Our horse rescue is not recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization anymore.

May we still accept donations but tell the person that they are not tax deductible? We are currently lowering our inventory and the question has been raised. Answer

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Do we have the legal right to refuse a donor/major gift society member who has become undesirable? One major donor is harassing another major donor who is also a board member. Can we legally return the gentleman's money and let him know that we don't want him to be affiliated with our organization anymore?
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Employment Law


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Community service not subject to FLSA

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Lead Stories


Recently released portions of briefs in the sealed case involving the question whether an...

Pa. Supreme Court To Consider Attorney-Charity Confidentiality

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National Nonprofit Not Liable For Local Chapter’s Failures

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Lessons from Litigation


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Bankruptcy court may recover transfer to church cemetery trust

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Sorority moms lose claims for damages

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9th Circuit affirms anti-trust decision

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Tax Matters


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What do we mean when we say “nonprofit”? The NFL adds confusion

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Court dismisses case against Lois Lerner

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Estate denied deduction for sum set aside for charity

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