More Nonprofits Are Changing From 501(c)3 To 501(c)4 Status

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:20pm
Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:29pm

The world of nonprofits is undergoing dramatic change, and it isn’t tied to technology. Part of it may be a natural evolution, but the current political climate is also having an effect.

The NAACP, for one, has twice in the last year initiated a major shake-up as part of a promised “systemwide refresh” to try to keep up with the wants and needs of its members. The group has announced it is changing from a 501(c)3 status to a 501(c)4.

Here to explain how nonprofits are fighting to stay relevant and how becoming more politically active could affect that is Robert Ashcraft, executive director of ASU’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

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