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  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii PART ONE STARTING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION 1 Chapter One: What Is a Nonprofit Organization? 3 Chapter Two: Starting a Nonprofit Organization 13 Chapter Three: Debunking Some Myths and Misperceptions 23 PART TWO BEING NONPROFIT, LEGALLY 31 Chapter Four: Nonprofit Organizations: Much More than Charity 33 Chapter Five: Nonprofits and Private Benefit 49 Chapter Six: From Nonprofit to Tax-Exempt 65 Chapter Seven: Charities: Public or Private? 79 Chapter Eight: Governance: Board Duties and Liabilities 93 Chapter Nine: Braving Annual Reporting 109 Chapter Ten: Tax Exemption: Not a Paperwork Exemption 119 Chapter Eleven: Charitable Giving Rules 129 Chapter Twelve: Government Regulation of Fundraising 147 PART THREE TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS CAN BE TAXABLE, AND SO CAN THEIR MANAGERS 167 Chapter Thirteen: Related or Unrelated? 169 Chapter Fourteen: Lobbying Constraints--And Taxes 185 Chapter Fifteen: Political Campaign Activities--And More Taxes 197 Chapter Sixteen: Donor-Advised Funds, Tax Shelters, Insurance Schemes--And Still More Taxes 205 PART FOUR HELPFUL HINTS AND SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUES 211 Chapter Seventeen: Subsidiaries: For-Profit and Nonprofit 213 Chapter Eighteen: Joint Venturing and Other Partnering 223 Chapter Nineteen: Wonderful World of Planned Giving 233 Chapter Twenty: Putting Ideas into Action 241 PART FIVE SIDESTEPPING TRAPS 251 Chapter Twenty-One: Watchdogs on the Prowl 253 Chapter Twenty-Two: Potpourri of Policies and Procedures 267 Chapter Twenty-Three: Commerciality, Competition, Commensurateness 283 Chapter Twenty-Four: IRS Audits of Nonprofit Organizations 293 Chapter Twenty-Five: Avoiding Personal Liability 313 PART SIX CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE 319 Chapter Twenty-Six: Nonprofit Organizations and the Constitution 321 Glossary 341 Index 353.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118413456 20160610
Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector-from leading nonprofit law expert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not "legalese, " Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance for those interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annual information return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and current IRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax, and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information on virtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118413456 20160610
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
xxxii, 400 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Nonprofit Law: Ten Issues in Search of Resolution-- International Law of Nonprofit Organizations-- Australia-- Brazil-- Canada-- Egypt-- France-- Germany-- Hungary-- India-- Republic of Ireland-- Israel-- Italy-- Japan-- Mexico-- The Netherlands-- Poland-- The Russian Federation-- South Africa-- Spain-- Sweden-- Thailand-- United Kingdom-- United States-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471055181 20160527
With increased activity in the nonprofit world and a growing global business community, keeping up to date on the laws governing international philanthropy has become very complicated. Nonprofits are proliferating in countries where the government is unable to provide adequate social services. On the business side, multinational companies seeking access to new countries use corporate philanthropy as a way to open doors to new markets. This book is an easy-to-use reference to how nonprofits are governed around the world. Subjects covered for each country include: basic nonprofit law; types of organizations; internal management controls; taxation; reporting requirements; business income; lobbying; employee and board compensation and benefits; international activity; and general trends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471055181 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
132 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
3, 2, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
3, 4, 419 pages ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
xxx, 320 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • What good counsel can do for nonprofits
  • Nonprofit legal basics : corporate law and the requirements of the tax exemption
  • Good counsel about corporate governance
  • Contracts and intellectual property : laws that matter to program staff
  • Counseling the rainmakers : legal aspects of raising money
  • Laws that matter to the finance department (or not-for-profit, but not-for-loss either)
  • Getting personnel : human resources law for nonprofits
  • Getting the word out, legally : counseling the nonprofit communications team
  • Legal meets operations, facilities management, and security
  • Political activities and governmental lobbying
  • Taking charge of the legal function
  • Finding your dream job as in-house counsel at a nonprofit
  • Mobilizing other legal forces for the good.
A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. * Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools * Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents * Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118084045 20160609
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 723 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction to the law of charitable organizations
  • Starting the organization at the state level
  • The board of directors and their governance role
  • Tax exempt purposes of [Section] 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Charitable contributions
  • Charitable solicitations
  • Private foundations and their alternatives
  • Raising funds from commercial activities
  • Inurement, private benefit, and excess benefit transactions
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • Lobbying and political campaign activities
  • Accountability
  • Ending the nonprofit organization : dissolution, merger, and conversion.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (514 pages)
3, 3, 2, 261 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
1 v. (various pagings) ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
v. (loose-leaf) : forms ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Law Library (Crown)
xxix, 807 p. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
v. ; 22 cm.
  • no. 1, pt. 2. Charities
  • ch. 3, no. 1. Governance (revised)
  • no. 2, pt. 2. Charities
  • ch. 4. Gifts.
Law Library (Crown)
xl, 466 p. ; 28 cm.
  • pt. 2. Charities: ch. 3. Governance.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 122 p. : forms ; 25 cm.
  • Choice of entity
  • Differences in state laws
  • Forming the corporation
  • Raising and spending money
  • Reporting requirements
  • Directors' responsibilities (fiduciary duties)
  • Enforcement of laws
  • Legal protection for directors
  • Employees and volunteers
  • End of life planning for exempt organizations.
Suitable for practitioners and nonprofit corporations, this book offers an introduction to what is a nonprofit corporation and how it is formed; options for organizational structure; operating the corporation; tax exemptions; and, directors' responsibilities. It includes a form for an organization addressing a policy on conflict or interest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781590312919 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 137 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Organizing a nonprofit
  • Tax considerations for nonprofits
  • Directors and officers : on behalf of the board
  • Lobbying and electioneering
  • Intellectual property : trademarks and copyrights
  • Employment law
  • Employee benefits law
  • Immigration law
  • Antitrust law
  • Criminal investigations
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 550 p. ; 25 cm.
The nonprofit sector is a vital component of society and is allowed the greatest freedom to operate. The public understandably assumes that since non-profit organisations are established to do good, the people who run nonprofits are altruistic, and the laws governing nonprofits have reflected this assumption. But as Marion Fremont-Smith argues, the rules that govern how nonprofits operate are inadequate, and the regulatory mechanisms designed to enforce the rules need improvement. Despite repeated instances of negligent management, self-interest at the expense of the charity, and outright fraud, nonprofits continue to receive minimal government regulation. In this time of increased demand for corporate accountability, the need to strengthen regulation of nonprofits is obvious. Fremont-Smith addresses this need from a historical, legal, and organisational perspective. She combines summaries and analysis of the substantive legal rules governing the behaviour of charitable officers, directors, and trustees with descriptions of the federal and state regulatory schemes designed to enforce these rules. Her unique and exhaustive historical survey of the law of nonprofit organisations provides a foundation for her analysis of the effectiveness of current law and proposals for its improvement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674013063 20160528
Green Library


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