Nonprofit Corporation Legal Audit

All too often, whether a nonprofit corporation is legally compliant in its operations receives attention only after a conflict or issue arises. Instead, a nonprofit corporation can better prevent such conflicts and protect itself through regular legal audits of its corporate governance, federal and state tax exemption, other federal tax law matters, employment and volunteer […]

Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)

China’s draft Foreign NGO Management Law released in May 2015 would, according to an Opinion piece in the New York Times (Will China Close its Doors?), require foreign nonprofits to be vetted by China’s security police before conducting activities in China and subject them to penalties for vaguely defined offenses such as subverting state power, destroying ethnic […]

Tweets of the Week – 5/14/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Dryburgh: Typical problems with charitable gifts – purpose restrictions, naming rights, confidentiality, how costs are to be charged GTak: Huge liability exposure: copy machine hard drives (wipe before sale/disposal). (CBS) via @SCartierLiebel GTak: China's crackdown on nonprofit groups prompts new fear among activists […]

Tweets of the Week – 4/9/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: The number of charities and private foundations increased by 4.3 percent from 2008 to 2009 (total of > 1.2 million) – Chron of Phil 3/25 GTak: Foundations not embracing PRI: Median amount for program-related investments fell from $898,000 in 2008 to $479,000 in 2009 […]

Tweets of the Week – 3/5/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: Measuring the Bang of Every Donated Buck – (WSJ 3/1/10) – social return on investments philosopher20: Is there a private inurement, excess benefit or private benefit issue when a for-profit buys a non-profit college… jessamynlau: 3Q's for all fdns: What did founder […]

What the Winter Olympics Taught Me About Nonprofit Governance

The 2010 Winter Olympics rocked!  Having grown up in Vancouver, I recognize my bias.  But come on, the Double McTwist 1260, the men's hockey gold medal match between Team Canada and Team USA, both flawless and courageous performances on the ice, the craziness of short track speed skating, k.d. Lang's rendition of Hallelujah at the opening, […]

Tweets of the Week – 2/26/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: 50 Fascinating Lectures for Humanitarians – BoardSource: Senate Passes Jobs Bill That Includes Tax Credit for Nonprofit Employers rosettathurman: Why Don’t More Members of Gens X and Y Join Boards? acumenfund: How do you recognize a linchpin? The indispensable listeners, doers, […]

Tweets of the Week – 2/5/10

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the past week: GTak: Why hybrid corps? Blended value missions are not protected by traditional corp laws. Typical mission anchors are not rock solid. GTak: Vermont BSR Legislative Initiative: For-Benefit Corporations - GTak: Changing Ecosystem of Change: B-certified Corp, Benefit Corp, Flexible Purpose Corp, L3C. Thanks @p2173, […]

Tweets of the Week – 1/22/10

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the past week: GTak: Philanthropy and Charity Have Different Roles - (Steve Gunderson – COF) philaction: What metrics should we be tracking to assess impact of donor advice on Haiti giving? Your thoughts (and data) please BoardSource: The Stevens Settlement: Good for Stevens, Bad for Nonprofit Governance (Governance Consulting […]