus

Video paid for by 'social' welfare' nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Cato Institute":

"… co-founder with billionaire conservative Charles Koch, of the libertarian Cato Institute.Rich’s organizations have been criticized for operating under the guise …"

Solyndra investor's foundation status called into question

By Amy Biegelsen

Senator questions tax status of George Kaiser's foundation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foundation":

"… nor to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, the non-profit George Kaiser Family Foundation describes itself as “a charitable organization dedicated to breaking the …"

"… so lost out on the tremendous subsidy it provided the George Kaiser Family Foundation through the charitable contribution deduction.”The Foundation did not im …"

Funders

The Climate Change Lobby is generously supported by a grant from the Deer Creek Foundation and is part of an ongoing investigative series on

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foundation":

"… limate Change Lobby is generously supported by a grant from the Deer Creek Foundation and is part of an ongoing investigative series on “clean coal” and cli …"

"… t for the Center is provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John …"

"… rovided by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. …"

"… the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Park Foundation, t …"

Following The Money (Part 2)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Charitable bedfellows: Howard Rich’s interlocking foundations

Excerpts from this story referencing "Howard Rich":

"… the ALG Foundation that year, according to a federal tax return signed by Howard Rich, one of the organization’s directors. Rich and the foundation’s affili …"

"… g to a federal tax return signed by the organization’s chairman — also Howard Rich.  In their federal tax returns for 2004, both foundations listed …"

Following The Money (Part 1)

By Jim Morris and Robert Brodsky

Are Howard Rich’s organizations really what they say they are?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Howard Rich":

"… or otherwise connected to ALG’s chairman, New York real estate investor Howard Rich. A review of these documents by the Center shows that the Rich-connec …"