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Upcoming professional development class offered by the NPML Program at UMSL: Grants Research

December 18, 2019

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Grants Research: An Introduction to Data Resources and Grant Prospect Research

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. in room # 410 Social Science and Business/SSB (on the north UMSL campus, but note a different building than where many of our classes take place). 

Successful grant research includes a review of various kinds of data like giving statistics, reports, and databases.  But learning to identify, evaluate, and select data resources used in grants research can be a challenge.  This course will provide participants with (a) an introduction to the process of information evaluation, (b) data resources commonly available in grant development, and (c) how to use the “Foundation Database Online Professional” database to identify and evaluate funding prospects.

Instructor Brad Smith is the Nonprofit Information Resource Manager for the St. Charles City-County Library District. In that capacity, he oversees the delivery of the Library District’s specialty services to

Recent legislation requires tax-exempt organizations to e-file forms

December 17, 2019

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The Taxpayer First Act, enacted July 1, 2019, requires tax-exempt organizations to electronically file information returns and related forms. The new law affects tax-exempt organizations in tax years beginning after July 1, 2019.

The following IRS forms are included in the mandate:

  • Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax.
  • Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation or Section 4947(a)(1) Trust Treated as Private Foundation.
  • Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures.
  • Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income (if filed by a Section 501(d) apostolic organization).

Those who previously filed paper forms will receive a letter from the IRS informing them of the change. Filing deadlines vary by form type. The IRS will postpone the required e-filing of Form 990-EZ for one year, while optional e-filing continues to be available. Although Forms 990-T and 4720 will come under the e-filing requirement next year, the IRS