2018 Calendar of Events


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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

June 19-26, 2018
I am currently the part-time executive director of a small nonprofit and I have a business plan for my own nonprofit venture that I would like to start next year. Both nonprofits would serve the same community (the new one would serve other counties nearby as well). They are both "education" based and there may be a conflict of interest when it comes to funding. The workload is not my concern so much as being an E.D. at two locations. Is there any legal reason I can't remain E.D. at both places while this is happening?  Answer

Employment Law

June 5, 2018

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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June Webinar Sale - 50% Off

Now through June 30, you can purchase our recorded webinar State Charitable Solicitation Statutes: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask 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 October 25, 2017. Many states are increasing their enforcement efforts to ensure that charities and fundraisers are complying with initial and annual registration requirements, it's important that charities and fundraisers abide by these statutes especially since noncompliance can result in the imposition of significant fines and penalties.This important webinar was presented by Karl Emerson, Esq. of Montgomery McCracken. Karl is the former Director of the Bureau of Charitable Organizations of Pennsylvania. Don Kramer, Editor and Publisher of Nonprofit IssuesLearn more about the program

Lead Stories

June 12, 2018

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

June 19, 2018

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


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...

August Webinar

Fundraising Events, Auctions, Sponsorships and Acknowledgments
August 7, 2018
1:30-3:00 PM ET

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