Amending California Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation

In our previous post on California Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation, we noted that filing of the Articles effectively forms the corporation. As a corporation evolves over time, provisions in the original Articles may no longer accurately describe what is desired by the corporation’s leaders. When that happens, it becomes...

Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture 2019

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of guest lecturing to Scott Curran‘s  Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The following is an excerpt of my notes for the class: Nonprofit Scandals Heard any juicy stories this summer? MIT Media Lab...

Proposed Regulations: Donor Disclosures and Dark Money

The IRS and Treasury are taking another shot at providing an exception for 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), 501(c)(6), and certain other tax-exempt organizations (notably excluding 501(c)(3) organizations) from the requirement to report the names and addresses of their contributors on Schedule B of Form 990, prompting concerns of more dark money...