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July 5-12, 2022
I have a new nonprofit that is currently a non-member nonprofit corporation.  I want to apply for recognition as a 501(c)(3) private foundation but also want to have a dedicated page on my website where I can sell educational material that is related to the mission of the organization.  Is that practice allowed in a private foundation? Answer

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Employment Law

June 27, 2022

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded the scope of the “ministerial exemption” that...Read more

Nonprofit defeats retaliation claim on summary judgment

A assistant to the chief financial officer of...

Woman awarded treble damages in equal pay suit

A federal district court in Maine has ordered...

Fired founder may pursue age discrimination case

The founder of a 501(c)(3) charitable...

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Lead Stories

June 14, 2022
The Attorney General for the District of Columbia may proceed with a suit to dissolve a nonprofit... Read more

Lessons from Litigation

July 5, 2022

A trial court in Michigan may tell an incorporated church to hold a new annual election for...Read more

Nonprofit has standing but loses claims

The American Italian Women for Greater New...

Unsuccessful grant applicant cannot oust grantmaker

An unsuccessful applicant of a grant cannot...

Court says UPMIFA doesn’t expand standing to sue

The Uniform Prudent Management of...

Tax Matters


A taxpayer who claimed a variety of charitable contribution deductions has learned the hard way...Read more

How much does it cost to go to Supreme Court?

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Biden would limit loophole of foundation grants to DAFs

President Biden’s budget proposes to limit...

Congress continues gag on IRS rules for (c)(4) groups

Congress may have appropriated more funds to...

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