Lynette M. Zigman

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The question of whether to pay the directors of a tax-exempt organization is hotly contested. Although this practice is legal, there can be drawbacks with providing compensation. Despite the perceived hesitancy to compensate directors, a 2010 study found that out of the ten largest nonprofit healthcare organizations, seven compensated their directors. Mark S. Blodgett et al., Evolving Corporate Governance Standards for Healthcare Nonprofits: Is Board of Director Compensation a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?, 7 Brook. J.…
It’s that time again – another election year. And if your organization is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (“Exempt Organization” or “EO”), the EO cannot participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office. The EO cannot distribute partisan materials, provide or solicit financial or other forms of support for a candidate, or form a political action committee. There are some things…