Fiscal Sponsorship and Films: Part II

Filmmakers who seek philanthropic or public funding to support their works may be considering fiscal sponsorship as a vehicle for obtaining such funding. In our first post on this subject, we covered the basics of fiscal sponsorship and on the qualifications of a sound fiscal sponsor. Here, we’ll discuss the fiscal sponsorship agreement and termination […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/5/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes: The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina […]

Fiscal Sponsorship and Films

Filmmakers who seek philanthropic or public funding to support their works may be considering fiscal sponsorship as a vehicle for obtaining such funding. And fiscal sponsorship can be of great value to a filmmaker. But it’s also a misunderstood and widely misapplied area of law that can create risks for filmmakers and their fiscal sponsors. […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/28/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The Supreme Court’s conservatives decided Thursday that federal courts do not have a role to play in deciding whether partisan gerrymandering goes too far, giving a dominant political party in […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/21/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Tensions between the United States and Iran flared on Monday as Tehran said it would soon breach a key element of the 2015 international pact limiting its nuclear program, while […]

Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) for Nonprofit Startups

A nonprofit organization organized and operated for charitable purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code while a nonprofit organized and operated to promote the common business interest of its members and not to engage in regular business activities ordinarily carried on for profit may be exempt under Section 501(c)(6) of the Code. While […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/14/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Hundreds of thousands of people filled the sweltering streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in an immense protest against a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China that culminated […]

Nonprofit News Organizations: The Tax Rules

10 years ago, I presented at an ethnic and community news media conference on “The Nonprofit Option.” Since then, as expected, we have witnessed a substantial decline in commercial news media. Changes in technology, consumption, and advertising have driven this decline, which has also resulted in increased polarization and propaganda. At the same time, we […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/7/19

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The government report on Friday showed a sharp decline in the pace of hiring, adding to concern that the economy is slowing.” NY Times “Defiant Republican senators warned Trump administration […]