Nonprofit Mergers: Common Risks

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated financial and social crises, and the rising racial justice movement, many nonprofits are looking at collaborations and mergers as a strategic response. But nonprofit leaders must understand at the outset the risks associated with such transactions. Following up on our recent post on motivations of nonprofits considering […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/31/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The coronavirus pandemic’s toll on the nation’s economy became emphatically clearer Thursday as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of […]

Nonprofit Mergers: Motivations

Facing the severe impacts of the current public health and economic crises, many nonprofits are considering mergers and other forms of collaboration as a strategy for maintaining or strengthening their programmatic activities, their brand and clout, and, for some, their survival. Prior to entering into any negotiations around a collaboration, nonprofit leaders should identify and […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “John Lewis, a civil rights leader who preached nonviolence while enduring beatings and jailings during seminal front-line confrontations of the 1960s and later spent more than three decades in Congress […]

Nonprofit Radio: Collaborations – MOU To Merger

I’ll be on on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, July 24, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about nonprofit collaborations right after he speaks with his other guests Jacqueline Copeland and Valaida Fullwood about Black Philanthropy Month. You can listen live on Talking Alternative. The archived podcast will be available a few days after the show […]

Grants to Individuals and Businesses – Part Four

Generally, 501(c)(3) organizations can make grants to individuals and to businesses if such grants are made in furtherance of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt purposes and are not expended in a manner inconsistent with 501(c)(3). In Part One of this series, we focused on mission-consistency, charitable class, and prohibited private benefits. In Part Two, we looked more specifically at a […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/17/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The president’s decision on Friday to commute Mr. Stone’s prison sentence for impeding a congressional inquiry and other crimes was extraordinary because federal prosecutors had suspected that Mr. Stone could […]

Grants to Individuals and Businesses – Part Three

Generally, 501(c)(3) organizations can make grants to individuals and to businesses if such grants are made in furtherance of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt purposes and are not expended in a manner inconsistent with 501(c)(3). In Part One of this series, we focused on mission-consistency, charitable class, and prohibited private benefits. In Part Two, we looked more specifically at […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/10/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “President Trump on Wednesday intensified his demand that schools fully reopen this fall, slamming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pressuring it to loosen guidance and threatening to cut […]

Grants to Individuals and Businesses – Part Two

Generally, 501(c)(3) organizations can make grants to individuals and to businesses if such grants are made in furtherance of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt purposes and are not expended in a manner inconsistent with 501(c)(3). In Part One of this series, we focused on mission-consistency, charitable class, and prohibited private benefits. In this Part Two, we look […]