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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/
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge
    Now that that Supreme Court has determined that “[t]he Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex,”[1] how will the Court’s decision impact religious organizations and…
  • Jun 29

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning
    By Guest Blogger Tom Okarma[1]Replacing a CEO ranks among a nonprofit board’s highest and sometimes most leadership-intensive responsibilities. While such transition presents huge opportunities, it can also be disruptive and filled with…
  • Jun 23

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement
    How can nonprofit organizations best share their facilities with others on a long-term basis?  Many nonprofits allow other organizations to use their space in order to promote like-minded organizations, to help cover the financial…
Rank this Week: 1650

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/
  • Jun 29

    Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)

    Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)
    China’s draft Foreign NGO Management Law released in May 2015 would, according to an Opinion piece in the New York Times (Will China Close its Doors?), require foreign nonprofits to be vetted by China’s security police before…
  • Jun 26

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15
    This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have a right to marry nationwide. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, “effectively allowing millions of Americans who…
  • Jun 21

    California Charity Registration: Form 990 Schedule B Disclosure

    California Charity Registration: Form 990 Schedule B Disclosure
    California requires a charity subject to its registration requirements to submit its IRS Form 990 including Schedule B (Schedule of Contributors) with its annual registrations to the Registry of Charitable Trusts. The list…
Rank this Week: 736

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4902

Notations on Non-Profits

Notations on Non-Profits

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

http://www.notationsonnonprofits.com/
  • Jun 23

    Legal Topics in Nonprofit Technology: Upcoming Talk and Past Post

    Legal Topics in Nonprofit Technology: Upcoming Talk and Past Post
    I’ll be chatting with NetSquared Houston July 14th on legal topics, pitfalls and traps that come up with nonprofit technology! For those unfamiliar, NetSquared is a national affiliation focused on blending startup technology,…
  • Jun 22

    Suggestions and Examples For Your Next Volunteer Agreement

    Suggestions and Examples For Your Next Volunteer Agreement
    This week I worked with an organization on updating their volunteer agreement. Thought I’d post a few of the suggestions I came up with for others to marinate on and comment. What else are YOU putting into your agreements? I’ll…
  • May 23

    The Productive Nonprofits Savior: A Deadline Calendar

    The Productive Nonprofits Savior: A Deadline Calendar
    How much detail to include depends entirely on what’s most helpful for your organization. Too much detail and it starts to look like a rocket schematic. Not enough detail and it’s about as helpful as Ikea instructions.  …
Rank this Week: 4668

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
Rank this Week: 2954

Lawscape

Lawscape

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

http://lawscape.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 9

    The DOJ Access to Justice Research Workshop Is An Important Achievement And A Milestone

    The DOJ Access to Justice Research Workshop Is An Important Achievement And A Milestone
    Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:The recent Research Workshop was sponsored by NIJ (National Institute of Justice) and ATJ (Access to Justice Initiative) within the Department of Justice, and by the National Science…
  • Jun 9

    The Needed Components for National ATJ Initiative Taking

    The Needed Components for National ATJ Initiative Taking
    Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:A couple of years ago, I blogged about what a state capacity for access to justice might look like.  Folks might find this post useful to start to talk about…
  • Jun 9

    Rapid California Court Rule Action Shows Momentum is Building on Fines and Fees Issue

    Rapid California Court Rule Action Shows Momentum is Building on Fines and Fees Issue
    Originally posted on Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog:Here is the story.  On May 1, the Fresno Bee ran a story under the headline: ACLU: Traffic-ticket policy by Valley courts unconstitutional.  The core of the story follows:…
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CharityLawyer

CharityLawyer

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

http://charitylawyerblog.com
  • May 7

    Don’t Forget to File Form 990

    Don’t Forget to File Form 990
    The Form 990 filing deadline is coming up May 15 for tax-exempt organizations filing taxes on a calendar year basis.
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofits and Affiliated Entitie

    Nonprofits and Affiliated Entitie
    Increasingly, nonprofits are creating affiliate organizations such as entities to hold real property, taxable subsidiaries that run unrelated businesses, lobbying organizations, foundations, chapters, and even management organizations. There…
  • Apr 14

    Nonprofit Jargon Buster – What is a Group Exemption?

    Nonprofit Jargon Buster – What is a Group Exemption?
    The group exemption permits a central or parent organization to certify that each subordinate qualifies for exemption and to include it under its umbrella for tax-exemption purposes. The process is designed to reduce paperwork for both…
Rank this Week: 4134

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
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Nonprofit Law and Consultation

Nonprofit Law and Consultation

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

http://ahereford.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Mystics & Prophets: Older and Indebted Candidates for Religious Life

    Mystics & Prophets: Older and Indebted Candidates for Religious Life
    Mystics & Prophets: Older and Indebted Candidates for Religious Life: I often work with communities when they are considering candidates for entrance into their formation programs. ...
  • Jan 13

    Apostolic Visitation Report - A Canonical Review

    Apostolic Visitation Report - A Canonical Review
    The Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Apostolic Women Religious in the USA began in 2008 with a stated purpose of looking into the quality of the life of religious women in the US. In December 2014, the Final Report was released, and…
  • Dec 5

    Mystics & Prophets: Sisters 2.0

    Mystics & Prophets: Sisters 2.0
    Mystics & Prophets: Sisters 2.0: Sisters 2.0 is a movement of the new generations of women religious. In this peer-led, self- organized space, we network for visioning and...
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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/
  • Apr 14

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie
    A recent decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is raising some eyebrows and hopefully causing some directors and officers of nonprofit corporations to think twice before taking a casual approach to their duties.  The Court in In…
  • Mar 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
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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
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Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Dec 4

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not

    Backing Up Your Case for Support With Statistics; or Not
    As Jerold Panas brilliantly explains in this excerpt from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, statistics should be used only sparingly when making a case that your organization needs support due to an identifiable community…
  • Nov 11

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday

    Getting Your Nonprofit Ready for Giving Tuesday
    It used to be that nonprofits’ biggest concern at this time of year was roping in those last tax-deduction-seeking donors before December 31st. But this year, December 2nd also requires a big red circle on one’s calendar, as…
  • Oct 31

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?

    Season of Sugar Begins: Can We Reduce It When Fundraising?
    No, I’m not going to become the Halloween equivalent of a Scrooge and give out toothbrushes or apples on Halloween — there will be candy at my door. Nevertheless, if I can put on my Berkeley hippie hat for a moment, now seems…
Rank this Week: 4599

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: 3665

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: 4764

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…
  • 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…]
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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: 3271

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: 4139

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: 4092

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: 4574

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Hghlights legal issues facing nonprofits. Hosted by Tim Mooney.

http://nplawcast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4131

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: 4135