What You May Not Know About Charitable Giving in the U.S.

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 5. July 2012 08:52

The Giving USA annual report on 2011 charitable giving in the United States, released last week, found that overall charitable giving increased 3.9% from the prior year.  However, after adjustment for inflation, that increase was really only 0.9%.  A more detailed look included one interesting finding: individual giving to religious organizations is dropping.  The report reconfirmed some facts not generally well understood about charities.

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What is Reasonable Compensation for Presidents of Community Colleges?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 18. June 2012 11:03

After a report that presidents of New Jersey State Community Colleges were receiving much more than the US average salary of $165,000, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered a follow-up investigation of their compensation in early June.

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For Nonprofits, It’s All About the Board

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 25. April 2012 09:00

A recent blog by Lucy Marcus again brings home what being on the Board of a nonprofit means – a responsibility not to be taken lightly!

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Does Nonprofit “Good Governance” Lead to IRS Tax Compliance?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 20. April 2012 09:01

The Exempt Organizations division of IRS thinks so and has some preliminary evidence to back up the assertion. In a recent speech , EO Director Lois Lerner disclosed some current research results and plans for a more comprehensive look at the link between organizations that are well governed and their likeliness to be compliant with tax law.

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Whither Form 990 E-filing - or Is It Wither?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 19. March 2012 09:03

If you have ever wondered why nonprofit issues and compliance do not appear to be top priorities with the IRS, just review the statistics presented in an article in the most recent issue of the Statistics of Income (SOI) Bulletin - Winter 2012, published quarterly by the SOI, the research division of the IRS.

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