How difficult is it for a non-U.S. NGO to qualify as equivalent to a U.S. public charity?

The four most common reasons that an NGO cannot be certified as a public charity equivalent under U.S. law are: (1) political activity, (2) excessive lobbying, (3) improper dissolution clauses, and (4) failure to meet public charity financial support requirements. In addition, NGOsource will be unable to issue an ED if the NGO is not responsive to NGOsource’s requests for information or fails to provide all required materials.