So many people start non-profits with no clue how to run them, and especially no clue what the legal requirements are to maintain their status. What really amazes me, though, is that NPOs are given provisional exempt status for 5 years, and at that point must undergo fairly rigorous testing to determine that they are an NPO, not a foundation (or bogus). How the hell did their group pass the 5 year test if they hadn't filed any tax returns for years 2-5? Or are they classified as a foundation?
Not to mention the disclosures needed around paying fees to people with (potential) conflict-of-interest. Is Tara a board member? or somehow legally attached to the org? because those payments to her connections are extremely fishy.