In this three-part series, TechSoup’s General Counsel provides an overview of "due diligence" in the charitable sector. Part I examines the meaning of the term, with an overview of how it applies specifically to U.S. funders and international grantees.
Contributed by Selma Moreira, Executive Director, Baobá Fund for Racial Equity
Promoting racial equity is one of the main challenges of the 21st century: now it is the time to put an end to injustices perpetuated by the past centuries that keep a significant portion of humanity in the margins of the society.
It feels like there is very little to celebrate in the world right now as we find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, systemic oppression of the Black community, and a climate crisis. Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for actors in the social sector to come together and support those who need it most.
As discussed in a previous post, a nonprofit organization that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes may be deemed a public charity (and not a private foundation) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) in one of three principal ways.
Based in Netanya, Israel, itworks was created in 2006 after its founder Ifat Baron noticed the systemic problem that highly-qualified individuals from diverse communities lacked access to high-level positions in Israel's tech industry. Baron established itworks to narrow these employment gaps and increase diversity in Israel's high-tech sector.
The recent events of police brutality across the U.S., sparked by the death of George Floyd, have led to massive waves of protests against systemic racism. Here are a few pointers for supporting your employees and colleagues at such a difficult time.
A year ago we published an article describing the nondiscrimination requirements that apply to all non-U.S. schools that undergo Equivalency Determinations. Such requirements are intended to ensure that no charitable, tax-exempt school would treat its students inequitably by virtue of their race, ethnicity, or national origin.
The annual PEAK Grantmaking Conference is something that we look forward to every year. It is a time to see our amazing members face to face, share our work, and meet incredible changemakers from across the United States. This year, however, has turned out quite a bit different as PEAK prioritized public health recommendations and the safety of its attendees by moving the conference online.
In this latest installment of "ExpertEASE," Merrill Sovner, Barry Gaberman, and William Moody answer questions about pooled funds and their implications for international giving.
The Doctrine of Cy Pres (“Cy Pres” or “the doctrine” for short) is derived from French, meaning "as near as possible" (aussi pres que possible, in modern French). The doctrine, as it relates to charitable giving, is particularly applicable in trusts and estates law.