Posts Tagged ‘nonprofits’

Working With Community Partners on COVID-19 Response

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Even in ordinary times, and especially during times of emergency, no single organization has all the power, resources, or authority required to solve a public problem. Right now, local governments are hard at work developing community-specific responses in keeping with state and federal directives.  These community plans can and should involve nonprofits, faith-based organizations, philanthropies, […]

Accountability Requirements for Certain Entities that Receive Appropriations from Local Governments

Friday, September 7th, 2012

As discussed in a previous post, local governments have broad authority to appropriate monies to private entities (including nonprofits, corporations, associations, and individuals). The monies, however, must be expended by the private entities only on projects, services, or activities that the local government could have supported directly. In other words, if a municipality or county […]

When Do Government Transparency Laws Apply to Private Entities?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

A city contracts with a private company to collect solid waste within the city. If not for this contract, city employees would carry out this function. The only connection between the city and the company is the contract. It’s a small company and the contract accounts for a significant portion of its revenue. Is the […]