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 "Democracy 21":

"… me up with new rules.”  Fred Wertheimer, president of reform group Democracy 21, added in an email to supporters and others that changes to “flawed …"

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 "Jeff Flake":

"… ates with help from four so-called “dark money” nonprofits. Then-Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona and incumbent Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada benefited from $3.1 mi …"

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.

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 "North Dakota":

"… oard member Rudie Martinson, a former assistant state director for AFP’s North Dakota’s chapter, and Franklin’s vice president of strategic initiatives …"

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 "Foundation":

"… t year.CRP also discovered that the American Justice Partnership, Dunn’s Foundation for the Advancement of Right Thinking, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerc …"

"… ncement of Right Thinking, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and Farago Foundation have been past donors. All advocate for free-market and small government i …"

"… advocate for free-market and small government issues except for the Farago Foundation, whose mission wasn’t clear based on a review of their tax filing.The vi …"

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 "George B. Kaiser":

"… tatus of the foundation of a major investor in the solar company.Named for George B. Kaiser, a wealthy Oklahoma oilman and generous donor to Barack Obama’s 2008 cam …"

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 "Foundation":

"… rom the ALG Foundation.  …"

"… nations accounted for more than 96 percent of all contributions to the ALG Foundation that year, according to a federal tax return signed by Howard Rich, one of …"

"… -takings ballot initiatives in the West. The two donations to the ALG Foundation, as it turned out, came from a single donor: the LEAD Foundation, a charit …"

"… o the ALG Foundation, as it turned out, came from a single donor: the LEAD Foundation, a charitable organization in Illinois that says it’s dedicated to “th …"

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 "Foundation":

"… arian Cato Institute, as is Rich. He is also a director of the Susquehanna Foundation, as is Eric Brooks (see below).$36,500 from the American Education Reform …"

"… , as is Eric Brooks (see below).$36,500 from the American Education Reform Foundation, a tax-exempt organization in Milwaukee. The organization, which supported …"

"… national Group (see above). Brooks is a director of the Decision Education Foundation in Palo Alto, California; the biographical sketch of him on the organizati …"

"… ve Education Action Drive.” Brooks is also a director of the Susquehanna Foundation.The Center sought comment from all five donors; two responded.Susan Mitche …"