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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.


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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

May 22-29, 2018
I am the founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit spay/neuter program that I started in 2013.   When I got sick in 2016, I wanted to close the program and asked the other three board members to start their own nonprofit or work with another organization. We agreed they would continue until the end of 2017 since we had funding until then. I didn’t participate in any more events or meetings and focused on getting healthy. Although I had concerns with what they were doing, I didn’t say anything.  In December 2016 I started asking for a board meeting but either got excuses or was ignored.  I was... read more

Employment Law


Unpaid members of a church who volunteer to help staff a church restaurant without the...Read more

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...

Nurses may pursue FLSA claims

Nurses working a 37.5 hour work-week may...

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.

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

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May Webinar Sale - 50% Off

Now through May 31st, you can purchase our recorded webinar Fiscal Sponsorship: For the Funders, Sponsors and the Sponsored for 50% off its regular price of $89.  New subscribers can also start a FREE three-month trial subscription (an additional $17.95 value).

Originally recorded on December 12, 2017, the program speakers, Jeff Fromknecht, Esq., President of The Side Project, and Don Kramer, Editor and Publisher of Nonprofit Issues discuss fiscal sponsorship. 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. It can function smoothly as an incubator of important new projects. Or it can function badly as a serious trap for the unwary. Learn more about the program

Lead Stories

May 21, 2018

The New York Attorney General’s office has filed a complaint against an accounting firm and its...

Impecunious Donor Ordered To Fulfill $400,000 Pledge

The Appalachian Bible College in West...

Lessons from Litigation

May 15, 2018

A federal District Court in Washington has abstained from a suit brought by a for-profit...Read more

Boorish behavior not grounds for court to remove director

“Boorish and insulting behavior” toward other...

Community center not liable for thief’s joy ride

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has refused to...

Judgment not invalid for requiring restricted funds

A charitable organization cannot overturn an...

Tax Matters

May 4, 2018

A child day care center providing pre-school, HeadStart, and after school programming has been...Read more

Developer denied deduction for easement on park

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

Association for Honest Attorneys loses exemption

The Tax Court has confirmed the action of the...

Congress prohibits IRS from defining (c)(4) limits

Congress has continued the prohibition on the...

June Webinar

Major Pitfalls for Nonprofits
June 21, 2018
1:30-3:00 PM ET
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