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Greening Form 990

Good governance policies became the rage in the wake of the Enron scandal and other instances of corruption, including several in the non-profit sector. Now the new thing is to "go green," as well we should, considering we have only one planet to live on.

But as the song says, "It's Not Easy Being Green," so not every institution is completely on board with it, even among traditional do-gooder charities. I have a solution. If the IRS wants a quick fix for getting non-profits to "green" their operations, it should do for the environment what it did for non-profit governance--just add a few questions to Form 990.


Bruce D. Collins

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