OFAC Announces New General Licenses for Afghanistan

December 23, 2021 Yesterday, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a series of six General Licenses for the provision of humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan. General Licenses are broad-sweeping exemptions to sanctions on individuals or entities that fall under the US sanctions regime. This relief comes at a difficult time for the country… CONTINUE READING >>


Lessons of Charity Resilience in Haiti

On August 14, 2021, Hope for Haiti, a US-based nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life for Haitian people, found its local headquarters in Les Cayes, Haiti at the epicenter of a massive earthquake. The timing of the quake could scarcely have been worse for Haiti, which already faced a healthcare system hobbled by… CONTINUE READING >>


Unpacking India’s CSR Law

India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs released new guidance on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) law, which legally mandates that companies spend two percent of their average net profit for the past three years on CSR activities. The CSR rules in Section 135 of India’s Companies Act, 2013 provide a broad framework for companies to undertake… CONTINUE READING >>


5 questions to answer when planning your international charitable legacy

Legacy giving, or giving by bequest, is one of the best ways for donors to support charities and charitable programs they care about. But not all bequests are made the same: donors should be asking themselves five key questions before settling on a legacy giving plan. 1. What do I want my legacy to be?… CONTINUE READING >>


Investing in Resilience: The Role of Corporate Philanthropy in Future-Proofing Nonprofits

This article is republished here with permission from the original publisher, The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP). When COVID-19 first appeared on the horizon in February 2020, most of us saw it as something in the realm of a natural disaster—sudden and unexpected, frightening but short-term, and with limited geographic impact. We quickly learned… CONTINUE READING >>


Year-end giving in 2020: New challenges, new opportunities

Originally published in Alliance Magazine by Ted hart, President and CEO, CAF America December is traditionally a time to reflect on the chapter we’re about to close and look with hope and anticipation to the year ahead. It’s also a time marked by gratitude, goodwill, and generosity. So, it is perhaps no surprise that about… CONTINUE READING >>


How the CARES Act, as supplemented by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Impacts Charitable Giving

Watch the webinar Updated to include important new provisions outlined in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 in effect as of December 27, 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is the sixth COVID-19 related bill enacted by the US Congress, being preceded by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the Paycheck Protection… CONTINUE READING >>


General Licenses for Syria, Iran, and Venezuela Offer a Pathway through Sanctions to Address COVID-19 Relief

Latest from OFAC: Issuance of Syria General License 21, Venezuela General License 39, and Iran General License N In Brief The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued General Licenses (GLs) to permit charities to carry out certain relief activities related to COVID-19 in Syria, Iran, and Venezuela effective June 17, 2021. Specifically, the… CONTINUE READING >>


Giving to Mexico? Understanding the Effect of Anti-Money Laundering Laws on Charitable Giving

The Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Illegally Acquired Funds is Mexico’s law regulating anti-money laundering. The law, in effect since September 1, 2013, was largely enacted to protect the national economy of Mexico from the financial losses and illegal activities stemming from money laundering that had been escalating in the… CONTINUE READING >>


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