Editors’ note: In this interview, Cindy M. Lott, who has worked with the state charities regulation and enforcement community for many years and who is now also working with the federal regulators, discusses the overall regulatory landscape of nonprofits. Lott sees a shift occurring at both the state and federal levels, with a new balance in the process of being struck—particularly in light of changing priorities and subsequent resource allocation at both levels of government. She views this shift as a harbinger of further change in the nonprofit sector. Continue reading “The Shifting Boundaries of Nonprofit Regulation and Enforcement: A Conversation with Cindy M. Lott”
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today announced a civil settlement with a Bucks County woman who was the intended beneficiary of more than $36,000 in charitable giving after she falsely claimed she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal cancer. Continue reading “Pennsylvania: Bucks County woman who allegedly lied about having terminal cancer reaches settlement with Attorney General’s office”
We are thrilled to share this historic news about open, nonprofit data.
Just three years after the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) published its groundbreaking report, Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, the IRS has released electronically-filed nonprofit tax forms in bulk, as open, machine-readable data to the public. Continue reading “The Aspen Institute: Nonprofit Data Project Updates”
We are excited to announce that over one million electronic IRS 990 filings are available via Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Filings from 2011 to the present are currently available and the IRS will add new 990 filing data each month. Continue reading “Amazon Web Services: IRS 990 Filing Data Now Available as an AWS Public Data Set”
They Allegedly Tricked Consumers Into Paying for Overpriced Household Goods
Adli Dasuqi and his companies, American Handicapped Inc. and American Handicapped and Disadvantaged Workers Inc., have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into buying household products on the false pretext that the proceeds would go to help disabled people. The defendants will be banned from making any similar claims in the future.