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Effective February 1, 2020, the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts will require charities and professional fundraisers to use new and amended forms. These new forms are now available on the AG Registry Forms webpage and may be used now (as of the date of this post). Significant changes to the forms include: Charities with annual revenue under $50,000 must file the CT-TR-1 treasurer’s report annually; The RRF-1 annual registration renewal form now requires…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “House impeachment managers laid out the heart of their abuse-of-power case against President Trump on Thursday — charging that his efforts to pressure Ukraine into political investigations were precisely what the nation’s founders wanted to guard against when they empowered Congress to remove a president from office.” Washington Post
We previously wrote about California AB 1712 when it was a spot bill, a placeholder to address the Legislature’s intent to enact legislation on the subject matter of donor advised funds (DAFs). Fast forward 10 months and AB 1712 has been amended to focus on transparency and data collection without reference to a minimum distribution requirement. It nevertheless remains controversial. This bill would also require the Attorney General to adopt rules and regulations requiring a…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The third impeachment trial in U.S. history officially began Thursday amid a swirl of new allegations about President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, which several Republicans rushed to downplay as they dismissed Democrats’ calls for further investigation. Lev Parnas, a former associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, has…
On January 14, 2020, NEO’s Erin Bradrick and Victoria Weatherford of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP will be speaking on Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Issue Spotting & 2020 Ethics Update at the Bar Association of San Francisco from noon to 1:15 pm. The event (also offered as a live webcast) is sponsored by the Litigation Section of the Barristers Club. This CLE will provide an overview of the role of nonprofit Boards of Directors, the fiduciary duties…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “As Iraq held joint funeral services on Saturday for two revered military leaders killed in an American drone strike near the Baghdad airport this past week, tens of thousands of pro-Iranian fighters marched through Baghdad, waving flags and chanting that “revenge is coming” to the United States. … Iran’s…
For 2020, here are 20 tips for new nonprofit board members. Start to get to know your fellow board members, the executive leadership, and some or all of the staff. They are the people who gets things done so you’ll want to know with whom you are placing your trust. If you haven’t had a personal meeting with the board chair and/or executive, you may want to arrange that early in your term so you…
And the new decade begins. Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Trump Orders Killing of Top Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad: “President Trump ordered the killing of the powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, in a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport early Friday, American officials said.” NY
2019 was an eventful year for the world and for the nonprofit sector. For us at NEO Law Group, Erin Bradrick and I became Co-Principals of our firm and developed a Business of Nonprofits course for Columbia University, and Michele Berger had the biggest news of all. Here are some highlights and articles from NEO Law Group and the Nonprofit Law Blog over the past year. Nonprofit Law Blog Posts Fiscal Sponsorship Fiscal Sponsorship and
2019 began in the middle of the longest government shutdown in history, the ramifications of which were felt within the nonprofit sector for months thereafter. Youth advocates continued to demonstrate their power and influence, with Greta Thunberg and many other young people gaining national attention and recognition for their climate activism. We witnessed nonprofits struggle in their attempts to handle tainted or controversial donors such as Jeffrey Epstein and the Sackler family. And President Donald…