By Sara Beggs, ASF
Wouldn’t it be great if your foundation could respond to the latest international crisis without loads of regulatory burdens? While expenditure responsibility rules are potentially less burdensome than some may think, it is still a process that is a significant barrier to international giving – especially for foundations with few or no staff.
But what if the government made it easier for your foundation to evaluate whether a non-U.S. NGO is equivalent to a U.S. public charity and you didn’t have to do expenditure responsibility at all? Impossible, you say? Well, as impossible as it may seem, that’s exactly what is happening. And, just to increase the shock value, it’s also not years or months down the road; it has already started. Continue reading