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May we have two separate sets of bylaws for members?

We have a nonprofit with 200 "shareholders" that is trying to include a statement in the bylaws that no amendment would apply to certain specific people. That would indicate, in the event of any amendment, we would actually have two separate bylaws - - one for certain named individuals and another for the remaining majority. Is it legal to have two separate sets of bylaws?

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Can we stop moms from barbecue fundraising?

Parents on one of the teams in our nonprofit sports league have taken it upon themselves to do fundraising. They barbecue and sell food during the games. We have a snack hut so they are competing with the organization. They say as team moms they are allowed to do any fundraising for the team if they want. Is this true?

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Question of the Week

March 28-April 4, 2017
What report must a 501(c)(3) charity file in its 5th year of existence to confirm its status as a 501(c)(3)?   Answer

Employment Law

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March 27, 2017

That’s what the general manager of a car dealership in Savannah, GA, has learned the hard way...Read more

Doc entitled to indemnification under bylaws

A nonprofit hospital physician who was...

Bed bug complaint not basis for retaliation claim

Complaining about bed bugs in a Goodwill...

Court freezes individual defendant’s assets in FLSA case

A federal District Court in Brooklyn has...

The Nonprofit Library-Suggestion of the Week

Nonprofit Fundraising 101
By Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause. Learn more

Lead Stories

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March 20, 2017

Alumni trustees of Penn State University may recover the litigation costs of their successful...

Lessons from Litigation

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March 27, 2017

Reversing a decision by a state appellate court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that a...Read more

Club removes president, dies from litigation costs

It took only three meetings of the...

Club not liable to inmate injured on work project

The nonprofit Dodge County Antique Power Club...

What does it mean if “Camp at Carnation Farms ceases to exist”?

The English language is wonderful.  The...

Tax Matters

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March 27, 2017

A nonprofit religious organization, which claimed “church” status during an Internal Revenue...Read more

Deduction denied for lack of proper acknowledgment

A claim for a $338,000 charitable...

Court says PILOT payments are not unconstitutional

The Florida Supreme Court, accepting a...

Church income taxable to those who took vows of poverty

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has...

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