0 Nearly 1,600 Seattle charities/non-profits lose tax-exempt status

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that the IRS has revoked the tax-exempt status of some 275,000 charitable or other non-profit organizations for failing to file legal documentation. Says reporter Lisa Chiu: Many of the groups that lost their exemptions are charities, and donors to those organizations cannot claim a charitable…

7 Latest in DIY foreign aid: Plumbers Without Borders?

I figured this must be some kind of joke when I first heard about it. But no. It’s not a joke. It’s also not yet a legally recognized charitable organization, which gives me pause, and may just be another example of a humanitarian solution in search of a problem. We’ll…