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June 16-July 15, 2013

June 16, 2013 to July 15, 2015
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What's a reasonable time period for distributing funds?

When our 501(c)(3) organization raises funds and tells the public that we are going to donate to a specific cause, how long do we have to submit the funds to that charity? I am concerned by the length of time it takes when we are told that the Board has not decided how much more to contribute to that cause. I feel at least the amount raised should be turned over after the fundraiser within a reasonable time period.

Lessons from Litigation

Pastor’s contract extension does not violate bylaws

A Court of Appeals in Indiana has reversed a trial court decision that ordered a church to hold a general membership meeting to consider a contract extension for its pastor. The bylaws of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church provided procedures for se

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