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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

November 13-20, 2018
We are a nonprofit organization with a Constitution and by-laws in place. In October 2016, the executive board revised the Constitution and the revisions were approved by the membership. The revised version never got posted on our official website, however. Can the executive board work from the most recent 2016 Constitution and utilize it as the governing document, even though it was not posted?  Answer

Employment Law


The dean of a Christian seminary has been permitted to proceed with a breach of contract claim...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...

Volunteers at church restaurant not under FLSA

Unpaid members of a church who volunteer to...

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.

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November Webinar Sale - 50% Off

Now through November 30th, you can purchase our recorded webinar IRS Form 990: Public Relations Opportunity or Trap for the Unwary? for 50% off its regular price of $89. New subscribers can also start a FREE three-month trial subscription (an additional $17.95 value).

Because most charity Form 990 tax information returns are instantly available on the Internet, they can be an organization's most important public relations document. 

They can also be traps for the unwary that lead to confusion, serious adverse publicity, media inquiries, and governmental sanctions. This session will view the full (long form) Form 990 from the perspectives of a donor and a regulator and discuss best practices for using the Form as a tool to provide transparency on an organization's operations. 

Originally recorded on April 24, 2018. Learn more about the program

Lead Stories

November 6, 2018

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit running long-distance bicycle rides to raise money for affordable housing...

Museum “Members” Can’t Stop Sale of Artworks

Dues-paying “members” of the Berkshire Museum...

For-Profit Hospital Cannot Receive Funds From Charitable Trust

When Kathryn Seymour executed her Amended...

Lessons from Litigation

November 1, 2018

Congregants of a church near the Pennsylvania-Delaware state line sued in federal court...Read more

Directors’ self-dealing benefit not discharged in bankruptcy

The president and a director of the Network...

Isn’t bequest of cat and $6000 enough?

When Alan R. Dawe died in New York state in...

When is a grant more than a grant?

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

Tax Matters

October 25, 2018

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Tax Court decision holding that a 501(c)(7)...Read more

Illinois Supreme Court upholds tax statute

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a...

Illinois Supreme Court upholds tax statute

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a...

“Personal tax shelter” fails in Tax Court

A retired grandmother who is “fond of...

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