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Good Counsel

Good Counsel Author Lesley Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781118084045
Release 2012-01-11
Pages 320
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A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.



Good Counsel

Good Counsel Author Lesley Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781118236673
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 352
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A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.



Good Counsel

Good Counsel Author Lesley Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781118222799
Release 2011-12-12
Pages 352
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A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.



Nonprofit Law Made Easy

Nonprofit Law Made Easy Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781119215424
Release 2015-08-26
Pages 275
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The ins and outs of law in the nonprofit sector--made easy! Written by renowned author Bruce R. Hopkins, Nonprofit Law Made Easy is a must-read guide for executives, board members, officers, accountants, fundraisers, and others who handle legal issues that affect the way nonprofit organizations are formed and operated. Nonprofit Law Made Easy presents in-depth discussions on such hot topics as acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status, reporting requirements, charitable giving, disclosure requirements, unrelated business activities, fundraising, corporate governance principles, and board member liability. It also includes crucial information on avoiding nonprofit law traps and navigating governance and liability issues. Packed with practical tips and hard-to-find, authoritative advice, Nonprofit Law Made Easy demystifies complex legal issues with plain-language explanations of laws and regulations for non-legal professionals.



The Law of Fundraising

The Law of Fundraising Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781118650646
Release 2013-10-16
Pages 640
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Raising funds to fulfill a nonprofit organization's goals is critical to its success, but fundraising regulations are an increasingly complex maze. The Law of Fundraising, Fifth Edition is the definitive guide to demystifying federal and state fundraising regulations. With new discussion on Internet fundraising, political fundraising laws, and international fundraising, this book details federal and state laws, with an emphasis on administrative, tax, and constitutional laws. This guide is supplemented annually to keep nonprofit professionals on top of the latest fundraising legal developments.



Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations

Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 0470287071
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 320
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Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers is a hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issues facing those who lead and manage religious tax-exempt organizations with an emphasis on tax, employment, property and constitutional law. This timely book is a response to the need for guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting churches and other religious organizations.



Understanding Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations

Understanding Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations Author Nicholas P. Cafardi
ISBN-10 9781579110406
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 504
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Understanding Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations is a guide for the law student or practitioner who is looking to understand the law governing the nonprofit, tax exempt sector. This text deals with the many types of tax exempt organizations; the rules, regulations and limitations imposed on tax exempt organizations by the courts, the Internal Revenue Code (IRS) and the Treasury Regulations (the Regulations); the charitable contribution and fundraising issues affecting tax exempt organizations; the unrelated business income tax, excise taxes and intermediate sanctions imposed on tax exempt organizations; and the rules regarding private foundations. This new Second Edition reflects recent changes in the law made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Second Edition of Understanding Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations begins with an introduction to nonprofit organizations by discussing the relevant law in general, as nonprofits are governed by state law. Next, tax exempt organizations are discussed, by first giving the reader the background on where such organizations fit in the nonprofit sector; why the organizations are given preferential tax treatment; what form these organizations take; and how such organizations are governed and dissolved. The Second Edition also provides detailed explanations of the various rules, regulations and tests they must follow in order to obtain or retain their tax exempt status as well as the consequences for failure to comply.



Improving the Economy Efficiency and Effectiveness of Not for Profits

Improving the Economy  Efficiency  and Effectiveness of Not for Profits Author Rob Reider
ISBN-10 9780471053569
Release 2004-03-29
Pages 312
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED As not-for-profits must increasingly achieve greater results withless resources, they are continually seeking ways to use suchscarce resources with more economy, with greater efficiency ofprocesses and people within their organizations, and with increasedeffectiveness of results in order to further their missions.Whether used alone or together with other tools such asbenchmarking, activity-based management, and flexible budgeting,the operational review is the tool best used to perform anevaluation of these crucial three e's-economy, efficiency, andeffectiveness. This book shows not-for-profit managers whyconducting an operational review can be beneficial, explains thetools and personnel needed to conduct the review, and shows indetail how to conduct a review of operations in each area. Itincludes case study materials for a social service agency, a museumoperation, an arts organization, a community service agency, and acollege business office. Here is accessible, comprehensive coverageof: * How to approach an operational review, judge its results, andmake recommendations to management * How to position your not-for-profit organization more effectivelyin the competitive world of funding, personnel, resources, andservice results * How to identify and implement best practices within funding andoperational constraints in all areas of the not-for-profit'soperations in an organized program of continuing improvements . . . and much more, including extensive exhibits, forms, workingtools, checklists, and examples for conducting an operationalreview throughout all functions of a not-for-profit organization.Executive directors, outside auditors, CPAs, manage-mentconsultants, boards, fund-raising executives, and all othersinvolved in the not-for-profit's operations will learn to get themost for their mission from this indispensable book.



Change Philanthropy

Change Philanthropy Author Alicia Epstein Korten
ISBN-10 0470522119
Release 2009-09-18
Pages 300
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A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda. Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations Sponsored by The Center for Community Change



Art Cultural Heritage and the Law

Art  Cultural Heritage  and the Law Author Patty Gerstenblith
ISBN-10 1611632048
Release 2012
Pages 1146
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"Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law is one of the first and most comprehensive legal casebooks to address the rapidly emerging fields of art and cultural heritage law. It is also distinctive in its extensive use of an interdisciplinary approach and images to illustrate the artworks discussed in the legal materials. This book addresses artists' rights (freedom of expression, copyright, and moral rights); the functioning of the art market (dealers and auction houses, warranties of quality and authenticity, transfer of title and recovery of stolen art works, and the role of museums), and finally cultural heritage (the fate of art works and cultural objects in time of war, the international trade in art works and cultural objects, the historic, archaeological and underwater heritage of the United States, and indigenous cultures, focusing on restitution of Native American cultural objects and human remains, and appropriation of indigenous culture).The third edition retains the basic structure of the earlier editions while updating case law, policies and events. It includes cutting edge legal developments, such as the new decisions in the Fisk University dispute, Bakalar v. Vavra, and Cassirer v. Spain, United States ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention, restitutions of ancient art works from US museums to Italy and other countries, and application of museum policies. Expanded and updated treatment is given to art merchant practices, functioning of the art market, and the use of civil forfeiture to recover illegally imported cultural objects."



Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits

Hardball Lobbying for Nonprofits Author B. Hessenius
ISBN-10 9780230604834
Release 2007-05-28
Pages 209
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This is a no-holds-barred, comprehensive, real-world guide to building political power and successfully lobbying for nonprofits in the 21st century, written by an insider who has been in the trenches as both a lobbyist and a government official.



The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations Website 2017 Cumulative Supplement

The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations   Website  2017 Cumulative Supplement Author Bruce R. Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781119345138
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 272
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The gold-standard guide to nonprofit law, updated for 2017 The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations + Website is the definitive reference for leaders and lawyers of tax-exempt organizations. Written by the field's most respected authority, this book provides comprehensive coverage of all currently relevant regulations to help you make informed decisions about the future of your organization. This new 2017 cumulative supplement includes important updates and revisions with respect to tax regulations and court opinions, including expanded discussion on the private benefit doctrine and unrelated business activity, governance, donor-advised funds, and supporting organizations. Accessible language and extensive tabular information allow for easy navigation and quick reference, while the companion website features additional resources that provide additional depth on specific topics. Tax laws are continuously evolving, and the statutes and regulations for tax-exempt organizations change more quickly than most. This book compiles all of the latest pertinent statutes, regulations, rulings, and court opinions into a single reference that no nonprofit should be without. Get up to date on the latest changes to tax regulations for exempt organizations Learn the new and expanded rules for supporting organizations Review recent IRS rulings, Treasury Department regulations, and court opinions Find answers to the emerging issues surrounding the commerciality doctrine governance, unrelated business, constitutional law issues, and much more Failure to keep pace with changing tax law can easily result in costly penalties; in the non-profit world, each and every dollar is precious—by staying up to date on tax-exempt regulations, you not only avoid penalties, but you may discover new developments that actually benefit your bottom line. The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations + Website provides the information you need, and the expert guidance to help you take advantage of every opportunity.



The Mission Driven Venture

The Mission Driven Venture Author Marc J. Lane
ISBN-10 9781118336052
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 288
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Practical guidance to maximize financial results while driving positive social change The Mission-Driven Venture provides actionable guidance for leveraging the power of the marketplace to solve the world's most vexing social problems. Written by attorney and financial advisor Marc J. Lane, a renowned thought leader and expert on entrepreneurship, social enterprises, impact investing and entrepreneurial finance, this book reaches the full spectrum of interests represented at the intersection of business and social change. Whether a social entrepreneur, impact investor, socially conscious individual, or a nonprofit or foundation leader, any reader committed to social innovation can benefit from this practical roadmap to the rapidly developing arena of social enterprise. Through real-world accounts of the journeys and successes of mission-driven ventures, Lane effectively illustrates the transformative potential of social enterprise, inspiring the reader to be an agent of change. Among the many tools offered through The Mission-Driven Venture, readers will: Find functional guidance to move from idea to reality with a step-by-step guide to designing and implementing a successful mission-driven venture Assess the benefits and challenges of the business models and entity choices available to the social entrepreneur Examine the entrepreneurial linkages between nonprofits and for-profits Recognize governance issues that can arise when mission and profit objectives clash, and discover tools for managing them Explore evolving trends and developments in financing social enterprise Discover methods and tools for measuring and reporting social impact Develop an effective strategy for achieving both financial success and meaningful social impact



The ABCs of Nonprofits

The ABCs of Nonprofits Author Lisa Runquist
ISBN-10 1590312910
Release 2005
Pages 122
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In this primer, attorney Runquist gives readers an overview of the steps to take in forming and maintaining a non-profit organization. Through a series of examples Runquist describes what a non-profit actually is and the different types of non-profit organizations such as trusts, corporations, unincorporated associations, and limited liability comp



Transformational Governance

Transformational Governance Author Beth Gazley
ISBN-10 9781118976746
Release 2015-07-02
Pages 288
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There has never been so much pressure on nonprofit boards ofdirectors to achieve a level of accountability that meets publicand stakeholder expectations. Member-serving association boards maybe especially challenged by their more complex affiliate structuresand a greater emphasis on representative governance. But what doesthe journey to good governance look like? Markedly different fromexisting board development books, this modern approach focuses lesson the behaviors and qualities of "high-performing boards" and moreon the stages and processes that directors and their staff used totransform their boards. Based on research funded by the ASAEFoundation, the book fills a gap in the governance literature byemphasizing diagnosis and problem solving, using the actual toolsand activities implemented by 85 transformed associations.Combining the credibility of scholarly research with lively andcompelling stories, tools, and teachable moments, this book isdesigned to help associations and other nonprofit organizationsachieve the entire journey to good governance, from first to laststeps.



Nonprofit Law

Nonprofit Law Author Elizabeth Schmidt
ISBN-10 1454879963
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 723
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In a concise and readable format, Nonprofit Law, 2nd Edition provides up-to-date information about the legal issues that can arise at every turn--from inception to termination--of a Section 501(c)(3) organization. This second edition continues and builds upon the comprehensive features of the first edition, including: A reader-friendly presentation that does not assume earlier background with tax, trusts, or corporations A balanced treatment between theory and practical reality Cradle-to-grave organization of topics Notes, questions, and problems in each chapter that add context to the text All relevant statutes and regulations within the text Optional exercises for creating a virtual nonprofit, which become the basis for further hypothetical questions. Designed to satisfy the highest academic requirements for students of law, business, and public policy (and to provide an accessible, comprehensive desk reference for practicing nonprofit professionals), Nonprofit Law, 2nd Edition explains the corporate, tax, and other regulatory issues that all nonprofit managers, board members, and their lawyers ultimately face. Highlights of the second edition include: Examples of familiar organizations, from Catholic Dioceses to the American Red Cross, grappling with critical issues Consideration of for-profit social enterprises as alternatives to nonprofits Thorough exploration of the policy implications of nonprofit regulation An explanation of the controversies surrounding nonprofits' entrance into politics and the IRS' response.



Leaders Who Make a Difference

Leaders Who Make a Difference Author Burt Nanus
ISBN-10 0787946656
Release 1999-09-17
Pages 304
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"Nanus and Dobbs have written a seminal book about a long-neglected and key area of American life: the leadership of not-for-profits.... It's a first and should be read by all those concerned about not-for-profits: board members most especially, but volunteers, executives, benefactors, and academics as well." --Warren Bennis, University Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Organizing Genius "These authors have made a remarkable contribution to social sector nonprofit leadership. It's a valuable resource by two great authorities on a critical need." --Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management "If there's one thing that today's nonprofit sector needs more than anything else, it's leadership.... Burt Nanus and Stephen Dobbs illustrate the qualities that do 'make a difference' by telling real-life stories of exceptional nonprofit leaders--few of them household names--and examining the lessons these men and women learned the hard way." --Dorothy S. Ridings, president and CEO, Council on Foundations There are many books on leadership, but few that focus specifically on the unique role of nonprofit executives. For the CEOs and directors of more than one million U.S. social sector organizations--as well as those who aspire to these positions--best-selling author Burt Nanus and colleague Stephen M. Dobbs have written the first comprehensive and authoritative book on nonprofit leadership. The authors show how leaders build successful nonprofit organizations by developing key relationships to improve their performance and move them toward a greater good--such as much higher levels of service to their clients and community. They describe the six key roles that effective leaders must play--Visionary, Strategist, Change Agent, Coach, Politician, and Fundraiser--and present inspiring examples of how their actions in these roles have been crucial to the success of large and small nonprofits flourishing across the nation. Leaders Who Make a Difference offers proven lessons on strategy, team building, fundraising, advocacy, board relations, and much more. Grounded in real-world practice, the book champions the potential of all nonprofit leaders to greatly improve the performance of their organizations and realize their visions of better communities.