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I’ll be on on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, February 21, at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about charity compensation and pay equity. You can listen live on Talking Alternative. The archived podcast will be available a few days after the show airs. Corporate and tax attorneys who provide “nonprofit law” counsel to charitable organizations often cover compensation issues from the perspective of not violating any private benefit or excess benefit transaction…
WASHINGTON, D.C.—February 12, 2020: The Committee on Nonprofit Organizations of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is calling for nominations for the “2020 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards.” The Committee presents the Awards annually to outstanding lawyers in the categories of Academic, Attorney, Nonprofit In-House Counsel, and Young Attorney (under 35 years old or in practice for less than 10 years). The Committee will also bestow its Vanguard Award for lifetime commitment or achievement on…
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: “A handful of Republican senators tried to stop President Trump from firing Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union who testified in the House impeachment hearings, but the president relieved the diplomat of his post anyway, according to people briefed on the discussions.” NY Times “Amid a…
The IRS recently revised Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as an online fill-in form that must be filed electronically. You can find an overview of the mechanics of e-filing Form 1023 here. For lawyers and tax practitioners, you may also want to review Rev. Proc. 2020-8. As of January 31, 2020, a Form 1023 must be submitted electronically online at Pay.gov. However,…
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 Senate voted Wednesday to acquit President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, ending a historic Senate trial that was centered on his conduct toward Ukraine but that did not include live witnesses or new documents.” Washington Post “Sen. Mitt Romney sealed a place…
Lara Jakubowski, a Senior Consultant at La Piana Consulting, and I will be presenting a webinar on nonprofit mergers and acquisitions, discussing benefits, risks, and alternatives on February 25, 2020 at 10 am to 11:15 am PST for Clear Law Institute. You can register here. In this practical webinar, you will learn the various ways independent organizations can come together in pursuit of a shared goal, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. You…
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: “Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) put the Democrats one vote closer to calling additional witnesses late Thursday night after the Senate adjourned, announcing she will vote with them on Friday. Minutes later another closely watched Republican, Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), made it unlikely the vote will pass, but could tie…
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…