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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?


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

January 17-24, 2017
Our 509 (a)(3) supporting organization has changed over time and no longer functions in a supporting role for another organization. How should we consider changing our designation with the IRS? Answer

Employment Law

January 11, 2017

The board of directors of a private nonprofit college in Oklahoma is not a “suable entity” and...Read more

House parents may pursue FLSA claims

Counselor/parents at a nonprofit residential...

Separate entities are not single or joint employer

The University of Alabama and the University...

Union member may compel membership list

A union member may compel a union,...

The Nonprofit Library-Suggestion of the Week

Charitable Giving, Donor Advised Funds and Supporting Organizations:
Select Analyses (Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives)
From Nova Science Pub Inc.

An Analysis of Charitable Giving and Donor Advised Funds; Report to Congress on Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds

Lead Stories

January 17, 2017

A federal District Court in Minnesota has affirmed a Bankruptcy Court decision refusing to join...

Nonprofit May Recover Goodwill Lost in Condemnation Proceeding

An appellate court in California has reversed...

Another Charity Wins Injunction Against Requirement for Schedule B

A second charity dealing with controversial...

Bank May Attach Income From CRUT

A bank holding a judgment against the income...

Lessons from Litigation

January 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has held that names of volunteer archers and landowners who...Read more

Nonprofit may not be eligible for charitable immunity

An appellate court in Arkansas has refused to...

Mosque may proceed with RLUIPA case

A Muslim religious organization has been...

Governor may threaten grant to kill opponent’s job

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled...

Tax Matters

January 17, 2017

Twenty-four parking spaces in a church parking lot leased to students for most of the week are...Read more

No FMV deduction for digitized family records

The Minnesota Tax Court has denied a full...

Church property subject to judicial sale

A church property for which real estate...

Environmental Institute eligible for exemption

The Oregon Tax Court has held that an...

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