Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 5/12/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. I had the privilege of spending much of the week in Zion National Park (pictured above) for the first time and learned that “approximately 71 percent of Utah consists of public lands managed by federal […]

California Regulations: Charitable Fundraising Platforms and Platform Charities – Part 1

On March 24, 2024, California approved final regulations governing charitable fundraising platforms and platform charities. These regulations implement Assembly Bill No. 488 (AB 488), an act that generally went into effect on January 1, 2023. You can find the new regulations codified in Government Code Section 12599.9 here. This post, the first of two, will cover, very generally, […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 5/5/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. It was also nice to see the Nonprofit Law Blog listed as #19 on FeedSpot’s 100 Non Profit Blogs and Websites and #1 on Justia’s of all-time Most Popular Nonprofit Law Blawgs. Notable Nonprofit Posts, […]

Highlights from BakerHostetler’s Webinar on Race-Based Grantmaking and Charitable Activities

Last month, BakerHostetler presented a very helpful webinar titled Race-Based Grantmaking and Charitable Activities: Protected First Amendment Speech or Prohibited Racial Exclusion? Materials are available on the firm’s website at the preceding link. Highlights The term charitable is used in section 501(c)(3) in its generally accepted legal sense and includes the promotion of social welfare by organizations […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/28/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Opinion: Columbia U.’s Firestorm Is Just the Beginning. Here’s How Philanthropy Can Respond (Manu Meel, Chronicle of Philanthropy) Inconsistent Regulations, Crackdown on Civil Liberties Hinder Nonprofits, Experts Say […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/21/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: The Israel-Hamas War Is Tearing Nonprofits Apart. But Some Are Bridging Staff Divides (Sara Herschander, Chronicle of Philanthropy) The charitable deduction is a complex, broken mess. There’s a […]

Filing with the IRS Before Receiving Exemption

It typically takes a nonprofit organization a number of months after it forms to file with the IRS an application for recognition of tax exemption. Then comes the waiting process. It may take many months for the IRS to reply, hopefully with a favorable determination letter recognizing the organization as tax-exempt from the date of […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/14/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Nonprofit Champion | April 8, 2024 (National Council of Nonprofits) Last week, the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its major rewrite of the Uniform Guidance, the […]

Final Regulations: Charitable Fundraising Platforms and Platform Charities

On March 24, 2024, California approved final regulations governing charitable fundraising platforms and platform charities. These regulations implement Assembly Bill No. 488 (AB 488), an act that generally went into effect on January 1, 2023. The act requires certain entities to register with and to file registration forms, reports, and other specified items with the […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 4/7/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: How José Andrés and His Corps of Cooks Became Leaders in Disaster Aid (Kim Severson, NY Times) The Coming Attacks on Nonprofits (Rachel Kleinfeld, Chronicle of Philanthropy) Philanthropy’s […]