Nonprofit Radio: Fiscal Sponsorship

I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, September 1, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti and consultant Andrew Schulman about fiscal sponsorship. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later on iTunes. Fiscal sponsorship. You’ve probably seen it and don’t know what it’s called. We’ll fix that as we cover what it is; […]

Lobbying & Grants to Non-501(c)(3) Entities: Know The Rules

Although many people think otherwise, 501(c)(3) public charities are in fact permitted to engage to lobbying activities, provided such activities are an insubstantial amount of their overall activities. They are also generally permitted to fund any work of other entities, including non-public charities, that they could engage in themselves, including lobbying activities.  However, when a […]

Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It

Erin Bradrick‘s article on fiscal sponsorship published by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today was made available online last week. Read it here. For lawyers who work with nonprofits and exempt organizations or individuals with philanthropic aspirations, “I want to start a nonprofit” may be the single phrase they hear most frequently. However, the […]

Fiscal Sponsorship: The Risks of Being a Fiscal Sponsor

Fiscal sponsorship can be an incredibly valuable tool for incubating charitable nonprofit projects and creating efficiencies through the provision of administrative support to several discrete projects. The key to its value lies in how well the fiscal sponsor meets its responsibilities and obligations and understands how to appropriately manage the risks of sponsorship. In this […]

Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar exam! Amazing year for all of us. Blog Posts Governance What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually? Executive Succession: […]

NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Starting a Nonprofit – Alternatives to Forming a Nonprofit

  Today, NEO Law Group released a new 3 minute video in its series of videos on tips for nonprofits, available on YouTube.  While incorporating a nonprofit and applying for tax exemption may be the right choice in some instances,  there may often be a better way to achieve your charitable goals.  This video focuses on some possible alternatives to formation, including partnering with an existing […]

National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship (pdf). Preview: The focus of the call was on comprehensive fiscal sponsorship (also referred to as […]

Fiscal Sponsorship: A Valuable Option for Grantmakers and Grantees

  Yesterday, I had the honor of participating on a panel discussing fiscal sponsorship at the 2014 Grantmakers in the Arts 2014 Conference in Houston. Frances Phillips (Walter and Elise Haas Fund), Melanie Beene (consultant, former CEO of Community Initiatives), and Ian David Moss (Fractured Atlas) were my co-panelists, and we were joined by a very vocal group […]