Summer 2016 – Digital Issue

Summer 2016 – Digital Issue

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The NEW Nonprofit Regulatory Environment: What You Should Know

Summer 2016: Volume 23, Issue 2


  • Welcome

  • Battlefield History and Status: First Amendment Tensions between Nonprofits and Governments
    In a brief history of nonprofit regulation, Jon Pratt asks nonprofits to resist challenges to their First Amendment rights, but also to work toward getting reasonable regulatory controls in place to protect the public from fraud. by Jon Pratt

  • The Shifting Boundaries of Nonprofit Regulation and Enforcement: A Conversation with Cindy M. Lott
    With years of experience under her belt working with state charity regulators and enforcement communities, Cindy Lott looks at the directions in which the complex regulatory environment is moving and how nonprofits can expect to be affected by the shifting landscape.

  • The Rising of the States in Nonprofit Oversight
    The states are organizing among themselves, and we are likely to see a real advancement in nonprofit regulation and enforcement at that level. by Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

  • Changes in the IRS Oversight of Nonprofits: A Conversation with Virginia Gross
    Battered and bruised by its recent raking over the coals (based on what many saw as a misuse of its discretion), the Exempt Organizations unit of the IRS has erected strict boundaries and systematized its exam function.

  • Regulation of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations: An International Perspective
    This article provides an international view of civil society regulatory trends. by Mark Sidel


  • Dr. Conflict
    Elder care and sharknados: what’s a nonprofit board consultant to do? Read all about it in the latest installment of Doctor Conflict! by Mark Light, MBA, PhD

  • Who Says a Common Agenda Is Necessary for Collective Impact?
    Based on decades of empirical research on networks, this article advocates that a common agenda should be an aspiration rather than a destination for collective impact leaders. by Brint Milward, Katherine R. Cooper, and Michelle Shumate

  • The Sustainability Prerogative— Nonprofits in the Future of Our Economy: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff
    What does the ideal sustainable business look like? According to Douglas Rushkoff, it would be a nonprofit. In this interview, Rushkoff dismisses Amazon’s and Uber’s “scorched earth practice” in favor of the nonprofit sector’s mandate to build long-lasting investments in society.

  • 10 Places Where Collective Impact Gets It Wrong
    In ten summary points, Tom Wolff breaks down the various issues the collective impact model fails to understand and acknowledge about building community coalitions. by Tom Wolff