Nonprofit Newswire | October 7, 2010

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The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireGroup Asks Baucus to Investigate Political Activity of Nonprofits

October 6, 2010; Washington Independent | Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) wrote a letter to the IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman asking for a thorough investigation into the use of tax-exempt groups for political activity.—Aaron Lester


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireGame Changer? Gates Foundation Funds ABC News

October 6, 2010; New York Times | The Times reports that the Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to ABC News to travel the world, reporting on various health crises and suggesting solutions.—Ruth McCambridge


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireFoundation Head Might Not Have Used His Head

October 6, 2010; Albuquerque Journal | The executive director of the Albuquerque Community Foundation claims his appearance in a TV commercial for New Mexico gubernatorial hopeful Diane Denish didn't violate federal laws that prohibit foundations from engaging in political activities.—Bruce Trachtenberg


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireBank of America Issues Grants for Microloans

October 6, 2010; Wall Street Journal | With the announcement of 40 grants to nonprofit community lenders, Bank of America continues to set the pace on supporting community development financial institutions.—Rick Cohen


The Nonprofit Quarterly Nonprofit NewswireNonprofit Clinic for the Poor Opens in Affluent Suburb

October 6, 2010; Dall Morning News | The suburbanization of poverty, particularly in inner ring suburbs, doesn't mean that the poor don't need help.—Rick Cohen


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Nonprofits Would Like City To Curb Plans for New Fee

October 6, 2010; Times | A proposal would require all building owners, including tax-exempt organizations, to pay a "curb" fee based on how much of their property fronts the city's streets.—Bruce Trachtenberg


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