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Who Really Owns a Nonprofit?

The concept of who owns a nonprofit organization can be hard for some to grasp, especially given that the answer is, “No one!”  We encounter this confusion with new clients on a fairly regular basis.  And, given people’s understanding of how basic…

What is a Registered Agent?

What Is A Registered Agent?

The position of Registered Agent is an essential part of the corporate landscape.  Both for-profit and nonprofit corporations need one, but their role is often misunderstood.  So, what is a Registered Agent, and why do you need one?

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Should I Incorporate My New Nonprofit?

So, you're planning on starting a new nonprofit sometime soon. Maybe you've heard something about incorporating, but you don't fully understand what that means. Or, someone told you to form an LLC instead. There's a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding…

Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

There's a well-worn cliché that says, "If it's not in writing, it didn't happen".  When it comes to your nonprofit, no truer statement was ever uttered!  But, unless you are the uber-organized type who just instinctively writes everything down, documentation…

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Bring up the subject of a nonprofit’s bylaws and you are sure to get an interesting response.  For many nonprofit’s, their bylaws are just some forgotten document, full of legalese, gathering dust in a file cabinet somewhere.  No one on…

Does a Church Need 501(c)(3) Status?

A church is one of the oldest organizational types in the world.  The concept of the local Christian church in particular has existed for approximately 2,000 years.  Other religions have church histories going back much further than that.  In light…

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