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 […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nonprofit Bylaws

Nonprofits should be at the forefront of encompassing diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) into their governance and operations. While discussions regarding DEI are increasingly prevalent in the nonprofit sector, the next, more difficult, step forward is to turn the discussions into action. How do we, as part of the nonprofit community dedicated to the benefit […]

Erin Bradrick Awarded Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by ABA

The American Bar Association Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section has announced the 2018 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award recipients.  NEO Law Group is very proud to share that Erin was awarded the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award for distinguished service by a young attorney in the nonprofit sector. Congratulations, Erin! From the press release: Erin Bradrick is […]

Protecting Your Nonprofit from Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment has long been an epidemic whose immense scope we, as a society, have only recently recognized. No industry has been spared, as Hollywood, government, media, food, tech, and nonprofits have struggled, and continue to struggle, with sexual and other harassment scandals. Harassment in the workplace harms more than its direct victims. For nonprofits, […]

Serving as the Chair of the Board

The chair of the board of directors (the “chair”) plays an extremely important role for a nonprofit organization. At the core of the chair’s duties, he or she generally presides over meetings of the board, collaborating with the chief executive to create a purposeful agenda and to set priorities, and helping to ensure sound and […]