The Global NPO Coalition on FATF presents:
"Nonprofits No Longer 'Particularly Vulnerable': What's Next?"
Monday, September 12, 2016
10:30 a.m. (EDT)
We'll discuss how we got here and what you can do to help shape the road ahead.
On July 27, UN Special Rapporteur on freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai released preliminary findings from his official visit to the U.S. Kiai calls on the U.S. to "bring its counter-terrorlegislation and practices in compliance with international human rights law. The Charity & Security Network participated in one of Kiai's listening sessions in washington, DC. Read the full statement here.
Through a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Charity & Security Network has undertaken a study to determine the scope and nature of the de-risking challenges faced by U.S.-based nonprofits working overseas. After completing stakeholder visits with key officials at U.S. government agencies, the World Bank, financial institutions and banking associations, our researchers will now begin telephone surveys of U.S.-based charities. Surveyers will seek to find out if the randomly selected charities have experienced delays or cancellations of their wire transfers overeas, or the closure of their U.S. bank accounts. All information gathered will remain completely anonymous.
Please be prepared to answer our call, as your organization may have been chosen to receive a call from our researchers.Information collected from these telephone surveys will make our data more accurate and complete, and the results will help us advocate for improved access to financial services for the charitable sector.
More information on the study and forthcoming report can be found here.