The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers / Edition 1

The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers / Edition 1

by Bruce R. Hopkins, Hopkins
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The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers / Edition 1

Critical legal information for enhancing and expanding the activities of charitable fund-raisers

As the competition for gifts grows increasingly intense, managers and fund-raisers for charitable organizations must learn how to work with tax and business law to optimize their return. Written by the leading legal authority on tax-exempt organizations, this book provides an accessible approach to understanding the various laws and offers solutions to enhance an organization's wealth and effectiveness. Bruce Hopkins clearly explains to fund-raisers the pertinent aspects of the law, enabling them to dramatically increase funding without legal missteps. He also thoroughly details the steps needed to solve the fund-raiser's most pressing legal headaches, including maintenance of tax exemption and public charity status, planned giving, charitable giving rules, unrelated business activities, fund-raiser's compensation, state regulations, and much more.

This book provides critical answers to fund-raisers' questions such as:

• What law basics should every fund-raiser know?

• Is a charitable organization required to apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status?

• What are the charitable contribution deduction rules?

• How do the unrelated business income rules apply to fund-raisers?

• How does a charitable organization start a planned giving program?

• What are the important elements of the fund-raiser's contract?

• What are the contents of a typical charitable solicitation act?

• Can a charitable organization have a taxable subsidiary?

• When does a fund-raiser need a lawyer?

With its comprehensive coverage of the legal issues that nonprofit organizations face,

The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers is a powerful resource that every fund-raiser must have!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471356196
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/23/2000
Series: Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series , #151
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

The Basics: What Every Fund-Raiser Should Know About the Law.

Public Charity Status.

Tax Exemption Application.

Charitable Contribution Deduction Rules.

Planned Giving.

Unrelated Business Activities.

Fund-Raisers' Compensation.

Annual Information Returns.

State Law Regulation.



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