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!
|Series:||Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series , #151|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
Public Charity Status.
Tax Exemption Application.
Charitable Contribution Deduction Rules.
Unrelated Business Activities.
Annual Information Returns.
State Law Regulation.