The IRS announced on May 22 that it will substantially revise substantially its proposed Section 501(c)(4) regulations regarding politically-related activities. This retrenchment follows in the wake of great consternation expressed through more than 150,000 publicly filed comments.
Partnering with commercial businesses can be a great way for nonprofit organizations to fundraise. Over the past decade, cause-marketing relationships between nonprofit and commercial businesses have grown exponentially in popularity. Campaigns like Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives, Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, American Express’ The Members Project, Nike’s Livestrong Bracelets, and The Gap’s Product Red are all great examples of long-term cause marketing relationships that have helped generate millions of dollars for their respective charities.
Churches and other religious institutions are supposed to be places of peace and refuge. Yet they inherently draw people with deep hurts, brewing anger, and even unstable mental illnesses. What should responsible church leaders do when faced with a person who threatens violence or otherwise poses a danger to others?