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Group Exemptions: A Primer

22 April in Blog, Nonprofit

We’ve heard a lot recently about national 501(c)(3)s with affiliates around the U.S. Some are merging with compatible, multi-chapter organizations; others are coming apart at the seams. With fundamental reorganizations come lots of tricky legal issues: ownership of the corporate name, control of assets, and personnel...

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When the Revenue Agent Comes Calling

15 March in Blog, Nonprofit

Back in the early 2000’s, Enron, Worldcom, and other business scandals rocked the corporate world.  Although that wrongdoing involved huge, for-profit companies, it caught the attention of charity regulators at all levels of government. We wrote in “Written Governance Policies: Which Ones Should Nonprofits Have?” that...