Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Local: State auditor says most people don't know what his office does : ENCToday

Local: State auditor says most people don't know what his office does : ENCToday: "Near the top of his achievement list is dealing with reporting by nonprofit groups.

He credits the General Assembly for passing 2004 legislation providing for closer monitoring of nonprofit organizations.

'We're doing a better job of training the nonprofit agencies and verifying that they are they are being properly monitored,' he said. 'They may not sound big, but there are thousands of nonprofits.'"

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Business - Nonprofits get a break - sacbee.com

Business - Nonprofits get a break - sacbee.com: "California nonprofit organizations now have a streamlined and faster way to get the papers they need to operate exempt from state taxes.

Until now, charitable organizations created for religious, educational, scientific or other philanthropic purposes had to formally file applications to operate tax-exempt with both the Internal Revenue Service and the state Franchise Tax Board. If approved, the group would get a 'determination letter' granting them tax-exempt status."

Monday, July 14, 2008

Lawmakers To Help Volunteers, Nonprofits With Gas - Baltimore News Story - WBAL Baltimore

Lawmakers To Help Volunteers, Nonprofits With Gas - Baltimore News Story - WBAL Baltimore: "State officials said they're pushing for immediate relief for nonprofit organizations and small businesses such as Meals on Wheels, an organization that said it has lost more than 130 volunteer drivers this year because they drive their own cars and pay for their own gas."

Social clubs look for winning ticket on jackpot legislation - Evening Sun

Social clubs look for winning ticket on jackpot legislation - Evening Sun: "Most private social groups are used to working for a cause, and a lot of them want to be able to raise even more money for charity.

But a bill that would allow them to up the jackpots on small games of chance - a bill that passed the state House of Representatives last year - has languished.

The question of just what the groups can do about was explored this week, when representatives from private clubs across York County gathered for a meeting at the Hawk Gunning Club in Springettsbury Township to discuss House Bill 169."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

California Chronicle | Governor Signs Evans Legislation Expanding Non-Profit Ties with Wine Industry

California Chronicle | Governor Signs Evans Legislation Expanding Non-Profit Ties with Wine Industry: "The Governor signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) to help non-profit organizations organize fundraising events with wine donated from California´s wine industry."