May 18th Webinar: Update on President’s Pledge to Protect Zakat

In his historic address in Cairo last year, President Obama pledged to ease hurdles to charitable giving facing American Muslims. With the one-year anniversary of that pledge approaching, Muslim Advocates is hosting a webinar discussion for community members and nonprofit leaders. The webinar will provide an update on the President’s pledge and steps the community can take to help ease hurdles to charitable giving. The webinar will be lead by Akil Vohra, Counsel, Muslim Advocates.

Webinar: “President Obama’s Commitment to Protect Zakat: Where Are We Now?” 
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 
Time: 1:00PM PST/ 3:00PM CST/ 4:00 PM EST 
REGISTER TODAY to learn more about this important issue and what you can do to ensure that the religious and civic obligation of charity is protected. Call-in and log-in information will be emailed to you the day prior to the webinar.

Information for IRS Form 990 Filers 

On Tuesday, April 27th and Wednesday, April 28, Muslim Advocates hosted webinar trainings on filing Internal Revenue Service Form 990, a document many nonprofits must submit to government by May 17. Last year, the IRS instituted many changes to Form 990 that cover new financial data and questions pertaining to how an organization governs itself.

Download the informational presentiation on filing Internal Revenue Service Form 990. View other materials Muslim Advocates makes available for non-profit organizations.
U.S. Muslim Charities Urge Pres. Obama: Keep Cairo Commitments on Zakat

On Tuesday, March 23, Muslim Advocates and 19 other American Muslim charities sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to keep commitments that he made last year to American Muslims in his Cairo address to Muslims around the world. Read the letter to President Obama.