Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/23/18

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 federal government on Friday released a long-awaited report with an unmistakable message: The impacts of climate change, from deadly wildfires to increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, are already […]

Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture 2018

Earlier today I had the wonderful opportunity to guest lecture at Scott Curran‘s  Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here are my notes for the class: Introduction – Nonprofit Law On one side of the street you see: a theatre, a clothing store, a restaurant, a […]

Webinar: NGOsource – Preparing Your Next International Grant

Join our friends and legal experts Martha Lackritz-Peltier and Brigit Kavanagh for NGOsource’s next webinar – “Planning Your Next International Grant: Legal Issues for Foundations and DAFs” on Sept. 12 at 11 AM PST. Register free here.  This one-hour webinar will discuss various issues private foundations and donor advised funds should consider before making grants […]

Can a 501(c)(3) Organization Change Into a 501(c)(4) Organization?

Is it possible for a 501(c)(3) organization to change into a 501(c)(4) organization? The short answer is no (Revenue Procedure 2017-5). But it may be possible for a 501(c)(3) organization to cause the creation of a 501(c)(4) organization and subsequently dissolve, leaving only the 501(c)(4) organization. This strategy has its own complications as we describe […]

Nonprofit Law and Ethics

Nonprofits are subject to laws with which they must comply or face the possibility of legal penalties. But they are also subject to ethical expectations from their key stakeholders. Certainly, many ethical standards are codified in the law. For example, compensating an executive of a charity an excessive amount may be considered both unethical and […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/1/18

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 federal government has placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors, but last year it couldn’t account for nearly 1,500 of them. … Wagner’s statement has attracted […]

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/25/18

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: “An ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that companies may require workers to settle employment disputes through individual arbitration rather than joining to press their complaints, a decision affecting as […]

Some Highlights from 2018 Georgetown Conference

Erin and I just returned from Georgetown Law School’s Nonprofit Governance and Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations conferences. We had a great time learning and meeting with some of the brightest and most respected professionals across the country, including several friends. I also had the honor of speaking on a panel discussing strategic advocacy using 501(c)(3) and […]

Newman’s Own Gets a New Life

Thanks to our friends at Perlman+Perlman for providing us with permission to re-publish this important post on the “Newman’s Own Exception” to the Excess Business Holdings Rule by one of its partners, Allen Bromberger, whose bio we include at the end of the post. On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Philanthropic […]

Stanford Digital Impact Convening – February 2018

On February 14, 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in an international convening of about 50 members of the digital impact community at Stanford University, which was scheduled to immediately precede the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Data on Purpose conference. Many thanks to Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and […]