Public Policy & Legal Issues

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Released: 11/2010

A guide provided by the IRS outlining the law and its restrictions, detail reporting requirements, IRS forms that must be filed, and a summary of record keeping obligations for private foundations.

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Released: 08/2013

A publication of the Internal Revenue Service, this document addresses activities that may jeopardize a charity's exempt status, recordkeeping, required public disclosures and other issues of importance to public charities.

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Released: 04/2015

The latest estimated value of volunteer time is $23.07 per hour. The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations can use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 04/2007

The Accountability Self-Assessment Tool is a comprehensive and flexible resource that private foundations (family, independent or corporate) can use to help ensure that they are complying with all relevant federal laws and regulations

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Resource Type: Sample Documents



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Released: 06/2013

This handbook is for 501(c)(3) nonprofits, both public charities and private foundations, and provides an explanation of simple advocacy tactics that will empower you to take action and further your mission.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 10/2012

The legal staff at the Packard Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and Moore Foundation developed this free, first-of-its-kind resource, which covers the basic legal rules around what staff are allowed to fund and engage in at a private foundation.

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Released: 02/2021

This summary from the Michigan League for Public Policy provides highlights of the entire 2022 budget proposal.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 10/2015

This publication will examine the common elements of the state and federal religious exemption laws, review the national landscape of religious exemption legislation and litigation, demonstrate how religious exemption laws have had serious unintended consequences, and examine the impact of broad religious exemption laws on the LGBT community.

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Resource Type: Research, Data & Reports



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Released: 10/2021

This document outlines CMF's government relations goals.

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