Politics and political activity are sticky and difficult subjects for nonprofits, particularly in recent years. Even a hint of political activity is enough to raise a lot of blood pressure for both sides. It’s difficult to avoid, because politics is everywhere, and it directly affects everyone no … [Read more...] about Pitfalls of Political Activity for Nonprofits
It’s important for a nonprofit to instill confidence in the people who donate as well as the people they serve. Allowing attendance at board and other meetings is a good way to accomplish this goal. Illinois, like every US state, has “open meeting” laws that apply to governmental bodies. Nonprofits … [Read more...] about Do “Open Meeting” Laws Apply To Illinois Nonprofit Organizations?
The US has over 1.3 million nonprofit organizations nationwide and nearly 48,000 of them are in the Chicago metropolitan area. These organizations provide a variety of services that benefit members of a community in different ways. Some of Chicago’s largest nonprofits include: Lions Club … [Read more...] about Why Are Nonprofit Organizations Important In Chicago, IL?
One of the most common misconceptions is that your nonprofit is automatically tax-exempt. Another is that all nonprofits are, too. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple, but there are advantages to getting a tax-exempt number for your organization. Why Seek Out Tax Exemption? Having a … [Read more...] about Filing A Tax-Exempt Application For An Illinois Nonprofit?