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The Charity and Security Network monitors U.S. and foreign government activities and a wide range of news sources to identify developments in national security policy that impact civil society and nonprofit organizations. We collect and disseminate relevant information on our website, via our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and through our biweekly email newsletter, which contains links to a variety of news articles. To read the most recent issues of our email newsletter or to subscribe, click here

Our staff also creates news pieces on events and developments of particular interest to our members that are not covered in other news outlets. Those stories can be found below, in revese chronological order. 

Proposed Bill Raises Guilt By Association Problems

April 10, 2017

A bill introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on April 6, 2017 ( HR 2058), the "Charity Transparency Act," would require U.S. charities and foundations to disclose to the Internal Revenue Service whether any leadership and highly compensated employees have at any time been “implicated in terror finance,” broadly defined as past employment or membership in a group found to be a supporter of terrorism or being named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a “terrorist financing scheme.” It would apply to applications for tax exemption and annual Form 990 returns, both of which are available to the public. In a statement about a similar bill proposed last year, Poe said the purpose is to inform donors. The bill raises serious concerns about guilt by association.

C&SN, Partners Secure Seats on FATF’s Private Consultative Forum

March 1, 2017

In February 2017, the Global NPO Coalition on FATF, learned that it will for the first time have seats on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Private Consultative Forum (PCF). The PCF is an annual meeting, hosted by FATF, in which it discusses issues affecting nongovernmental entities subject to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations.

Congressional Task Force on Terrorism Finance Releases Report

December 22, 2016

Concluding its research into stopping the financing of terrorism, the bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing of the U.S. House  of Representatives's Financial Services Committee has released a report of its findings. Stopping Terror Finance: Securing the U.S. Financial Sector, is the product of 11 hearings over two six-month periods, beginning in April 2015. 

Report Summarizes Outcomes of Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on FATF's Evaluation Process

December 6, 2016

A new report, Enhancing Effective Implementation of FATF Standards on Nonprofits: Lessons learnt from mutual evaluation processes, summarizes the main discussion points and recommendations from a September 2016 a meeting with representatives of governments, nonprofit organizations and Financial Action Task Force Secretariat staff.