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17 February 2005

IN THE NEWS

NAACP Says IRS Summons Illegal, Politically Motivated

On Jan. 27 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) declined to respond to a summons from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an audit based on charges of illegal partisan activity. The NAACP said the agency did not follow proper procedures and its actions are politically motivated. The IRS denied its motives are political and referred the allegation to the Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration. The audit is unusual because it is based on NAACP Chairman Julian Bond's July 2004 convention speech that criticized Bush administration policies.

IRS Clarifies Rules for Foundation Funding for Lobbying

A recent letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the Washington, DC-based nonprofit, Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), sheds light on the rules that govern private foundation lobbying. The request from CLPI contained a series of questions aimed at clarifying the law on foundation support of nonprofits that engage in lobbying. The response from the IRS dispels the misperception that foundation funding of nonprofits that lobby is inappropriate and illegal.

16 February 2005

YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS of ME

HOW TO MANAGE SMART PEOPLE

After spending nine years at Microsoft
managing some of the brightest people in the
world, SCOTT BERKUN has a few tips to share
on the black art of managing the best.

GO TO:

http://changethis.com/13.SmartPeople

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Special Infrastructure Issue!

Go to:

http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/section/496.html
to download your complimentary copy of NPQ's (Non profit Quarterly) special issue on nonprofit infrastructure.

This issue is the culmination of work of a national group of nonprofit organizations (PDF) and the articles illustrate the crucial and varied roles national infrastructure groups play in strengthening the work of nonprofit organizations.

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