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On Tuesday, June 13th, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testified before the House Appropriations Committee in defense of the Treasury Department’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget request (see the request here). Mnuchin’s testimony showed an opening to standardize data fields and formats across the nation’s overlapping financial regulatory regimes - just as the Data Coalition has already been recommending to Congress.
Data on nonprofits' finances and operations is valuable to a great number of institutions. The public, government, media, and nonprofits themselves all need access to accurate, accessible information on the robust nonprofit sector. June 2015 was a big month for the growing chorus of individuals and organizations advocating for open nonprofit data.
Congressman Mike Quigley kicked off Sunshine Week with the introduction of H.R. 1381, the Transparency in Government Act of 2015 (TGA). The legislation contains provisions that will continue the push for the federal government to become more transparent and manage itself more effectively through the use of technology.
President Obama released his FY 2016 budget this week, and there’s good news on the open data front: the Administration continues to press for mandatory electronic filing of the Form 990, the primary tax form for nonprofits. The form is as a critical source of information on the mission, governance, programs and finances of US nonprofits.