In the unlikely event that your organization becomes the focus of a government investigation or enforcement action, you should know how to respond in a way that does not further jeopardize your operations, donors, staff or programs. These resources can help you prepare for interactions with state or federal officials.
Rapid Response Plans for NPOs
This four-page guide is part of the Charity & Security Network's Know Your Rights series, designed to create a defensive shield for nonprofits in the current political environment. View a printable PDF of this guide.
Protecting Your Nonprofit: Essential Steps
This infographic was developed from presentations given by Shari Crittendon, Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, and Julien Schopp, InterAction, in an April 2017 Charity & Security Network webinar, Steps My Organization Can Take
Webinar – Government Investigations: How to Protect Your Organization
Nonprofits can be negatively impacted by government investigations, whether they are the target or not. Law enforcement may show up at the office demanding to interview staff and take documents or computer records. Donors,
50 Groups Sign Statement Supporting Nonprofit Organizations
October, 2017 The undersigned organizations come together in recognition of U.S. nonprofit organizations and their vital role in supporting communities and protecting democracy. These groups are dedicated to the public welfare, addressing everything from
Webinar: IRS Audits of Nonprofits – How to Avoid or Prepare
The Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division has identified organizations that do international work as a “Strategic Issue Area” for its FY 2017 enforcement program. Learn what this could mean for your organization, and
Know Your Rights
In the current political environment, it is essential that nonprofit organizations know their rights and are prepared to act if the government lists the organization as a terrorist group, freezes its assets or searches