Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state regulations due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not "legalese," this book provides essential guidance for those interested in starting new nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for directors of established organizations. This easy-to-read resource contains essential information on virtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practices.
The Fifth Edition includes updates to areas that have changed dramatically in the wake of new law. These areas include: corporate governance principles, compensation issues, private benefit doctrine, political campaign activity, the new form 990, endowment funds, and IRS audits activity.
This guide to nonprofit law covers most of the legal aspects of starting and operating a nonprofit organization. It provides guidance on the rules and regulations governing nonprofit organizations, including tax, corporate, and fund-raising applications and implications. Information on reporting revenue, private benefits, personal liability, charitable giving rules, employee compensation, lobbying, and for-profit subsidiaries is also included. Hopkins is a lawyer with a private firm. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bruce R. Hopkins is the country's leading authority on tax-exempt organizations and is a senior partner with the firm Polsinelli Shughart. He is the author of twenty-five books, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Ninth Edition, and the newsletter Bruce R. Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.