Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2020

2020 was a horrendous year for much of the world and for the nonprofit sector. But it came with reminders of longstanding problems and prices to pay for past actions and inactions, which will hopefully catalyze changes that need to be made in 2021 and beyond. For us at NEO Law Group, Erin and I became part-time Lecturers at Columbia University, we were able to work on some critical transactions in the racial equity space, and, for the second year in row, Michele had the biggest news of all. Here are some highlights and articles from the Nonprofit Law Blog over the past year:

IRS & Treasury

Treasury and IRS 2020-2021 Priority Guidance Plan

UBIT Silos: Final Regulations

Payments to Charities

Form 1023 – Electronic Filing Requirement


Nonprofit Mergers: Tips & Traps

Nonprofit Mergers: Common Risks

Nonprofit Mergers: Motivations

Nonprofit Mergers – Part 1: Basic Legal Considerations

Nonprofit Mergers – Part 2: Step-by-Step

CLE: Nonprofit M&A: Potential Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives

Nonprofit Joint Ventures: Basics

Fiscal Sponsorship

How to Find a Fiscal Sponsor

Nonprofits in Trouble: The Fiscal Sponsorship Option

Fiscal Sponsors and COVID-19

Grants to Individuals and Businesses

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four


Board Member Rights and Non-Rights

Charities: Prudent Investment Laws

California AG: Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonprofit Governance: Coronavirus and COVID-19

So You’ve Joined a Nonprofit Board – Now What?


California AG: New Forms for Charities & Fundraisers

California AB 1712: Donor Advised Funds (Round Two)

More on COVID-19

Nonprofit Leaders Call for COVID-19 Relief Deal

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Tips for Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Black Lives Matter: My Hopes and Commitments

13 lists of ways to learn and show up as antiracist* in this world

Anchoring Equity in a Mission Statement

NASCO: Survey of State Laws Governing Registration of Charities

Nonprofit Advocacy: #SavedDotOrg


WCTEO 2020 Highlights: Charitable Purpose in the 21st Century

WCTEO 2020 Highlights: Nonprofits in Distress

Highlights from 2020 Nonprofit Policy Conferences

Bernholz: Digital Civil Society and Democracy

Upswell 2020: A Virtual Experience

CalCPA Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference 2020

Nonprofit Radio & BoardSource Facebook Live

Nonprofit Radio: Nonprofits and CARES Act

Nonprofit Radio: Equitable Compensation

BoardSource Facebook Live: Dissolutions & Mergers

BoardSource Facebook Live: Responding to COVID-19 Legal Issues