State and Federal Regulators Must Do More to Police Nonprofits

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Pablo Eisenberg

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Pablo Eisenberg

The problem of poor governance at nonprofits, as well as the large number of reports of fraud, excessive compensation, conflicts of interest, and other inappropriate behavior, won’t be stemmed unless federal and state regulators take a tougher stand. But they seem either unwilling or unable to strengthen their efforts to police nonprofits.

The government agencies that oversee charities, both federal and state, have too few staff members and too little money. The Internal Revenue