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Fight the flood of charity mail and email

Do one or more of these express how you feel about the charity mail or email you receive? “I’m upset at what I...

Mileage rates for 2024

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates. They're used to calculate the...

The 99 Highest Revenue Nonprofits

Here’s our list of the 99 nonprofits with the highest revenues as they’ve reported to the IRS (United States Internal Revenue Service). You’ll see some familiar foundation, health system and university names (Kaiser, Stanford, Yale, Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, etc.). Revenues range from $3.6 billion to $68.1 billion (yes, billion). How many names do you recognize? Continue reading

The 99 Wealthiest Nonprofits

Here’s our list of the 99 wealthiest nonprofits based on the book value of total assets they report to the IRS (United States Internal Revenue Service). You’ll see some familiar foundation, health system and university names (Kaiser, Stanford, Yale, Gates, Harvard, Fidelity Charitable, etc.), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans tops the list. Continue reading

Sister Mary Perfecta’s Big Day

Sister Mary Perfecta teaches 4th grade at Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows. It’s time to fix the direction of education at OLIS. I created this video for my Improvisational Acting course at Portland State University. Continue reading

IRS warns of scammers using fake charities to exploit taxpayers

Fake charities a year-round plagueWhether tying themselves to a prominent cause or preying on compassion related to a...

Mileage rates for 2023

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2023 optional standard mileage rates. They're used to calculate the...

Protect your year-end donation deductions – 2022 – a Q&A

Question #1: You use your credit card to donate to a qualified charity on December 31 this year. You don't pay the...

Tax-free IRA donations are Smart!

Give and Grin. If you are age 70½ (70.5) or older you can donate from your IRA directly to the qualified organization (see below) of your choice -- tax-free! This special IRA donation rule allows you to give up to $100,000 in a calendar year. We call this the "Grin...