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Starting a Nonprofit in a Bad Economy

Sounds like scary stuff, doesn't it?  The decision to start a nonprofit organization is difficult in the best of circumstances.  But in a downright frightening economic climate, does it make any sense at all?  Some experts are predicting that this…

Radical Changes to Form 990

For the first time since 1979, the IRS has completely overhauled the Form 990 - Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax.  And boy, is it a doozy!  This time, they weren't fooling around. "So what's new?," you ask.  Literally…

US Bans Thrift Stores (updated)

Got your attention? Good…because what we’ve got to report on will shock you…and could have a devastating impact on some charities and the families that depend on them. Congress, in a stroke of genius that was too smart by half,…

Answers to Reader Questions (Dec ’08)

At the end of most newsletters, we put out the call for "topic requests".  We wanted to get to some reader questions before the year ended. We will try to answer questions like these, that don't require a whole article, from time…

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