MANDATORY Compliance with the I.R.S.’ VOLUNTARY Best Practices

"Rise Above" by KaleCraneA charitable foundation’s worst fear is that its grant will be used for non-charitable purposes. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) stresses that this risk increases drastically when dealing with foreign grant making and expenditures.[1] The U.S. Department of the Treasury released its third and final version of its “Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines: Voluntary Best Practices for U.S. Based Charities” (VBP) in September of 2006 to help charities implement procedures that will reduce the risk of unintended diversions of funds to terrorist causes.

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Patrick Swayze’s Motivational Message to Nonprofits

Patrick Swayze: He was awesome. With that said, can nonprofit organizations benefit from the wisdom of his awesomeness? Absolutely. For starters, if nonprofit execs would have his dance moves, I think that they would find fundraising a much easier task. For ideas on how to apply said moves, I would suggest his classic Saturday Night Live “Chippendale” skit with Chris Farley. Lacking Patrick’s groove thang, there is still what to gain. Continue reading