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Fiscal Sponsorship: For the Funders, Sponsors and the Sponsored 

Fiscal sponsorship is a time-honored method to spawn new charitable activity when the people with the vision and the energy to do the work do not have recognition of federal tax-exempt status.

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Where can I report misconduct at nonprofit?


Where can you report unethical or illegal conduct of a nonprofit organization? There has been repeated verbal abuse, threats to other employees and theft by an employee.  There has been no action taken by the president or the supervisor. The employee is related to the board president.


Talk with the Editor Is Now Ask Don Kramer!

You can discuss your personal nonprofit legal questions directly with editor Don Kramer. We can schedule a phone call at a mutually agreeable time, usually within two business days of your request.

You can ask about stories in our recent issues, one of our recent questions, or a particular question of nonprofit law facing your organization. Feel free to gather your people around your conference phone if you want others to hear the answers.

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Question of the Week

August 14-21, 2018
Many members of our nonprofit corporation feel it would be beneficial for us to invest a small amount of our reserves into a few balanced mutual funds. We have been told that the Prudent Investor Act prohibits us from doing this. Can this be true?  Answer

Employment Law


Columbia University published its Institutional Policy on Misconduct in Research in 2006.  It...Read more

Volunteers at church restaurant not under FLSA

Unpaid members of a church who volunteer to...

LPN dismissed for failing to follow protocol

A licensed practical nurse at a nonprofit...

Employee may pursue ADEA claim

A 63-year-old counselor and case manager for...

Ask Don Kramer your nonprofit legal questions

Ever have a quick nonprofit question that you think should be discussed with a lawyer? Not ready to hire counsel? Consider an Ask Don Kramer call.

You won't get legal advice. The discussion isn't confidential and does not create an Attorney-Client relationship. 

You will get Don's general reactions based on more than 40 years of experience with nonprofits.

You can schedule a call with Don and start a FREE 60-day subscription to Nonprofit Issues for the low price of $69.
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August Webinar Sale - 50% Off

Now through August 31st, you can purchase our recorded webinar Bylaws: The "Constitution" of Nonprofits - The Art and Science of Making Them Work 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 presentation addresses the art and science of drafting bylaws. Well-written and formulated bylaws help shape power relationships within a nonprofit organization; provide unambiguous procedures to prevent disputes; and reduce the risks of litigation. Bylaws should provide answers, not raise questions.

Listeners will gain clarity on procedural issues.

Learn how to avoid, avoid, avoid
1. goal-oriented expressions
2. inconsistent language
3. passive tense and ambiguities

Determine whether your bylaws appropriately answer "whose organization is this?" Understand how to produce an effective document.
You'll receive "Annotated" Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and sample forms that work.

Originally recorded on February 15, 2018. Learn more about the program

Lead Stories

August 7, 2018

The bylaws of the Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, a South Carolina nonprofit corporation...

Lessons from Litigation

August 7, 2018

When Alan R. Dawe died in New York state in 2014, he left the residue of his estate, about $700...Read more

When is a grant more than a grant?

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation...

Court approves cy pres of trust to conversion foundation

An appellate court in Pennsylvania has...

Federal court abstains in solicitation suit

A federal District Court in Washington has...

Tax Matters

August 2, 2018

An appellate court in Colorado has affirmed the denial of real estate tax exemption for a child...Read more

IRS kills Schedule B except for public charities

The Internal Revenue Service has decided that...

Court refuses to exempt another 202 housing project

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has...

Taxpayer-completed receipt does not justify deduction

A receipt for charitable contributions that...

October Webinar

State Charitable Solicitation Statutes:
Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

October 17, 2018
1:30-3:00 PM ET

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