rick cohen | March 14 2013
The next really big battle for the nation’s policymakers is tax reform. NPQ will soon release a special issue of its print journal on this topic, but here are some preliminary thoughts.
rick cohen | March 7 2013
The nonprofit sector reacted with parochial panic about proposed changes to the charitable deduction, but shouldn’t it have paid more mind to the devastating blow dealt by sequestration budget cuts? Were we tricked?
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Do nonprofits have a right to claim economic losses when disaster hits? In the wake of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill in 2010, nonprofits suffered losses just like any other businesses in the impacted parts of the Gulf Coast. The new BP oil spill settlement process for making claims of economic losses is important for the region’s nonprofits to access—and for the nation’s nonprofits to understand if and when the next man-made, BP-type calamity hits.
Much of the most valuable programs and services of the federal government are delivered by nonprofits. That goes double for U.S. humanitarian and development assistance, where NGOs are critical players in delivering foreign aid to countries in need. Shouldn’t the USAID budget be a top priority advocacy item for the U.S. nonprofit sector?
In Part II of the Cohen Report’s review of President Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget, Rick Cohen examines elements of the budget with specific meaning for nonprofit sector capacity and productivity. Together with Part I here, examine the picture that the budget paints for nonprofits—challenges that go to the fundamental role of nonprofits in society and to the willingness and ability of the federal government to protect and sustain nonprofit capacity.
The President’s FY2014 budget proposal is out! What does it say to the nonprofit sector? Rick Cohen does a deep dive into the budget to find implications for nonprofits—much more than the charitable deduction. Read Part I here, Part II next week.
Philanthropy is reconsidering its approach to journalism as a critical element of civil society as more of it ends up seated in the nonprofit sector, but is that where the money is going? Peek in on a panel discussion on this emerging topic at the most recent Council on Foundations conference.
Three years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, some lawmakers are trying to thwart the health-care reforms it proscribes. This edition of the Cohen Report checks the vital signs of the ACA, with respect to the nonprofit sector.
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