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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/
  • Sep 26

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania
    You may have heard about the new power of attorney legislation that became the law in Pennsylvania in July.  If you have executed a power of attorney or are thinking about executing a power of attorney, you may be wondering how that…
  • Aug 4

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain

    Pipelines and Eminent Domain
    Last Wednesday, I attended an excellent program sponsored by the Penn State Cooperative Extension, “Making Sense of Natural Gas Pipelines and Right-of-Way Agreements”.  Over the years, I have represented both condemnors and…
  • Aug 1

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License

    Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Lowers Fee for Gaming License
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced yesterday that it was lowering the license fee for a tavern gaming license from $2,000 to $500.  It’s safe to assume that the PLCB has had to take a long hard look at its tavern…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Sep 26

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 26, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 26, 2014
    Summer turned into fall and New York City was the hub of social good events including the People’s Climate March, Social Good Summit, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, General Assembly of the United Nations and UN Climate…
  • Sep 24

    International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determination

    International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determination
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Sep 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014
    The BBC reported Scotland voted narrowly against independence. Have a listen to Al Green‘s Let’s Stay Together while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Tom Watson: New @forbes post: A Gender Lens For…
Rank this Week: 1629

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
  • Sep 27

    A suggested template for when you are fighting with a business on the phone

    A suggested template for when you are fighting with a business on the phone
    A big problem for consumers is that the businesses that cause you problems are also the ones who wind up controlling all the contacts you have with them, and they like to do so in ways that make it hard for you to later prove that they told…
  • Sep 13

    What has fine print taken from you lately?

    What has fine print taken from you lately?
    September 13, 2014AFJ's First Monday campaign: Fighting back against forced arbitrationBuried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can't go before an impartial jury or judge.…
  • Sep 3

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share

    Another reminder to be grateful for the abundance we share
    Thanks to my clients, I am able to support terrific organizations like Salem Harvest: Dear Mr. Gear,I hope you're having a wonderful summer.  Salem Harvest's season is off to a great start.  We had a big rush of cherries at the…
Rank this Week: 2436

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age

    For Fundraising Auction, Parties Can Be Scaled to Any Size and Age
    An auction to raise money for a school or other nonprofit may, over the years, develop its own, unique culture and tradition. That’s what has occurred in the Piedmont school district of California, where parties, put…
Rank this Week: 2247

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: 2310

CharityLawyer

CharityLawyer

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

http://charitylawyerblog.com
  • 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…
  • Sep 11

    Choice of Domicile for Nonprofit Corporation

    Choice of Domicile for Nonprofit Corporation
    Over the years we have worked with organizations in many different states and have had the chance to form some opinions about choice of domicile for nonprofits. Some of the factors that have influenced our thoughts on this matter include…
  • Sep 4

    To Pay or Not to Pay – Compensating Nonprofit Founder

    To Pay or Not to Pay – Compensating Nonprofit Founder
    Many founders feel guilty accepting reasonable compensation from the nonprofit they have nurtured but if they continue to forgo a reasonable salary, they risk erecting a house of cards that will fall apart as soon as they burn out.
Rank this Week: 2845

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: 2733

Lawscape

Lawscape

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

http://lawscape.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 3

    Sweet, the same

    Sweet, the same
    In a rambling sort of way I sort through cabinets in which manila file folders rest until, crisp bottom fold lost and rounded, they open like wilted and faded petals over-revealing their aged content.  After 16 years in this pro ……
  • Dec 3

    Can the Self-Represented Collect For Time When Required by Opposing Attorney -- Canada Move

    Can the Self-Represented Collect For Time When Required by Opposing Attorney -- Canada Move
    Reblogged from Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog: Julie Macfarlane has a fascinating blog on the emerging jurisprudence in Canada dealing with the award of costs when time is required by an opposing attorney's wrongful…
  • Dec 3

    Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important -- Two Lessons from Massachuett

    Why State-Based Advocacy Orgazations are Important -- Two Lessons from Massachuett
    Reblogged from Richard Zorza's Access to Justice Blog: Those of us who try to focus attention on the "access" side of access to justice are often criticized for not planning enough for impact advocacy side.  Two recent developments…
Rank this Week: 2549

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 1

    Conflicts of Interest – What Hat Are You Wearing?

    Conflicts of Interest – What Hat Are You Wearing?
    Does your nonprofit have established policies for handling conflicts of interest?  While such policies have long been recommended by the IRS and state agencies, adoption of a specific corporate conflict of interest policy is not…
  • Sep 24

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption
               Does an organization’s tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) automatically qualify it for property tax exemption?  According to many state revenue departments, the answer is…
  • Sep 18

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?
                This week IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded before a U.S. House Subcommittee to the recently issued report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax…
Rank this Week: 3331

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 3051

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: 3464

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: 4482

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: 4269

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: 3757

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: 4124

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: 4477

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: 4693

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: 4481

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: 4480

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: 4562

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Hghlights legal issues facing nonprofits. Hosted by Tim Mooney.

http://nplawcast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4486

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: 4485