Could a strong organizational founder doom a nonprofit organization to serious problems in the long term? Elizabeth Schmidt explores the question, in the July 8 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Ms. Schmidt discusses a phenomenon frequently discussed in nonprofit literature, and commonly described as “founder’s syndrome.”
Some people celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. As a nonprofit tax attorney, I prefer to contemplate our country’s rich history of income tax exemption accorded to our nation’s religious institutions. (And then head for the holiday picnic and sparklers!)
A. Start at the Beginning
Nonprofits Take Note: US Supreme Court Upholds Free Speech Rights for Organizations Receiving Federal Funding
Yesterday, the Supreme Court, in Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int'l, held unconstitutional a federal program that granted funds to participant organizations conditioned on expressly declaring their opposition to prostitution. The decision will likely have free speech and policy implications on nonprofits that receive federal funding as part of their programming budgets.