Tax-exempt giving boosts West Bank settlements
As the U.S. government works to end the 40-year-old Jewish settlement effort and foster a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the U.S. Treasury is helping to sustain the settlements through tax breaks to U.S. groups making donations to support them, The New York Times reported July 5 (see tax-exempt giving story).
Companies use nonprofits to bypass earmark ban
To skirt a federal ban on funds earmarked for profit-making companies, corporate officials are creating nonprofits that qualify for federal funding, The New York Times reported July 4 (see nonprofits and earmarks story).
British official aims to boost charity mergers, fundraising
Britain’s new culture minister says civic society could be strengthened by more mergers and collaboration among nonprofits, and that he aims to help build fundraising capacity and standards in the arts and among charities overall, Civil Society reported July 2 (see British nonprofits story).