NONPROFITS

The old town hall in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

With so many old buildings in New England, it’s not unusual to see old mills or even churches transform into retail space or condominiums. But what about town halls taking on a new purpose?

Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

A group opposed to the sale of artwork by the Berkshire Museum calls a judge's decision on Thursday that the museum could proceed "terribly disappointing" and says most of it could end up out of public view.

When the massive omnibus spending bill was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump last month, Community Development Block Grants actually received an eight percent funding increase through September 2020.

Lawmakers in Washington and Tallahassee have discussed a lot of ideas to reduce school shootings, but on the hardest questions — like what to do about guns — there is just no clear consensus.

There are few signs of clarity from President Trump, who has taken a leading role in the debate without providing strong direction to solve the problem.

Newman's Own Rescued From Tax Snafu

Feb 26, 2018

Newman’s Own Foundation CEO Bob Forrester thanked Connecticut’s U.S. Senators for helping it escape a tax provision that would have threatened its existence.  

Updated at 6:35 p.m. ET Saturday

As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.

The brands — ranging from insurance companies to airlines to rental car agencies — announced their decisions on social media, many apparently in direct response to tweets demanding change under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.

A macro view of a dollar bill.
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Todd Wallack of The Boston Globe looked at documents filed with the IRS over the past seven years, and found more than 70 examples of fraud, diversion of assets and other losses at charities in New England. 

Save the Children officials told reporters at its headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut, that it has suspended programs in Afghanistan indefinitely after three aid workers died in an attack on its offices in Jalalabad this morning.

Cash and income tax forms.
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With the new year comes a new tax code, and some nonprofits are concerned changes to the tax law could mean fewer donations in 2018.

When you file your 2018 income taxes, you might notice that the standard deduction has essentially doubled. Exemptions will likely be eliminated and in its place, you might see a larger tax credit per dependent claimed. But it also raises at least one other big question: will you give as much to charity?

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