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Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1614

CharityLawyer

CharityLawyer

Covers non-profits, tax-exempt organizations and social enterprises. By Ellis M. Carter.

http://charitylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 21

    Form 1023-EZ – Traps for the Unwary

    Form 1023-EZ – Traps for the Unwary
    By all accounts, public response to the new streamlined 1023-EZ has been enthusiastic.  The form is relatively simple and is processed in a matter of weeks at a reduced filing fee of only $400. Meanwhile, the logjam of traditional…
  • Oct 6

    Student Discipline Policies and the Dept of Ed’s Office for Civil Right

    Student Discipline Policies and the Dept of Ed’s Office for Civil Right
    The Guidance is clear – charter schools must have nondiscriminatory student discipline policies implemented in a nondiscriminatory manner. The Guidance draws a distinction familiar in the area of employment law: disparate treatment and…
  • Sep 23

    What is an Arizona Charter School?

    What is an Arizona Charter School?
    Charter schools are, without argument, public schools. Think of it this way: K-12 education is either “public” or “private”. Private schools may charge tuition, are exempt from No Child Left Behind requirements and…
Rank this Week: 4823

Law for Real People

Law for Real People

Provides information for consumers, elders, and nonprofit directors or staff. By John Gear.

http://www.johngearlaw.com/law-for-real-people-blog.html
  • Oct 21

    A Great Cause to Support

    A Great Cause to Support
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  • Oct 14

    Revoke the Big Banksters' License to Steal: Sign the Petition!

    Revoke the Big Banksters' License to Steal: Sign the Petition!
    America’s biggest banks have a secret weapon, and they’re probably already using it against you. It’s called a “forced arbitration” clause. Buried in the fine print of every customer’s contract, these…
  • Oct 6

    More on "Lost in the Fine Print"

    More on "Lost in the Fine Print"
    Dear Friend:In our democracy, the courts hold out the promise of safeguarding everyone, regardless of wealth and power. But that fundamental promise of equal justice under law is facing a severe threat.That threat is the topic of a powerful…
Rank this Week: 3705

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Be Careful What You Text

    Be Careful What You Text
    A story about a man who dumped his fiancé via text message found its way into my inbox recently. While arguably poor form to end a serious relationship via text message, that wasn’t what caught my attention. It was the fact that…
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
  • Oct 7

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment
    When I read that Lancaster City Council voted on October 1, 2014 to delete the box inquiring whether an employment applicant had been convicted of a crime from Lancaster City’s employment application form, it reminded me of how…
Rank this Week: 1875

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor
    The W&O Blog occasionally goes outside the firm to seek helpful insight from other experts and innovators in the nonprofit sector.  This guest post is by Sherry Quam Taylor of QuamTaylor LLC.  Sherry provides organizational and…
  • Oct 16

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication
    The Supreme Court of the United States recently refused to hear federal appeals from five states concerning the legality of same-sex marriage.  As explained in the Chicago Tribune, “When the Supreme Court declines to hear a case…
  • Oct 10

    Defying the IRS Preaching Ban: Good Politics?

    Defying the IRS Preaching Ban: Good Politics?
    On Sunday, October 5, 2014, hundreds of religious leaders preached politics from the pulpit -- part of a now annual tradition and nationwide protest against the IRS’s ban on nonprofit involvement in political campaign activity.…
Rank this Week: 3201

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
  • Oct 14

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee

    Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantee
      Yesterday, I had the honor of participating on a panel discussing fiscal sponsorship at the 2014 Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference in Houston. Frances Phillips (Walter and Elise Haas Fund), Melanie Beene (consultant,…
Rank this Week: 1642

Lawscape

Lawscape

Thoughts, commentary, reading resources and news on the legal needs of Georgians in small towns and rural areas.

http://lawscape.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 15

    Gone mobile

    Gone mobile
    I’m very happy to announce that we have launched a mobile site for our client-focused legal information and help site, GeorgiaLegalAid,org.  On your smartphone, navigate to m.GeorgiaLegalAid.org.
  • Oct 15

    Work for a court-based help center? Tell us.

    Work for a court-based help center? Tell us.
    I am working with the State bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee on an effort to help court-based help centers in Georgia. We have created a listserv for court-based help center staff around the state to share information and ……
  • Oct 15

    Pro bono in print

    Pro bono in print
    I just had an article on pro bono published in the October 2014 Georgia Bar Journal.  Check it out. Tagged: ProBono
Rank this Week: 1137

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Oct 10

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?

    Is It All Bad News Regarding Individual Giving?
    What a rush of apparent bad news we’ve seen lately in the realm of recorded or anticipated donations to nonprofits:  The wealthy are giving less of a share of their income to charity, according to analysis by the Chronicle of…
  • Sep 22

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor

    Don’t Let Tax Rules Intimidate When Writing Nonprofit Thank-You’s to Donor
    Reading Roger Craver (author of Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life) should put a jolt into any fundraiser’s Monday morning, with his analysis of why the nonprofit sector is…
  • Aug 19

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit

    The Message of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for Other Nonprofit
    Could anyone have predicted that this would be the next big fundraising  strategy to go viral and bring in big bucks? You’ve by now no doubt heard about the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association‘s challenge, in…
Rank this Week: 4765

Church Law Group Blog

Church Law Group Blog

Focuses on all aspects of law related to churches, ministries and ministry-related nonprofit organizations. By Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C.

http://churchlawgroup.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3465

Nonprofit Law and Consultation

Nonprofit Law and Consultation

Covers tax news and issues affecting nonprofits. By Amy Hereford.

http://ahereford.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    PhD / JCD

    PhD / JCD
    I am happy to announce the completion of my doctorate in Canon Law, for which I completed a dissertation entitled The Role of Law in the Life-Cycle of a Religious Institute. Beginning with an historical case study of my own community, the…
  • Aug 24

    Community in Civil and Canon Law

    Community in Civil and Canon Law
    Religious form community in that house, a community that is supportive of the commitment that they have made, particularly to a life of prayer, to gospel living, to ministry and to justice. Traditionally, the local house of religious has been…
  • Jul 2

    New Form 1023EZ Released

    New Form 1023EZ Released
    The Internal Revenue Service just released the new Form 1023-EZ application form to reduce processing delays and help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily.The new Form 1023-EZ is available today on IRS.gov. The…
Rank this Week: 4821

Notations on Non-Profits

Notations on Non-Profits

Covers legal issues affecting non-profits. By Erin McClarty.

http://www.notationsonnonprofits.com/
  • Sep 14

    Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns: The Legal Concerns With Each Step

    Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns: The Legal Concerns With Each Step
    From the outside looking in, cause-related marketing campaigns seem pretty straight forward. A company sells something and donates a certain amount from each sale to an organization.   But whenever: 1. a product or a service is offered…
  • Sep 14

    Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns: The Legal Concerns With Each Step

    Cause-Related Marketing Campaigns: The Legal Concerns With Each Step
    From the outside looking in, cause-related marketing campaigns seem pretty straight forward. A company sells something and donates a certain amount from each sale to an organization.   But whenever: 1. a product or a service is offered…
  • Aug 25

    Article About Nonprofit Trademark

    Article About Nonprofit Trademark
    I came across this article today and had to share. Not long ago I posted an article on things exempt orgs should do to protect its intellectual property (here). Then, in a fit of serendipity I came across this article outlining ways exempt…
Rank this Week: 3618

Charities and Giving

Charities and Giving

Provides information on charities and charitable contributions in Canada. From the Canada Revenue Agency.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/whtsnw/menu-eng.html?rss
Rank this Week: 4890

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

Covers community service and philanthropy. By Lawyers to the Rescue.

http://www.lawyerstotherescueblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand by Jeffrey A. Kasky, Esq.

    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand by Jeffrey A. Kasky, Esq.
    Infertility and Depression Don't Have to Go Hand in Hand There is no doubt that a diagnosis of infertility can lead to extreme stress and depression. In certain ways it is a vicious circle, because depression can lead to infertility, thus…
  • Jul 25

    Lawyers to the Rescue's Legal Clinic By Mariestela Somarriba

    Lawyers to the Rescue's Legal Clinic By Mariestela Somarriba
    As an undergraduate student at Florida International University, starting my second year of college, I decided I wanted to do something productive with my summer. I had the good fortune of hearing about Lawyers to the Rescue through my…
  • Apr 21

    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In by Andrew Lisa

    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In by Andrew Lisa
    Pointers for Efficiently Keeping Track of the Donations You Bring In Every smart business owner knows that the arduous and tedious - yet crucial - chore of consistently keeping the books straight is the backbone of any enterprise. For…
Rank this Week: 4708

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Aug 18

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"
    On June 30, 2014, the National Taxpayer Advocate supplemented the required Fiscal Year 2014 Objectives Report to Congress (outlining work for the upcoming fiscal year) with National Taxpayer Advocate Special Report to Congress: Political…
  • Jun 24

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    In November of 2013, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued proposed guidance regarding qualification for tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under §501(c)(4).  The guidance prompted uproar from almost…
  • Jun 10

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....
    As many folks know, the IRS is VERY behind on processing applications for tax-exempt status.  I have written about this issue in the past (here and here) and would definitely like to see some improvement.  At the end of March, the…
Rank this Week: 3930

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law…

Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Blog

Covers tax, governance and other legal matters for Canadian non-profits. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/charities-and-not-for-profit-law/
  • Jul 11

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie

    The Latest (Probably Not Final) Word on CASL and Charitie
    The CRTC has now released new guidance on CASL and charities on its CASL FAQ page (look under the “Registered Charities” heading). The FAQ sheds some more light on how regulators will approach the registered charities…
  • Jun 25

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception

    Further Update on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception
    We explained recently that Imagine Canada had reported further guidance from Industry Canada about CASL’s charitable fundraising exception. [More…]
  • Jun 6

    New Guidance on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception

    New Guidance on CASL's Charitable Fundraising Exception
    Our previous post about Canada’s pending anti-spam legislation (CASL) mentioned a key exception for charities: commercial electronic messages that are sent by a registered charity and whose primary purpose is to raise funds for that…
Rank this Week: 2767

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Covers accounting, tax, financial issues, investments, boards of directors, governance, and laws concerning charities in Canada.

http://www.thephilanthropist.ca/index.php/phil
  • Jul 4

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time

    Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Time
    Deepening Community is Paul Born’s fourth book and his most personal reflection to date on people, relationships, and what constitutes community in today’s “chaotic” society. 
  • Jul 4

    The Role of Philanthropy in Collective Impact

    The Role of Philanthropy in Collective Impact
    There is no doubt that Collective Impact is a “change maker,” having considerable resonance with those involved in innovative community development projects like the East Scarborough Storefront. But can such collaborations be…
  • Jul 4

    Guest Editorial: Collective Impact

    Guest Editorial: Collective Impact
    Since its introduction in the Winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the theory of “Collective Impact” presented by FSG consultants John Kania and Mark Kramer (2011) has attracted considerable attention in…
Rank this Week: 4812

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit News

Covers the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations (company-sponsored and family-endowed), social welfare organizations, trade associations, hospitals, private schools, colleges and universities and charitable trusts. By Anthony & Middlebrook.

http://www.amlawteam.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

    U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion
    In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute;…
  • Dec 11

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

    Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse
    In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments…
  • Dec 5

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

    High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare
    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the…
Rank this Week: 3815

Exempt Organizations Blog

Exempt Organizations Blog

Ccovers legal issues regarding tax exempt and nonprofit organizations. By Runquist & Associates.

http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4813

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

Pennsylvania Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers nonprofit legal news. By Elliott & Davis, PC.

http://pennsylvanianonprofitlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Apr 25

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday
    Anyone who’s going to be in the Western PA area this Friday, April 27, should seriously consider attending Grant Writing 201: Winning Grants in Southwestern PA with Eric Davis, Owner Procopio Fundraising and Managing Partner, Elliott &…
  • Apr 25

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday

    Learning Opportunity – This Friday
    Anyone who’s going to be in the Western PA area this Friday, April 27, should seriously consider attending Grant Writing 201: Winning Grants in Southwestern PA with Eric Davis, Owner Procopio Fundraising and Managing Partner,…
  • Apr 5

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan

    Kony 2012 and Charitable Giving as Part of an Estate Plan
    Kony 2012 is the flavour du jour. We all know its basic premise: to make Joseph Kony, the corrupt leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group once present in Uganda, famous. If Kony becomes enough of a talking point, especially in…
Rank this Week: 4801

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Arocho Law Office's Nonprofit Blog

Covers news, events and ideas involving non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. By Antonio "Tony" Arocho.

http://lawyerfornonprofits.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th

    Year-End Happy Hour for Nonprofit Leaders-Dec. 15th
    You are cordially invited to attend the premier year-end Happy Hour and Networking event for Nonprofit Leaders on Wednesday,December 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & L Street/near McPherson…
  • Oct 21

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!

    CDFI Funding Opportunity!
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury just recently released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 2011 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The CDFI Fund is intended to expand the capacity of financial …
  • Oct 14

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd

    Facebook Page & Twitter Posts for the week of October 3rd
    This is a summary of posts for the week of October 3rd to Twitter and the
Rank this Week: 4603

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Hghlights legal issues facing nonprofits. Hosted by Tim Mooney.

http://nplawcast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4822

california nonprofit law blog

california nonprofit law blog

Covers the laws impacting California nonprofit organizations, including charities, industry associations, cooperatives, foundations, and state and local government entities. By Jill S. England.

http://canonprofitlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Go slow with bingo

    Go slow with bingo
    Certain tax-exempt organizations are authorized by state law and local ordinance to raise money from bingo, provided that the following criteria are met: 1) the proceeds must be used only for charitable purposes; 2) the games must be…
  • Mar 4

    Charity Poker Night

    Charity Poker Night
    NEW LAW FOR CHARITY“POKER NIGHT” FUNDRAISERS
  • Mar 4

    AG registration change

    AG registration change
    NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL AG REGISTRATION
Rank this Week: 1876