Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Nonprofit Series: Protecting Your Charity in Charitable Giving

If you are a lawyer who advises charities, it is essential that you have a thorough knowledge of the rules and requirements both charities and donors face in charitable giving. Join us as we examine the fundamentals of charitable giving; Learn special rules for “quid pro quo” gifts, autos, copyrights, inventories, and other “stuff”; Spell out IRS requirements for acknowledgment and substantiation; Review what charitable solicitation registration requirements entail; and more… 

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Will we be personally liable on mortgage?


We run a nonprofit mentoring education program and purchased a building several years ago in the company’s name. Our company is suffering from no funds and has not been able to afford the mortgage. We want to let building go. 

Is this possible? Will we personally be liable? We were required to sign for the loan to close. Answer

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You can ask your personal nonprofit legal questions directly to editor Don Kramer on one of our regular conference telephone calls. 

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Board Self-Assessment

Few nonprofit organizations can afford boards that are not performing up to their potential. Learn how to gain the support of board members for this process and do it in ways that will reap important benefits.

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Question of the Week

March 24-31, 2015
Is it legal for an organization to demand a seat on the board of a nonprofit society as a condition of ongoing financial support?

Employment Law


Stating that there were too many “loose ends” in the termination of an employee who filed...Read more

Firing experienced manager for lack of experience sounds like pretext

Firing a billing manager praised for her...

Board alone cannot terminate rabbi in New York

The board of trustees of a separately...

Nonprofit Issues Store

Welcome to the Nonprofit Issues store, browse the store for our current selection of webinars, pre-recorded webinars, and books.

Whether your nonprofit has been highly successful at balancing the risks and rewards of volunteer management and wants to evaluate or refine what you’re already doing, or you are looking at the risks associated with volunteer service for the first time, we expect you will find the practical...Read more

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Lead Stories


The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has agreed to consider whether an attorney for a public...

Lessons from Litigation


Although the federal District Court for the District of Columbia had held that two mothers...Read more

9th Circuit affirms anti-trust decision

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has...

“Commission of resources” is sufficient to confer standing

The commission of organizational resources...

Court reverses punitive damages against directors

In the latest development in a long-running...

Tax Matters


A federal District Court in Texas has dismissed a series of claims brought by an applicant for...Read more

Estate denied deduction for sum set aside for charity

A decedent’s estate that set aside money for...

Closed church eligible for real estate exemption

A closed church and manse for its clergy are...

Foundation can’t challenge parsonage exemption

The Freedom from Religion Foundation and two...

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