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Question of the Week

January 22-29, 2019
A public figure and I would like to establish a new nonprofit public charity. He and I and others intend to serve as directors on the board, but one of his great concerns is for privacy and security and non-disclosure of his home address and phone number. My understanding is that it is necessary to provide the officers' and directors' names on Form 990 as well as a contact address.  Do we have to give residence addresses?  Answer

Employment Law


An appellate court in Kentucky has affirmed a trial court decision dismissing age...Read more

Communications manager and bookkeeper are “employees”

An appellate court in New York has affirmed a...

Does whistleblower policy protect whistleblower?

Columbia University published its...

Ask Don Kramer your nonprofit legal questions

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Now through January 30th, you can purchase our recorded webinar Major Pitfalls for Nonprofits for 50% off its regular price of $89. New subscribers can also start a FREE three-month trial subscription (an additional $17.95 value).

This webinar will provide a high-level view of some of the major potential pitfalls for nonprofit organizations that can undercut your entire program.  You don’t want to deal with a governmental investigation or private litigation if you can avoid it.  And you want to be sure that you resolve the issues quickly and favorably if you can’t.  You don’t want to be diverted from pursuing your mission. 

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Lead Stories

January 2, 2019

A federal District Court in Virginia has refused to remove the bank trustee of a scholarship...

Donors May Sue Fidelity Gift Fund For Dumping Stock After Donation

A federal District Court in California has...

Parishioners of Merged Church Can’t Stop Sale of Property

An appellate court in Louisiana has affirmed...

Charity Bike Ride Uninsured When Participant Is Injured

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit running long-distance...

Lessons from Litigation

January 22, 2019

An individual director of a private foundation that is the remainder beneficiary of a marital...Read more

Charity execs are not fiduciaries for ERISA Plan

A federal District Court in Maryland has...

Court grants stay of trustees’ replacement

The federal District Court in Wisconsin has...

Court cuts fees for Supreme Court win

How much does it cost in legal fees and...

Tax Matters

January 15, 2018

A Roman Catholic parish office building has been granted only 50% real estate tax exemption in...Read more

Tax Court refuses to reconsider easement case

The Tax Court has refused to reconsider a...

Donor Advised Funds grow in “all key metrics”

Donor advised funds grew significantly in...

Club can’t offset event losses against investment gain

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has...

March 2019 Webinar

IRS Form 990: Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary?
Because most charity Form 990 tax information returns are instantly available on the Internet, they can be an organization's most important public relations document.
Wednesday, March 20
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