IRS Tax Exempt Status Revocations
Fact Sheet from the IRS
List of Nonprofits by State who have had status automatically revoked:
Charities with IRS Tax Exempt Status
IRS Publication 78 lists all charities with tax exempt status. There is an online search capability available at:
Tax Information for Charities and Other Nonprofits
IRS on 501(c)3 Governance
Free online classes for Charities from the IRS
The StayExempt mini-course catalog includes the following subjects:
- Political Campaigns and Charities – Explains the ban on intervening in political
campaign activities by tax-exempt and charitable organizations
- Can I Deduct M.y Charitable Contributions? – What’s deductible and what’s
- The Wonderful World of Foundation Classification (Part I) – Covers two common
types of classifications for 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Applying for Tax-Exempt Status – How to make the application process easier and
quicker for new organizations.
The five interactive virtual workshop sessions are:
- Tax-Exempt Status – How can you keep your 501(c)(3) exempt?
- Unrelated Business Income – Does your organization generate taxable income?
- Employment Issues – How should you treat your workers for tax purposes?
- Form 990 – What records should your organization keep to prepare to file an
accurate Form 990?
- Required Disclosures – What items are open to public inspection and what
disclosures are exempt organizations required to make?
Colorado Secretary of State Charities Page
US Charity Offices
Listing of state offices that regulate charitable organizations and charitable solicitations.
Closing Down a Nonprofit
Idealist.org article outlining steps involved in properly shutting down a nonprofit.
Not-for-profit board member Handbook by Grant Thornton, LLP
Grant Thornton, LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm provides a free handbook for nonprofit boardmembers.
Maintaining Sufficient Reserves to Protect your Not-for-Profit Organization White Paper
Grant Thornton, LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm provides a white paper on not-for-profit reserves.
Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado
Online Organizational Assessment
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice
Free Management Library
Thr Library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world’s largest well-organization collection of these types of articles and resources.
Nonprofit FAQ (formerly Idealist FAQ)
The National Center for Charitable Statistics has taken over Idealist.org’s FAQ list.
BoardSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service. BoardSource provides resouces related to nonprofit boards, and engages and develops the next generation of board leaders.
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Good Practice
Nonprofit and Philanthropy Good Practice is a project of Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. NPGoodPractice.org was created in 2002 with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a one-stop shop for widely accepted and innovative nonprofit practices. Nonprofit leaders can access hands-on tips, articles and profiled links and apply them to their organization.
A California-based nonprofit capacity-bbuilding organization that offers consulting, coaching, research and resources for nonprofits.
Online newsletter with “practical, provocative, and fun food-for-thought for nonprofits” sponsored by the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance Risk Retention Group (ANI), Nonprofit’s Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services.
Guidestar provides financial information about nonprofits. Much of the information is pulled from IRS tax returns but you can provide additional information to them. All nonprofits should check their listings. Guidestar is also a source of automatic revocations of IRS tax exempt status.
Online Organizational Assessment
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.