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Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/home/
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014
    The Nonprofit Law Blog will be getting a new look next week. Have a listen to Gavin DeGraw's Everything Will Change (the official song of Team USA 2014) while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social…
  • Feb 19

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?
    Do you know who your organization has reported to the IRS as its responsible party? Your organization should make sure the IRS has the current information by the February 28, 2014 deadline. According to the Instructions to IRS Form 8822-B:...
  • Feb 14

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014
    Happy Valentine's Day. Have a listen to Chet Baker's My Funny Valentine while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social enterprises: Foundation Center: Can My Business Be a Nonprofit? Free webinar 2/26,…
Rank this Week: 482

Louisiana Nonprofits Blog

Louisiana Nonprofits Blog

Covers public policy, grants, economic stimulus, and federal funding. By the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

http://louisiananonprofits.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
  • Apr 14

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean

    Bargain Furniture in New Orlean
    LANO New Orleans will be moving to new furnished offices, and we’ve got lots of sturdy equipment and furniture that might interest organizations. These include: desks, chairs, filing cabinets, armoires, and a storage cabinet. An…
Rank this Week: 1334

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1662

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 2090

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
Rank this Week: 2064

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: 2422

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

Nonprofit Law Info Blog

By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC. Covers legal developments affecting nonprofit organizations.

http://www.nonprofitlawinfoblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2863

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/
  • Apr 21

    The Pastor’s Study

    The Pastor’s Study
    QUESTION:  What are the rules for deductibility of contributions of property? ANSWER:  The rules pertaining to charitable contributions of property are more complex than those involving gifts of money.  This type of gift…
  • Mar 19

    Who Owns Your Church?

    Who Owns Your Church?
  • Mar 12

    Obamacare and You

    Obamacare and You
Rank this Week: 3291

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: 3271

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 3

    Supreme Court takes up birth control case

    Supreme Court takes up birth control case
    Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, November 25, 2013 to take up the company’s lawsuit against the federal health care law’s requirement that coverage include access to the morning-after pill. Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 3327

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…
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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: 3572

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Nonprofit Law Podcast

Hghlights legal issues facing nonprofits. Hosted by Tim Mooney.

http://nplawcast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3584

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/
  • Apr 22

    The Details Matter: Carefully Operating Related 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Nonprofit

    The Details Matter: Carefully Operating Related 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Nonprofit
    The IRS recently denied 501(c)(3) public charity status to a social justice organization that was related to a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.  (PLR 201408030)  What went wrong?  Plenty, with much to learn for nonprofit…
  • Apr 11

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional
    Upholding individuals’ free speech rights, the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act as unconstitutionally overbroad.  As of April, 2014, electronic recording of conversations is permissible in…
  • Apr 9

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance
    “It is declared that 26 U.S.C. § 107(2) violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”  -- Judge B. Crabb, Federal District Court of Western Wisconsin regarding the clergy…
Rank this Week: 3972

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

Lawyers to the Rescue Blog

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

http://www.lawyerstotherescueblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    Data Management Systems: Helping You Keep Track of Your Volunteer Info by Andrew Lisa

    Data Management Systems: Helping You Keep Track of Your Volunteer Info by Andrew Lisa
    Data Management Systems: Helping You Keep Track of Your Volunteer Info Whether it's a simple list of personnel information or total data integration, volunteer organizations are under special pressure to manage their data properly. Whether…
  • Feb 3

    6 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Family Lawyer

    6 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Family Lawyer
    6 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Family Lawyer A Family Law attorney or a Family Lawyer refers to the Law Practitioner who specialises in cases like divorce, child custody, child support, child visitation, spousal support and…
Rank this Week: 4230

CharityLawyer

CharityLawyer

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

http://charitylawyerblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Managing Donor Restricted Gift

    Managing Donor Restricted Gift
    Giving donors the power to restrict their gifts for a specific purpose or program or to restrict the timing and amount of expenditures can be a powerful giving incentive. Restrictions give donors comfort that their gift will be used as they…
  • Mar 22

    10 Questions To Ask Before You Join A Nonprofit Board

    10 Questions To Ask Before You Join A Nonprofit Board
    While board service can be one of the most rewarding ways to give back, a bad fit or poor performance can lead to a difficult and even potentially costly board service experience.
  • Mar 5

    IRS Posts Standard Form 1023 Question

    IRS Posts Standard Form 1023 Question
    The IRS has posted in links to the questions Exempt Organizations specialists are instructed to ask in relation to various issues raised by applications for exemption and miscellaneous determination requests.
Rank this Week: 4970

Notations on Non-Profits

Notations on Non-Profits

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

http://www.notationsonnonprofits.com/
  • Apr 7

    Don’t Forget! I’ll Be At The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit Next Week!

    Don’t Forget! I’ll Be At The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit Next Week!
    I’m still alive I promise! But between the new position, starting the book up again and prepping for talks (here’s a podcast I just did for one) things have been a tad busy. However, I did want to remind folks that it’s…
  • Mar 5

    All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

    All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization
    Check out my most recent post on the TriplePundit site! A list of five things nonprofits, social enterprises and traditional for-profits should all be thinking about after forming a new organization.  …
  • Feb 24

    Local Nonprofit Partner and Upcoming Event

    Local Nonprofit Partner and Upcoming Event
    The last few weeks in Houston have been full of things happening in the nonprofit space. There’s different clinics, talks, special events; it’s been hard to keep up with them all. But there’s two things I wanted to highlight…
Rank this Week: 4312

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy…

Nolo’s Fundraising Tips for Busy Nonprofits

By Ilona Bray.

http://blog.nolo.com/fundraising/
  • Apr 1

    Tips From an Experienced Charity Auctioneer

    Tips From an Experienced Charity Auctioneer
    I recently spoke to someone who’s been volunteering at a nonprofit’s live auction for ten years — and in a major role, too. He’s the one who stands up in front of the room and solicit bids from the audience. He’s…
  • Mar 21

    When Crowdfunding Fails, It Can Fail Big

    When Crowdfunding Fails, It Can Fail Big
    If a nonprofit sends out a direct mail appeal for funding and no one answers it, who will ever know? Except for some long faces in the hallway and somber analyses at the next board meeting, the matter may attract little attention. Not so with…
  • Mar 11

    “Just seeing the look on the faces of those kids . . . .”

    “Just seeing the look on the faces of those kids . . . .”
    A recent article in the East Bay Monthly, called “In the Philanthropic Swim” contained a powerful reminder of how donors’ giving instincts are fueled not just by knowing that they’ve made a difference, but actually…
Rank this Week: 4856

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/
  • Mar 26

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit
    This week, the IRS released Notice 2014-21 regarding the treatment of Bitcoin and other similar cryptographic currencies (“cryptocurrencies”).  The increased popularity of using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods or services…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA
    This week the Supreme Court decided the case of US vs. Quality Stores and reversed the 6th Circuit’s holding that severance payments made to terminated employees were not subject to FICA.  Quality Stores had brought a case to…
  • Mar 5

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS
    In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. …
Rank this Week: 4400

Nonprofit Law and Consultation

Nonprofit Law and Consultation

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

http://ahereford.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Reinstatement of Exempt Statu

    Reinstatement of Exempt Statu
    In the past 5 years, many organizations had their tax exempt status revoked for non-filing of their annual information returns.  The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2014-11, 2014-3 I.R.B. 411 (the “Revenue Procedure”)…
  • Mar 13

    Form 1023: Application for Tax Exemption

    Form 1023: Application for Tax Exemption
    IRS interactive application for tax exemption has been updated. Click here....
  • Mar 6

    Applying for Exemption/Misc. Determination: Sample Question

    Applying for Exemption/Misc. Determination: Sample Question
    Applications for exemption and miscellaneous determination requests are assigned to Exempt Organizations specialists for review. If additional information is necessary to make a determination, a specialist will contact the organization for…
Rank this Week: 4971

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/
  • Mar 17

    Spam Ho!

    Spam Ho!
    Canada’s anti-spam legislation (generally called “CASL”) comes into force on July 1, 2014. CASL is far-reaching, applies broadly to commercial electronic messages and computer programs, has onerous restrictions, has…
  • Mar 11

    CNCA Transition Deadline Fast Approaching!

    CNCA Transition Deadline Fast Approaching!
    All not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) incorporated under the now-repealed Part II of the Canada Corporations Act must apply to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the “CNCA”) prior to October 17, 2014,…
  • Mar 11

    The Ontario Not-for-Profit Act Remains in a Holding Pattern

    The Ontario Not-for-Profit Act Remains in a Holding Pattern
    In 2010, Ontario attempted to modernize the governance of not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) incorporated in Ontario when it passed the Not-for-profit Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “ONCA”). This followed similar legislation at…
Rank this Week: 3785

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: 4896

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: 4847

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: 4969