National Center for Charitable Statistics Discovers Unauthorized Access to Form 990 and e-Postcard Filing Systems for Nonprofit Organizations (Press Release)
The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) recently discovered that an unauthorized party or parties gained access to the Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations.
Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce Multi-Year Collaboration to Help Strengthen the Firm's Philanthropic Impact (Press Release)
|Publication Date: February 24, 2015||Availability: HTML|
The Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched a multi-year program that aims to inform and assess the impact of JPMorgan Chase’s key philanthropic initiatives.
Former US Reps. Announce Federal Corrections Task Force (Press Release)
|Publication Date: February 05, 2015||Availability: HTML|
Former US Representatives J.C. Watts, Jr. and Alan Mollohan announced the establishment of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections: a nine-person, bipartisan blue-ribbon panel mandated by Congress to examine challenges in the federal corrections system and develop practical, data-driven policy responses. Watts will serve as the Colson Task Force’s chair and Mollohan will serve as its vice-chair.
A Timely Test About Volunteering (Press Release)
|Publication Date: December 09, 2014||Availability: HTML|
Test your knowledge of a central ingredient of the charitable spirit: volunteering.
Lax Enforcement and Legal Loopholes Enable Labor Trafficking Victimization (Press Release)
|Publication Date: November 12, 2014||Availability: HTML|
This study chronicles the experiences of labor trafficking victims from the point of recruitment for work, their forced labor victimization, their attempts to escape and get help, and their efforts to seek justice through civil or criminal cases. The report finds that legal loopholes and lax enforcement enable labor traffickers to commit crimes against workers in major US industries: agriculture, domestic work, hotels, restaurants, and construction. Interview and case file data detail the ubiquity of trafficking, which occurs both in plain sight and behind lock and key. Detailed recommendations propose next steps for policy and practice.
Urban Institute Joins Cooperative Effort with the City of Seoul to Advance Research on Social Innovation and Human Development (Press Release)
|Publication Date: October 21, 2014||Availability: HTML|
Today, the Urban Institute announced a cooperative effort with the City of Seoul, Korea, to advance research on social innovation and human development in Seoul. The effort will launch with a workshop in Seoul to identify key research themes, discuss data and methodological approaches, and outline a research program.
1 in 3 Americans with a Credit File Has Debt Reported in Collections (Press Release)
|Publication Date: September 24, 2014||Availability: HTML|
Thirty-five percent of adults have a debt in collections reported in their credit files, an Urban Institute study shows. Nevada, hit hard by the housing crisis, tops the list of states: 47 percent of people with a credit file have reported debt in collections. The state also has the highest average collections debt. Twelve other states (11 in the South) and the District of Columbia top 40 percent.
Urban Institute Honors the Legacy of Retiring Board of Trustees Chairman Joel Fleishman (Press Release)
|Publication Date: July 29, 2014||Availability: HTML|
The Urban Institute salutes the leadership of Joel L. Fleishman, who is retiring as chairman of its board of trustees. The board has selected Vice Chair Jamie Gorelick, a former deputy U.S. attorney general and a partner at the law firm WilmerHale, to succeed Fleishman as chair.
Most Nonprofits Report Federal Funding Cuts and Serious Problems with Government Contracts (Press Release)
|Publication Date: May 22, 2014||Availability: HTML|
Nearly half of all nonprofit organizations, in 2013, reported a decrease in revenue from federal agencies, and one in five said their experience with federal, state, and local government contracting was worse in 2012 than in previous year, a new Urban Institute study concludes.
New Urban Institute Report Looks at Who Pays for Rape Exams, Finds Some Victims Face Barriers to Getting Help (Press Release)
|Publication Date: May 15, 2014||Availability: HTML|
The Violence Against Women Act of 2005 requires that sexual assault victims must not be required to file law enforcement reports in order to receive free exams. This study aimed to examine how states are meeting these goals. We found victim compensation funds are by far the largest funder of exams across the country. In the 19 jurisdictions included in case studies, victims generally received free exams without having to report if they did not want to. However, barriers to even accessing the exam prevent some victims from seeking help.
|Publication Date: May 14, 2014||Availability: HTML|