1/8/16 ADVOCACY UPDATE: THE IRS HAS RETRACTED REGULATIONS FOR DONOR INFORMATION – THANKS TO YOU!

January 8th, 2016: UPDATE:  The Treasury Department and IRS announced today that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation that you worked so hard to defeat. Together, we did it! The proposed regulations would added a new informational tax return (“Donee Report”) would have required the nonprofit … Continue reading1/8/16 ADVOCACY UPDATE: THE IRS HAS RETRACTED REGULATIONS FOR DONOR INFORMATION – THANKS TO YOU!

The 84th Texas Legislative Session is over, now what? Expert Rick Meyer has your answers.

The dust has settled. The rotunda is quiet. The legislators have returned to their respective districts. But our work has just begun. TANO caught up with Texas public policy & nonprofit expert Rick Meyer to get his perspective on recently passed legislation, how nonprofit organizations can … Continue readingThe 84th Texas Legislative Session is over, now what? Expert Rick Meyer has your answers.

6/2/15: Texas Legislative Summary for Nonprofits – Last Day of Session Report

Former TANO Board Chair and expert on the Texas Legislature Richard Meyer’s Last Day of Session was released today.  Read on for Mr. Meyer’s take on how the Lege performed, and how legislation passed (or not passed) during the 84th session affect the Texas nonprofit sector: As the haze … Continue reading6/2/15: Texas Legislative Summary for Nonprofits – Last Day of Session Report

4/13/15: ACTION ALERT – Texas Legislature May Abolish the Texas Nonprofit Council.

TANO partner and legal expert Richard Meyer’s newest blog is out, and it concerns the Texas Nonprofit Council. The Council was formed to enhance the presence of the nonprofit sector in state government. The Council’s livelyhood is at stake, and it’s time for YOU to … Continue reading4/13/15: ACTION ALERT – Texas Legislature May Abolish the Texas Nonprofit Council.

The Texas Legislature has been in session for over 60 Days. What does that mean for your nonprofit?

Image courtesy of nonprofitlawandpolicy.com With the 84th Texas Legislature moving past its 60 day period, an important event has taken place: 6,000 (no, that is not a typo) bills have been filed for debate in the upcoming months.  This broad spectrum of legislation can appear overwhelming, … Continue readingThe Texas Legislature has been in session for over 60 Days. What does that mean for your nonprofit?

How is Sequestration Hurting Your Organization and Community?

Tell us how sequestration is hurting your organization and community: go to the Council of Nonprofits’ GiveVoice.org website. Share Your Nonprofit’s Story and Data Questions have emerged over whether the negative consequences of the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration have been over or understated. Some members … Continue readingHow is Sequestration Hurting Your Organization and Community?