Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2015

Best of 2015 - The year in review

An eventful year for the world, the sector, and for us at NEO Law Group. Some of my firsts: participating at Burning Man (one of our favorite clients), rapping at Independent Sector’s Annual Conference, and attending SOCAP. Here is the best stuff from the NEO Law Group over the past year:

Blog Posts


Why Are Charities Tax-Exempt? – with special thanks to the late Rick Cohen, the conscience of the nonprofit sector

Nonprofit Law 101 for Journalists

Independent Sector Threads: Oakland Style


Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part I: 509(a)(1)

Nonprofits – International Charity Activities

Fiscal Sponsorship: The Risks of Being a Fiscal Sponsor


Where Nonprofit Boards Fall Short

Why Nonprofit Governance is Different from For-profit Governance

Nonprofit Board Meetings – Calendar of Agenda Items


Executive Compensation – The Legal Issues

Women Leaders Still Make Less Than Their Male Counterparts…Even in the Nonprofit Sector

Private Foundations

Private Foundation Rules

Private Foundations & Self-Dealing

Private Foundation: New Rules Recognizing Mission-Related Investments

Social Enterprises

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Taxable Social EnterprisePart 1 & Part 2

California Social Purpose Corporation: An Overview


2015 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Embark: 2015 Independent Sector Annual Conference



A Prediction for the Nonprofit Sector in 2015

A Lawyer’s Journey to Black Rock City: Burning Man 2015

Articles – Erin Bradrick

California’s New Regulations: The Start of a New Problematic Trend in State Charity Oversight? The Nonprofit Quarterly

Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It, ABA Business Law Today

Basic Legal Considerations Before Launching a Planned-Giving Program, The Chronicle of Philanthropy


Tips for Nonprofits: Private Foundation or Public Charity?

Tips for Nonprofits: Fiscal Sponsorship

Nonprofit Radio


Volunteer Legal Issues

Speaking Engagements


Current Developments – The Bakers’ Dozen, Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Legal Session, National Network of Fiscal Sponsors Annual Gathering

10 Rules Your Nonprofit Needs to Know for 2016, Annual Policy Convention, CalNonprofits


Nonprofit Board Scandals and the Lessons Learned, BoardSource Leadership Forum

Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics, Continuing Education of the Bar, State Bar of California

Top Five Hot Legal Topics for 501(c)(3) Organizations (webinar), American Law Institute


Nonprofit Legal Structures and Compliance Issues, CalCPA Nonprofit Interest Group, South Bay