10 Significant News Events of 2023

In 2023, the World Health Organization declared an end to COVID-19 as a global health emergency, artificial intelligence dominated the news, and the nonprofit sector received some long-awaited regulations. Here is our list of 10 significant news events affecting nonprofits in the United States in 2023, and a few links discussing each: Ed. One addition […]

10 Significant News Events of 2022

In 2022, a war began in Europe, the Supreme Court ended nearly 50-years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade, inflation rose, and climate change continued to be one of the defining issues of our time. Here is our list of 10 significant news events of 2022 affecting the nonprofit sector in the United States, […]

10 Significant News Events of 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for many. With the pandemic still raging, a divided country met a new administration, and issues such as abortion access and climate change continued to be dire. Here is our list of 10 significant news events of 2021 affecting the nonprofit sector in the United States and a few […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — January 25, 2021: The Committee on Nonprofit Organizations of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is calling for nominations for the “2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards.” The Committee presents the Awards annually to outstanding lawyers in the categories of Academic, Attorney, Nonprofit In-House Counsel, and Young Attorney (under 35 years […]

Nonprofit Mergers – Part 2: Step-by-Step

There are many ways in which two or more nonprofits can collaborate (see La Piana Consulting’s Collaborative Map), including (1) mergers and (2) dissolutions and asset transfers discussed in Part 1 of this series. This post specifically examines a merger between two California nonprofit corporations. Prior to moving forward with a merger, the parties should […]

Tips for Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week, Venable LLP hosted a webinar called COVID-19: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know, which examined current questions surrounding workers, insurance, events, travel, and workplace situations. Below are some tips for nonprofits in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Note that, as the situation is fluid and changing rapidly, good practices recommended today may be different […]

Nonprofit Mergers – Part I: Basic Legal Considerations

Nonprofit corporations may decide to merge for many reasons, including to better advance a common purpose or to expand the range of services offered to common beneficiaries. Generally, in a simple 2-party merger between A (the surviving corporation) and B (the merging corporation also referred to in the law as the disappearing corporation), A automatically […]

10 Significant News Events of 2019

2019 began in the middle of the longest government shutdown in history, the ramifications of which were felt within the nonprofit sector for months thereafter. Youth advocates continued to demonstrate their power and influence, with Greta Thunberg and many other young people gaining national attention and recognition for their climate activism. We witnessed nonprofits struggle […]

Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness Procedures

The Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness procedures, described in Treasury Regulation Section 53.4958-6(a), were promulgated to help charities avoid overpaying certain individuals and entities (known as disqualified persons) that might be able to exercise influence on the charity’s decision-making. Among those included as disqualified persons (DQPs) are: Directors (board members), trustees, presidents, CEOs, COOs, treasurers, CFOs, […]

10 Significant News Events of 2018

2018 has featured many major events that have affected, and will continue to affect, the nonprofit sector. On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years, went into effect, leaving nonprofits with many unanswered questions about how to comply. Youth advocates […]