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Todd Wallack @TWallack
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I found this story buried on pages 110-111 of Save the Children's annual 990 filing with the IRS.…
I had a little bit of help from #Python and IRS data. The IRS is now making electronically filed 990s available in electronic form.…
So I wrote a program a while ago to download all the 990s and flag ones that reported a major "diversion of assets."
.@anfuller has used the electronic IRS data to find a variety of other cool stories, like this one:…
Jacob Fenton designed a broader tool to access the data.…
.@anfuller & I also created a tipsheet for #NICAR18 about the data.…
I know @IRE_NICAR is tentatively planning another panel at #NICAR19 to talk about this and other nonprofit data.
By the way, Save's the Children's latest 990 is not yet on Guidestar, though it is on Propublica's Nonprofit Explorer and Save the Children's own website.
It usually takes the IRS several months to process and release the 990 forms (even the ones they get electronically). So if you care about a particular nonprofit, it is sometimes worth checking with the nonprofit to make sure you have the latest annual filing.
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