Get With the Program: Private Foundations & Program Related Investments

Many foundations are unaware of the numerous options they have in meeting their 5% annual payout. Although grants and contracts substantiate a majority of those payouts, Program Related Investments (or “PRIs”) are an alternative means by which foundations can get creative in how they administer...

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Sustainable Law Group Leader Joins Social Enterprise Alliance Board of Directors

We are excited to announce that earlier this month the Social Enterprise Alliance Board of Directors elected Cecily Jackson-Zapata of Sustainable Law Group to serve as a Director. Social Enterprise Alliance is a North American membership association dedicated to advancing the social enterprise sector....

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Highlights from the House Ways & Means Committee IRS Exempt Orgs Hearing

This afternoon, the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing to discuss the most recent operations of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division with IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel.  The Republican members of the Subcommittee are still very concerned about improper Exempt Organizations Division operations...

Sustainable Law Group Goes to Washington!

This week Sustainable Law Group joins representatives from the Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles Chapter to visit with Congressional representatives and their staff to encourage their support for H.R. 2043, the Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Commission Act.  Rep. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the SEEED Act in May 2013 and Rep. Schiff (D-CA)...