State of the Union Includes Nonprofit Issues

The President’s State of the Union address last night touched on a few issues that are important to the association community, and previewed some of the issues the association community will face in the 112th Congress. During his discussion of health care reform, the president expressed support for the bipartisan effort to repeal the small… Read more »

Boston Task Force Recommends PILOTs for All Nonprofits

A task force established by the mayor of Boston, MA in 2009 finally issued its recommendation on the city’s use of Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) fees on city nonprofits, and the recommendations were ominous for tax-exempt organizations.  The report recommended that PILOT fees currently imposed on colleges and universities should be extended to… Read more »

FCC Set to Enact New Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected today to enact net neutrality regulations that would regulate what internet service providers (ISPs) and wireless companies can and cannot do in restricting content from websites. The draft regulations would basically prohibit ISPs and wireless companies from blocking rival websites or services from being accessed by users, as… Read more »

FTC Outlines Do-Not-Track Plan

Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its recommendation for the creation of a “do-not-track” Internet privacy database, which would allow consumers to opt-out of having their browsing information collected by websites and site advertisers.  The recommendation is part of a broader push to further protect consumers from privacy breaches but could hinder advertisers and… Read more »