News

Welcome to the newsroom for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). Below you'll find the latest news and updates impacting nonprofits, the nonprofit sector, and the communities nonprofits serve—both in Minnesota and nationally.

If you have any questions about a particular news item, or would like to request an interview with MCN regarding any of the content below, please contact John Wurm, membership and communications director, at jwurm@minnesotanonprofits.org.

  • Is Your Nonprofit Impacted by Federal Tax Changes?

    Oct 12, 2018
    Minnesota’s nonprofits are part of strong, thriving communities so it is important that our tax policy create strong partnerships with government. However, changes in federal laws are creating confusion and increasing unrelated business income tax (UBIT) for nonprofits, which is disrupting this partnership.
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  • MCN Working to Better Reflect Our Values

    Sep 18, 2018
    This past June, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits celebrated Pride week with gusto. It included chalk-art, rainbow cupcakes, and decorating pictures with glitter and inspirational quotes of Freddie Mercury, Audre Lorde, Harvey Milk and many others. Not only was it a great time to celebrate with each other, it was also a moment to reflect on history and the intersectionality of oppression and liberation.
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  • Takeaways for Nonprofits About Charitable Giving Tax Update

    Sep 14, 2018
    Nonprofits are beginning to plan for their year-end giving campaigns, and a looming question is: whether federal tax changes will impact their total giving this year. The best answer to this question is we don’t know and will most likely will not know the true impact for years.
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  • New Donor Disclosure Rules Not Impacting 501(c)(3) Nonprofits

    Jul 24, 2018
    On July 16, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Treasury announced that the IRS will no longer require certain tax exempt organizations to disclose donor information in their annual tax filing. It is important to highlight that this new guidance does not affect 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
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