Many well-intended individuals who want to work on addressing public, social, and environmental needs think about starting a charitable nonprofit. Founding and leading a nonprofit may be viewed as a badge of significance and honor. But before moving forward, founders of a charitable venture should first consider the alternatives. Similarly, lawyers and bar associations asked […]
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CEB: Representing Charitable Nonprofits: Formation and Exemption
On February 22, 2018, Erin and I recorded a webinar for Continuing Education of the Bar – Representing Charitable Nonprofits: Formation and Exemption. It’s a basic to intermediate-level 90 minute CLE program available here. Ensure you can advise clients on the special issues affecting nonprofits. This program covers how to get a nonprofit 501(c)(3) up and […]
Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofits
We are presenting two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for Lawline on Friday, January 13, 2016 that we hope California attorneys will find helpful in their representation of nonprofits: Forming a California Nonprofit (Erin) This program will discuss the process of forming a California nonprofit entity, going through the legal considerations involved in each step in […]
MyLawCLE: Forming a Nonprofit & Applying for Exemption
Erin is presenting Nonprofit 101: Forming a Nonprofit & Applying for Tax Exemption Under IRS Code Section 501 (c)(3) for MyLawCLE in Miami on August 20, 2015. You can attend the live broadcast or on-demand. Here’s the description from MyLawCLE: In this Level 101 session, we’ll be discussing the basic legal considerations applicable to nonprofits. We’ll […]
The Avengers, a Nonprofit Corporation
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America made reference to bylaws in stating that there were no restrictions against relationships between members. This of course proves that The Avengers are not only a superhero team that saves the world on a regular basis but also a nonprofit corporation. Here is the way the startup process must have […]
Starting a Related Nonprofit: 7 Initial Considerations
If your for-profit company is interested in starting a related nonprofit, here are 7 initial considerations to take into account before moving forward: 1. Are you properly intentioned? A nonprofit exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must have a charitable, educational, or other 501(c)(3)-consistent purpose and must not be operated for the benefit of […]
NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Starting a Nonprofit – Drafting a Purpose Statement
NEO Law Group recently posted its second YouTube video on 2 minute tips for starting a nonprofit. This video focuses on the process of drafting a purpose statement for a new nonprofit organization We hope that you enjoy it and please stay tuned for additional 2 minute videos from NEO Law Group on tips related […]
NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Starting a Nonprofit – Selecting the Initial Board of Directors
NEO Law Group posted its first YouTube video today on 2 minute tips for starting a nonprofit, beginning with a discussion of selecting the initial board of directors. We hope that you enjoy it and please stay tuned for additional 2 minute videos on tips related to nonprofits.
Applying for Tax Exemption: Expedited Processing Still Available!
With the publication of Revenue Procedure 2014-4 on January 2, 2014, the IRS announced that determination letter requests (which includes requests included with Forms 1023 or 1024) are not eligible for expedited handling. UPDATE (2/19/14): It turns out that Rev. Proc. 2014-4 was not accurate on this point. The IRS has formally corrected this error […]
Legal Issues Facing Nonprofit Start-up Organizations – Foundation Center, San Mateo
Our Senior Counsel Erin Bradrick will be speaking on Legal Issues Facing Nonprofit Start-up Organizations today from 4 – 5 p.m. at the San Mateo Public Library. Register here. Topics will include: Considerations before starting a nonprofit Incorporating with the state Applyiing for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status Typical legal issues facing young nonprofits "Setting up and […]
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