Tweets of the Week – 5/21/10

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: GTak: UK Prime Minister David Cameron says social enterprise is key to Big Society reform GTak: Reprieve? IRS Commissioner tells organizations to file 990 even if the deadline has now passed. p2173: LawForChange – legal network for social entrepreneurs  jessamynlau: Commonwealth Club […]

Legal Foundation for Civil Society in American Law

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of guest lecturing for a political science class on civil society.  My thanks to Professor Bruce Sievers and the students at Stanford. Here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation for the class:  Download Legal Foundation for Civil Society 2010.   Resources: Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. 518 […]

UBIT: Scientific Purposes and Scientific Research

In the context of scientific organizations, the IRS states that unrelated business income tax (UBIT) issues generally occur in two situations: (1) a scientific research organization (SRO) engaging in various projects or (2) a tax-exempt non-SRO engaging in research. “Scientific purpose” and “scientific research” are commonly seen phrases in the governing documents for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt […]

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 […]

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 – 1/1/10

Here are some of my favorite tweets of the past week: GTak: Getting It Done: Improving Nonprofit Performance (Harvard Business School, 9/18/00) GTak: Charity Governance Blog's Nonprofit Scandal of the Year – and NY Times Editorial – GTak: Jeffrey Sachs: Our Millennium Challenges: environmental degradation, population change, extreme poverty, global problem solving pndblog 2009: […]