Will the public change the way it makes donations as a result of the Job Cuts and Jobs Act? And will your non-profit be impacted by those behavioral changes?
Our political landscape is constantly changing and your tax exempt status puts your organization in a unique position to impact the legislative process. The term “lobbying” has developed a negative connotation but in practice it can be a powerful tool for many organizations to further their exempt purpose. As these types of activities are under constant scrutiny by the public and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), your organization needs to ensure it is in compliance with the regulations as well as the record keeping and reporting requirements.
Each year during tax season, there always seems to be a new data breach or phishing scheme that reminds us how important cybersecurity is to all of us and our Organizations. It’s important to understand the risks associated with these data breaches and some best practices to protect your Organization from further damage.
Regardless of the focus of your not-for-profit, technology is now a part of everyday life and business. And if you collect donations as most not-for-profits do, you probably are collecting and storing, in some capacity, sensitive information that hackers may find very valuable in an attack (such as names, addresses, credit card information, etc.).