Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2023

2023 was the year of the worker, the recognition of AI as a world-changing influence, the horrific attack by Hamas, the devastating Israeli response in Gaza, Russia’s continuing attack on Ukraine, the tragic fires in Maui, the failures of the U.S. Supreme Court, the rising influence of Gen Z, proposed DAF regulations, and Taylor Swift. Here are some highlights and articles from the Nonprofit Law Blog over the past year:


NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference: Purpose-Driven Board Leadership

Nonprofit Governance: Board Composition

Starting a Nonprofit: Designators and Board Member Selection

Nonprofit Board Member Conflicts of Interest

Legally Compliant Bylaws – Good Enough?

The Nonprofit Board You’d Love to Join

The Nonprofit Board Member You’d Love to Recruit

Lessons in Nonprofit Governance from the Screen


Nonprofit Radio: Gene & Amy’s 2023 Outlook

Engaging Millennials and Gen Z by ChatGPT

Nonprofit Radio: Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

Enterprise Risk Management for Nonprofits: An Introduction

IRS, Treasury, & Federal Tax Laws

501(c)(3) Operational Test

Proposed Donor Advised Fund Regulations: What is a Donor Advised Fund?

Type III Supporting Organizations – Functionally Integrated

Charitable: Eliminating Prejudice and Discrimination

Charitable: Lessening Neighborhood Tensions

Ways and Means Committee Requests Information on Nonprofit Political Campaign Intervention

Responses to Ways and Means Committee Request for Information on Nonprofit Political Campaign Intervention

501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations

Foreign Grantmaking: NGOsource 10th Anniversary

California Laws

California Laws: Registry of Charitable Trusts

Online Fundraising: California Proposed Regulations – Article 1

California Laws: Good Standing

California: Nonprofit Directors’ Rights of Inspection

California Law: Removed Director of a Nonprofit and Standing to Sue

Fiscal Sponsorship

Entering into a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement

Is Fiscal Sponsorship a Service Provided for a Fee? Why it isn’t and why it matters.

Fiscal Sponsorship and Board Governance

How to Make Grants to Fiscally Sponsored Projects

Two Vehicles, One Home: Fiscal Sponsorship and Donor Advised Funds


Nonprofits: 10 Lessons from “Ted Lasso” and “Succession”

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

Nonprofit Radio: Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case and Implications for Nonprofits

Fearless Foundation Case: CoF and IS Amicus Brief

An OpenAI-Inspired Nonprofit Law Story – Part One and Part Two

Nonprofit Radio: OpenAI and Nonprofit-Money Collaborations

Nonprofit Law 201 for Journalists


Highlights from the ABA Exempt Organizations Committee Meeting 10/17/23 – Part One and Part Two

2023 NAAG/NASCO Annual Charities Conference

Northern California Grantmakers 2023 Conference

Highlights from the ABA Exempt Organizations Committee Meeting 2/10/23

Highlights from the ABA Exempt Organizations Subcommittee Meetings 2/10/23

ABA 2023 BLS Meeting: Creative Philanthropy

Celebration of Ellen Aprill

Upswell Summit 2023 – Day One