Automatic revocation of IRS tax-exempt status for nonprofits:
On June 8, 2011, the IRS released a list of over 1,400 Idaho nonprofits that had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked due to failure to file annual returns. Although many of these organizations have likely ceased to operate, there is no doubt that some are still operating in Idaho communities and were not aware of the filing requirement.
Click here to download the Idaho list
If your nonprofit is on the list, the National Council of Nonprofits can help. Click here to view their special webpage and tip sheet on options available to organizations. Retroactrive reinstatement of tax-exempt status is available for certain nonprofits. Click here to visit the IRS website for additional information.
This alert originated from the Council of non-profits: http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/
WordPress SEO by Yoast is a good plugin that the gives you page control (as opposed to site control)
The easiest way to go about it is to install it from your dashboard:
- After logging in, go: Dashboard>Plugins>Add new
- Type WordPress SEO by Yoast in the search box and, after finding it, click Install now
- it will bring you to a next screen where you can activate it. Then you can select settings.
- The first time you do that, it may happen that you get a recommendation like this:
- If you click Fix it you can change your “permalink settings (the way the address of your pages look like). You can also directly change this by going Dashboard>Settings>Permalinks
Several of our new website authors have asked about Search Engine Optimization (i.e. making yoou be found on Google etc). Anybody that uses the Weaver theme can easily do a quick optimization; even though this will not do any optimization … Continue reading
Here is a link to an interesting article in which Bill Bishop (Daily Yonder) discusses a much cited article of the Washington Post. In this article, the Post’s Ezra Klein said the federal government subsidizes rural life. He was wrong.But Klein isn’t alone in making this assumption. Read the story.
A few volunteers have recently put in many hours of work to clean up City of Cascade land between Water’s Edge and Leisure Time. Over 2 years ago the Friends of the Cascade Whitewater Park went to the City Council and got authorization to improve the access road, clean up the area and work the sand piles into a parking area to access the river. Now, of course, there is even more reason to have this access with the development of ‘The Strand’.
Those of us working on The Strand and this project got tired of calling the area “the land between Water’s Edge RV Park and Leisure Time RV Park”, so we gave it the obvious, and tentative name ‘Gossi Park’. We think it’s appropriate, and hope it sticks. The road into the parking area was smoothed and rocked with heavy gravel 2 years ago by the Whitewater Park. Some initial clean up was done at that time & more done last spring. This spring the final effort cleaned up all the rocks, stumps, rocks, metal, rocks, logs, and more rocks and trash along with spreading the sand into a parking area and opening a trail to the river and ‘The Strand’. The Gossi gate is to be moved soon, so the public will have access to the parking area and The Strand. Plans are in the works to put up a small kiosk with a map of The Strand and other recreation information.
With the ‘Gossi Park’ improvements, hikers, bikers, boaters and tubers will have good access to the north end of the bridge to bridge run. Our hope is that locals and tourists alike will enjoy this new access to recreation along the Payette River in Cascade.