Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2017

While 2017 was a year many wish to forget, there were several special moments for us at NEO Law Group we wanted to share in our annual “Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog” post. We were one of the featured firms in the cover story for the February 2017 edition of...

Guidestar’s Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations

In June 2017, Guidestar released A Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations. The practices outlined cover the following areas: transparency;  due diligence; responsive communications; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Transparency Although not a guarantee of effectiveness, we believe transparency in general correlates with excellence in foundations. Which makes sense—the...

Representing Nonprofits: Traps and Tips

Representing nonprofit organizations can be incredibly rewarding but challenging on many levels. Last month, Gene shared the tips and traps of representing tax-exempt organizations regarding corporate, tax, and other issues in a podcast hosted by West LegalEdCenter.  Here is a summary of his many enlightening and constructive points:   Traps...

Nonprofit Law on Facebook

  We started posting daily to our Facebook Nonprofit Law page in March 2013 and just reached 2,000 likes. Check out our mix of articles and posts of relevance to nonprofits here. From the last seven days:   8/27 - Sector-Switching: Two Groups Make the Change From For-profit to Nonprofit...

Waiting for ‘Superman’

Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth, addresses another thought-provoking topic—American public education reform—in his recent documentary, Waiting for ‘Superman’. Waiting for ‘Superman’ follows the stories of five young children who despite entering different grades, being of different backgrounds and attending different public schools throughout the country, all find...

Foundations for the Common Good

Caring to Change, an independent project conducted in collaboration with the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, earlier this year released Foundations for the Common Good, a report written by Mark Rosenman on how grantmaking can be more effective if focused on the broader goal of advancing the "Common Good."...