Pressing Issues

  • Alabama Ethics Panel Pulls Back

    December 13. 2016

    By BRYAN LYMAN Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Ethics Commission withdrew an opinion that nonprofits said was hurting their fundraising activities. Initially released in September, the opinion related to efforts by a nonprofit in McCalla to raise money for a sports complex. The opinion – which said that the state ethics law’s […] Read More

  • IRS Withdraws Controversial Proposal

    January 31. 2016

    Treasury, IRS Withdraw Controversial Gift Substantiation Proposal Citing overwhelming public opposition from almost 38,000 commenters, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that they have withdrawn their proposed regulation to create an alternative method for substantiating donations to charitable nonprofits. The proposed regulations would have permitted, but not required, charitable nonprofits to file a […] Read More

  • Is There a Difference Between Serving and Volunteering?

    January 15. 2016

    Is there a difference between serving and volunteering? I was asked recently to help with the Habitat for Humanity’s Annual meeting. It is a great event that brings together Habitat groups from all over the state to hear from experts, spend time sharing ideas and recognizing the work of staff and volunteers. I was excited […] Read More