The W&O Blog occasionally goes outside the firm to seek helpful insight from other experts and innovators in the nonprofit sector. This guest post is by Sherry Quam Taylor of QuamTaylor LLC. Sherry provides organizational and development counsel to equip nonprofit leaders with tangible strategies to grow into the next phase of their mission.
The Supreme Court of the United States recently refused to hear federal appeals from five states concerning the legality of same-sex marriage. As explained in the Chicago Tribune, “When the Supreme Court declines to hear a case — known as "denying cert" — it can seem anticlimactic. Instead of dramatic oral arguments and protests outside the court, we get a written notification that the decision of an appeals court will stand. But sometimes, denying cert is an earthquake. And that's what happened last week. The court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases from Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah,
On Sunday, October 5, 2014, hundreds of religious leaders preached politics from the pulpit -- part of a now annual tradition and nationwide protest against the IRS’s ban on nonprofit involvement in political campaign activity. Known as “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” the event is organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom. While tax practitioners, scholars, and religious leaders often question the IRS ban’s constitutionality, active violation of the ban warrants great caution and discretion. Believers need not – and should not be required to – cabin their faith, but they need to proc