In late 2014, the IRS streamlined the process for organizations to obtain 501c3 tax-exempt status, implementing the 1023 EZ application process. Four years later, we now have data on how those changes have affected the sector.
Many new organizations are receiving IRS 501(c)(3) status without having learned the basics about charities’ legal responsibilities. The responsibility for ensuring charitable funds go to qualified entities is now shifting to the States and to funders. Department of Justice Charitable Activities representatives will discuss this new landscape, what funders should know, and how funders can help ensure their funds are going to qualified entities.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
100 SW Market Street
Tillikum Conference Room
Susan Bower is an Assistant Attorney General in the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General’s Office and a past Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section of the Oregon State Bar. She currently serves on the board of the National Association of State Charity Officials. She joined the Oregon Department of Justice in 2006. Prior to joining DOJ, she worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in estate and trust administration and litigation. Ms. Bower graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Indiana University.
Elizabeth Grant is the Attorney-in-Charge of the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Attorney General’s Office and a past President of the National Association of State Charities Officials. She joined the Oregon Department of Justice in 2003. Prior to that, she worked as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, DC, where she developed and litigated federal enforcement actions involving deceptive and unlawful business practices. Ms. Grant graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Her undergraduate degree is in Economics.