Thursday, December 06, 2012

Report On Enhancing Accountability of Religious Organizations Released

The Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations this week issued its first report to Sen. Charles Grassley. The Commission was set up by the Evangelical Council for Financial Responsibility after the Senate Finance Committee in 2011 released a staff review of the activities of media-based ministries. (See prior posting.)  This week's 94-page report titled Enhancing Accountability for the Religious and Broader Nonprofit Sector, sets out numerous recommendations on compensation, accountability and IRS practices. The Chronicle of Philanthropy yesterday summarized some of the recommendations, saying that the report rejects federal efforts to impose new laws or regulations on religious organizations.