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Charitable Activities in a Foreign Country

The issue of a nonprofit operating in a foreign country is rather complex. It can involve multiple government agencies and be fraught with pitfalls that can only be avoided if you understand the rules. If you are like many of…

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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…

How the IRS Defines Charitable Purpose

When you hear the term nonprofit, the first thing that typically comes to mind is a charity, or 501(c)(3) organization.  That’s for good reason, since roughly 78% of all tax-exempt organizations are exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3).  The remaining 22% consists…

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…

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