Eric Trump Foundation Is Under Fire

It looks like the charity scandal apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Trump family, as Eric Trump is under fire for his own Eric Trump Foundation’s seeming inability to follow IRS rules for charities. Chief among the problems is widespread conflict of interest, as the foundation regularly makes donations to pet projects […]

American Civil Liberties Union: Protecting Americans’ Rights

The American Civil Liberties Union is an incredibly important organization in the U.S. that protects the rights that are enshrined in the Constitution. It was founded in the years after World War I to protect the civil liberties of those who were being rounded up and persecuted in the name of the fear of Communism. […]

Non-Profit Picks Up EPA’s Water Testing Slack

As the water crisis continues in Flint, MI, a non-profit group is stepping up to help. The problem in Flint is that the city is inundated with contaminated water, which contains traces of lead that are high enough to cause permanent damage to people, especially young children, who drink it. As the state and federal […]

San Francisco Church Wins Legal Fight Against its Own Nonprofit

Recently, a church in San Francisco, and the nonprofit that it founded in 1969, settled a contentious lawsuit out of court. Third Baptist Church sued Third Baptist Gardens because the latter had intended to sell the housing they had built for people on Section 8 rental assistance. Those people, who pay small portions of their […]

New Microsoft Branch Supports Non-Profits

Microsoft recently launched a new branch called Microsoft Philanthropies, which has vowed to donate technology to 70,000 organizations around the world in the next three years. Their stated goal is to help non-profits, NGOs, and university researchers gain access to cloud-computing and other technologies that businesses use for low cost data storage. This could be […]

Political Watchdog Calls Out FEC for Not Acting Against Nonprofit

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a political watchdog group that is calling for a criminal investigation of three conservatives who are connected to a “dark money” nonprofit. William Canfield, Scott Reed, and Wayne Berman have been connected to the Commission for Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO), and now-defunct nonprofit which spent […]

Facebook Launches New Fundraising Tool

Facebook is piloting a new iteration of its charity donation button and continues to make its platforms more useful for non-profit organizations as it launches a new fundraising tool called Fundraisers. The Silicon-Valley based company explained that with this tool, non-profit organizations could create a fundraising page, tell their campaign story, gather supporters, collect donations, […]

Refoundry Helps Former Inmates Create Home Furnishings and Build New Lives

Two-thirds of people released from prison are rearrested within three years, according to the National Institute of Justice, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. One non-profit organization is aiming to change that and has established a way to employ former prisoners, turning them into entrepreneurs. Refoundry, an innovative Brooklyn nonprofit, trains former […]

New Non-Profit Group Aims to Revitalize Trenton, NJ

Trenton, New Jersey has seen better days, and like many cities around the country, there are people looking to revitalize their hometown. In the case of Trenton, that effort will be made, at least in part, by the newly formed Greater Trenton, an independent non-profit formed to help promote and fund economic development and revitalization […]