Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2017

While 2017 was a year many wish to forget, there were several special moments for us at NEO Law Group we wanted to share in our annual “Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog” post. We were one of the featured firms in the cover story for the February 2017 edition of the ABA Journal, our senior counsel Erin Bradrick was recognized as one of the 2017 American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, our associate attorney Michele Berger was interviewed by the Nonprofit Business Advisor, and I presented to a large group of regulators from across the country at the NAAG/NASCO Annual Conference. Here are some more highlights and articles from NEO Law Group and the Nonprofit Law Blog over the past year.

Nonprofit Law Blog Posts


10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Get in Trouble

Advocacy: An essential board responsibility


Duties of the Treasurer of a Nonprofit Corporation

Duties of the Secretary of a Nonprofit Corporation

Duties of the President and/or Chair of the Board

Tax Reform

Nonprofits and Tax Reform: 2017 Senate GOP Plan

Nonprofits and Tax Reform: 2017 House GOP Plan

Starting a Nonprofit

Starting a Nonprofit: Voting Membership Structure

Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startups


Commerciality Doctrine: Denial of Exemption

Tax-Exemption and Public Policy – Bob Jones University


Nonprofit Advocacy in the Trump Era: AAPIP2017

Take Action Today to Protect the Nonprofit, Religious, and Foundation Communities!

Private Foundations & Donor-Advised Funds

International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determinations

Guidestar’s Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations

Donor-Advised Fund Regulations Step One: Request for Comments


2017 Conference: Our Common Future (Independent Sector)

Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector: Oversight, Federal Law Perspective

2017 Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations (WCTEO)


Important Developments in California Law Affecting Nonprofits

NCPGC: Updates from the California Attorney General on Charity Regulation and Enforcement

Amending Bylaws of a California Nonprofit Corporation

California Nonprofit Law: The Self-Dealing Prohibition

Applying for the California Property Tax Welfare Exemption: An Overview

Other Writings & Presentation Materials

Shared Leadership: A Lawyer’s Perspective (Nonprofit Quarterly)

Crowdfunding: Rules of the Game in a Changing Landscape (NAAG/NASCO); download full article by clicking on Crowdfunding – NASCO 2017

Crowdfunding and Your Nonprofit: Legal Traps and Tips (BoardSource)

Attorney General’s Guide for Charities

See also Erin Bradrick’s monthly column for the Daily Journal (subscription)

Nonprofit Radio

Disaster Relief

Fiscal Sponsorship

What Boards Get Wrong

Shared Leadership Options

Crowdfunding Laws