Inside Philanthropy's Tate Williams' battle cry: "Free the 990s"-- the IRS needs to standardize electronic filing and make information widely available, for free.
"Quick disclosure: I hate 990s. Not the concept of them, of course, as they are the chief method of accountability that nonprofits entities must file annually in exchange for tax exemption. But I hate just about everything else about them.... I’d go so far as to say getting 990s to a universal state, easily searchable by computer, is central to the future success of philanthropy and nonprofits—and the shifting relationship between government and private wealth." -- Tate Williams, Inside Philanthropy