Take Action Today to Protect the Nonprofit, Religious, and Foundation Communities!

So far, 2,500+ charitable nonprofits, community and private foundations, and for-profit entities have signed the Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to protect the 501(c)(3) community from the ravages of partisan politics.  The NEO Law Group is proud to have been one of the first organizations from all 50 states to have signed. Why? Because if the proposal to change longstanding federal tax law […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/24/17

Notable Events of the Week: FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee, asserting that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and repudiating President Trump’s unsubstantiated and seemingly unhinged allegation that the Obama administration had wiretapped his New York offices. The Associated Press reported that President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, “secretly worked for a […]

FTC/NASCO Conference on Consumers, Contributions and Charity

On March 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) hosted Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity, a conference exploring charitable solicitations and consumer protection issues. Americans are among the most generous people in the world, contributing more than $373 billion to charity in 2015. Per capita giving […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/17/17

Notable Events of the Week: House and the Senate Intelligence Committees’ reports finding no evidence supporting President Trump‘s claim that President Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump. A federal judge’s order blocking President Trump’s revised travel (Muslim) ban. A resolution sponsored by, among others, several House Republicans recognizing human activities’ contribution to climate change and resolving to create and support […]

California Nonprofit Law: The Self-Dealing Prohibition

Section 5233 of the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law defines and prohibits self-dealing transactions. A self-dealing transaction is defined as “a transaction to which the corporation is a party and in which one or more of its directors has a material financial interest and which does not meet the requirements of paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/10/17

The past week was marked by President Trump‘s diversionary, unsubstantiated, and seemingly unhinged claim that President Obama wiretapped him followed by reports that James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, had asked the Justice Department to refute this claim; a revised but still highly controversial and very possibly unconstitutional travel ban; release of the House Republicans plan for repealing and replacing […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Masters – Silicon Valley Conference 2017

We are pleased to promote Nonprofit Fundraising 101 author Darian Rodriguez Heyman‘s Nonprofit Fundraising Masters Conference Series in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, March 29. Tickets are $115 – $195 depending on your organization’s budget, and registration includes access to the full-day program, lunch, all-day coffee and tea, and a wine reception. And you can save an extra $20 when you use […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 3/3/17

The past week was marked by the discovery of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session‘s highly suspicious meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States “at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race” and his failure to disclose such meetings during his confirmation hearing as required (perjury?), and the Academy […]

Form 1023-EZ Approvals Now Available to the Public

On February 22, 2017, the IRS announced that publicly available information from approved Form 1023-EZ tax-exemption applications is now available electronically for the first time. The data on IRS.gov is available in spreadsheet format and includes information for approved applications beginning in mid-2014, when the 1023-EZ form was introduced, through 2016. The information will be updated quarterly, starting […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/24/17

This past week was marked by the Day of Remembrance (and the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 leading to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans) and the current administration’s announcement of its plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported. Have a listen […]