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Question of the Week

January 15-22, 2019
The Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dealing with state history wants to change the name and charitable mission of the organization to deal with women’s issues.  That seems such a dramatic change that merely filing amended and restarted articles of incorporation with the IRS would not be sufficient to continue 501(c)(3) status.  Would she need to file a new Form 1023 application for recognition of exemption? Answer

Employment Law

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December 17, 2018

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...

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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

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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

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January 11, 2019

A federal District Court in Maryland has ruled that top executives of a group of charities...Read more

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...

Trump can be sued in foundation case

A trial court judge in New York City has...

Tax Matters

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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...

February 2019 Webinar

Bylaws: The "Constitution" of Nonprofits - The Art and Science of Making Them Work
Tuesday, February 12
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