Non-profit Law - list of new articles

By Nolo ( [March 26th, 2023]
Forming a nonprofit corporation is much like creating a regular corporation, except that nonprofits have to take the extra steps of applying for tax-exempt status with the IRS and their state tax division. Before you form your nonprofit corporation, you need to decide on a name that complies with the rules of your state's corporate filing office. The information packet you receive from the filing office should contain your state's rules. After the corporate filing office returns a copy of your filed articles, you can submit your federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption application to the IRS. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [December 10th, 2019]
You can do much of the work yourself to get incorporated and/or tax-exemption and/or tax-deductibility, but you should have some basic guidance and .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [August 18th, 2018]
Donor advised funds, originally created by community foundations to allow living donors to suggest the most appropriate distributions from charitable funds, have been growing in popularity. They are the primary attraction of gift funds such as the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Vanguard Charitable Endowment or the National Philanthropic Trust. With more donors apparently seeking a greater perception of control over their gifts, donor advised funds are growing in popularity. Both donors and charities must understand the rules if the donor advised funds are to be effective and satisfactory. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Once you decide to incorporate as nonprofit organization and to apply for tax-exempt status, there are a number of steps that you must take. This list can serve as a blueprint and as a reminder of what needs to be done and in what order. Begin with a broad charitable purpose that motivates yourself or your group of concerned citizens. .... >> MORE

By Cedric Richner, CFRE [October 12th, 2016]
A major disincentive to taking full advantage of on-line solicitation opportunities, is the apprehension that many non profit organizations have about the difficult, time-consuming task of registering to solicit in all 50 states. WORLD Law Direct makes it easy for your non profit organization to harness the power of the Internet through our QUICKREG SYSTEM. You fill out one simple form and we do the rest! .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Form 990 is an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances. There is no one date on which all Forms 990 must be submitted to the IRS. Instead, a nonprofit's filing date is determined by the end of its fiscal year (the 12-month period for which the organization plans the use of its funds); each filing organization is required to file "by the 15th day of the 5th month after" its fiscal year ends. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Officers and directors in many states may be able to partially immunize themselves from liability for some kinds of risks by amending their nonprofit corporation's articles of incorporation to include special language provided by statute. There are two broad drawbacks to making those amendments. First, amendments to articles of incorporation usually require the consent of the members of the nonprofit corporation (if your nonprofit corporation has members). Second, the immunity is limited in scope. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Members of nonprofit boards often worry about being sued. It's one thing to give their time and attention - and even some money once in a while - to a good cause. It's another to risk unlimited personal liability if something goes wrong. Although board members can cut the risk of personal liability by conforming their conduct to the appropriate standards, they cannot control whether or not they will be sued. Therefore, they should be sure that the organization maintains proper insurance to protect them against foreseeable hazards, including general liability coverage, professional liability coverage where appropriate, and directors and officers liability insurance. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Many companies claim trademark infringement or dilution when pursuing unauthorized uses of their names or logos on the Web - but it's not entirely clear how these laws apply to noncommercial activity on the Net. Many attorneys argue that this is currently a gray area, but the use of another company's logo on a noncommercial page could be considered trademark infringement. Fair use as applied to trademarks is usually more strictly enforced than it is in regards to copyright. .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Book Title: Nonprofit Internet Strategies: Best Practices for Marketing, Communications, and Fundraising Success (Hardcover) .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
Book Title: The Tax Law of Charitable Giving (Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series) (Hardcover) by Bruce .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
The Foundation Center - Helping grantseekers succeed Founded in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016]
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization of state and regional associations that represent .... >> MORE

By WORLDLawDirect [October 12th, 2016] is the web site for the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. The BBB .... >> MORE

By Jeff Mane [October 12th, 2016]
If you are managing a non-profit organization, you have exposures to certain types of risks that regular business entities do not experience. Even .... >> MORE