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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

July 17-24. 2018
Our 501(c)(4) social welfare organization wants to put about half of our funds into a community foundation Field of Interest Fund for the purpose of using the income to make grants to other nonprofits. Is this legal? 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...

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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.

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July Webinar Sale - 50% Off

Now through July 30, you can purchase our recorded webinar #MeToo in the Nonprofit Workplace for 50% off its regular price of $89.  New subscribers can also start a FREE three-month trial subscription (an additional $17.95 value).

Sexual harassment is not limited to Congress, the media and the entertainment industry.  It exists in every area of our society, including the nonprofit workplace.

As the #MeToo movement expands and more individuals are willing to come forward, nonprofit employers need to be ready to deal with the issue.  Sexual harassment isn’t new, but the climate for reporting and reacting has significantly changed.

Nonprofits should double down on their efforts to prevent harassment of all types.  They should have clear policies that are known to the employees.  And they should be prepared to investigate claims of improper conduct in a way that protects the interests of all concerned.  Even if they have policies and procedures in place, this is the time to take a new look.

Originally recorded on January 17, 2018. Learn more about the program

Lead Stories


The North Carolina Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court decision upholding the...

NY Attorney General Sues Accountants For Fraud in Charitable Solicitation

The New York Attorney General’s office has...

Impecunious Donor Ordered To Fulfill $400,000 Pledge

The Appalachian Bible College in West...

Lessons from Litigation


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation made a $3 million grant to the Collins Center for...Read more

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...

Boorish behavior not grounds for court to remove director

“Boorish and insulting behavior” toward other...

Tax Matters

July 10, 2018

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has refused to grant real estate tax exemption to another...Read more

Taxpayer-completed receipt does not justify deduction

A receipt for charitable contributions that...

Day care center denied real estate tax exemption

A child day care center providing pre-school...

Developer denied deduction for easement on park

The Tax Court has upheld an IRS denial of a...

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August 7, 2018
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