Good Counsel

Author: Lesley Rosenthal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118084045
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.

Good Counsel

Author: Lesley Rosenthal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118236673
Release Date: 2011-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience as well as board service.

Nonprofit Law Made Easy

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471727149
Release Date: 2005-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The ins and outs of law in the nonprofit sector--made easy! Written by renowned author Bruce R. Hopkins, Nonprofit Law Made Easy is a must-read guide for executives, board members, officers, accountants, fundraisers, and others who handle legal issues that affect the way nonprofit organizations are formed and operated. Nonprofit Law Made Easy presents in-depth discussions on such hot topics as acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status, reporting requirements, charitable giving, disclosure requirements, unrelated business activities, fundraising, corporate governance principles, and board member liability. It also includes crucial information on avoiding nonprofit law traps and navigating governance and liability issues. Packed with practical tips and hard-to-find, authoritative advice, Nonprofit Law Made Easy demystifies complex legal issues with plain-language explanations of laws and regulations for non-legal professionals.

Nonprofit Law

Author: Betsy Schmidt
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 0735598460
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

An accessible book that examines the legal issues associated with every aspect of a Section 501(c)(3) organization's life cycle, Non Profit Law is enhanced by rich notes, questions, and problems. Students become familiar with the state and federal rules concerning nonprofit organizations, as well as the trust, corporate, tax, and other regulatory issues that nonprofit managers and their lawyers face. A focused and manageable casebook, Non Profit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization features: cradle-to-grave organization of topics a balanced treatment of the theory and application of state and federal rules concerning Section 501(c)(3) organizations thorough coverage of trust, corporate, tax, and other regulatory issues that nonprofit managers face a student-friendly presentation that does not require a background in trust, tax, or corporations law all relevant statues are included in the text introductions to other types of tax-exempt organizations and differences in tax treatment, barring excessive digression from the central topic unique optional exercises with which to create a virtual nonprofit organization, which then becomes the basis for additional hypothetical questions teaching objectives listed at the start of every chapter questions to guide reading and enrich study throughout the text notes that add context and perspective one or more problems in each chapter that can be used in class or assigned

Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470287071
Release Date: 2008-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers is a hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issues facing those who lead and manage religious tax-exempt organizations with an emphasis on tax, employment, property and constitutional law. This timely book is a response to the need for guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting churches and other religious organizations.

The ABCs of Nonprofits

Author: Lisa Runquist
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590312910
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

In this primer, attorney Runquist gives readers an overview of the steps to take in forming and maintaining a non-profit organization. Through a series of examples Runquist describes what a non-profit actually is and the different types of non-profit organizations such as trusts, corporations, unincorporated associations, and limited liability comp

Art Cultural Heritage and the Law

Author: Patty Gerstenblith
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134423495
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Law

Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law is one of the first legal casebooks to address the rapidly emerging fields of art and cultural heritage law, utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. This book addresses artists┬┐ rights (freedom of expression, copyright, moral rights and rights in architectural works and historic preservation); the functioning of the art market (dealers and auction houses, warranties of quality and authenticity, transfer of title and recovery of stolen art works, and the role of museums), and finally cultural heritage (the fate of art works and cultural objects in time of war, the international trade in art works and cultural objects, the archaeological and underwater heritage of the United States, and indigenous cultures, focusing on restitution of Native American cultural objects and human remains, and appropriation of indigenous culture). The new edition, available summer 2008, will retain the basic structure of the first edition while updating case law, policies and events. It will include recent materials and developments, such as new cases (Malevich v. City of Amsterdam, resolution of the Barnes dispute, recent deaccessioning disputes, Iran v. Barakat, U.S. v. Ligon), recent restitutions of ancient art works from US museums to Italy and other countries, and new museum policies. There will also be an expansion of treatment of underwater cultural heritage, historic preservation, and archaeological resources.

Stage Writers Handbook

Author: Dana Singer
Publisher: Theatre Communications Grou
ISBN: 1559361166
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

The first comprehensive guide to the business of writing for today's stage.

The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118873694
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The authoritative reference for nonprofit law, by leading expert Bruce R. Hopkins The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations 11th edition details the complex set of statutes, regulations that govern this diverse category of organizations, IRS rulings, and court opinions. This new edition includes the most up-to-date coverage of subjects such as: nonprofit governance, and new rules for donor advised funds and supporting organizations, updates on unrelated business activities. Discussion of subjects such as the private inurement doctrine and private benefit doctrine have been expanded in light of recent IRS ruling activity. Written in plain English and supplemented annually, this book helps the lawyers and managers of tax-exempt organizations stay up to date on relevant law developments so they can make more informed decisions about their organization's actions and future direction. This eleventh edition is an important revision, with significant updates and vital information you need to know. Get up to date on the latest regulations and court opinions See how recent IRS rulings impact many aspects of tax-exempt organizations law Learn how the health care shift has generated new guidelines Read new law concerning legislative and political activities, intermediate sanctions, and more Written by one of the country's leading authorities on the law surrounding tax-exempt organizations, this comprehensive and authoritative reference allows you to learn the particulars of the subject matter or get a quick refresher regarding specific rules of interest. For newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations 11th edition provides a single-volume resource for the latest, most up-to-date information aspects of the law.

Leaders Who Make a Difference

Author: Burt Nanus
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787946656
Release Date: 1999-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics

"Nanus and Dobbs have written a seminal book about a long-neglected and key area of American life: the leadership of not-for-profits.... It's a first and should be read by all those concerned about not-for-profits: board members most especially, but volunteers, executives, benefactors, and academics as well." --Warren Bennis, University Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of Organizing Genius "These authors have made a remarkable contribution to social sector nonprofit leadership. It's a valuable resource by two great authorities on a critical need." --Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management "If there's one thing that today's nonprofit sector needs more than anything else, it's leadership.... Burt Nanus and Stephen Dobbs illustrate the qualities that do 'make a difference' by telling real-life stories of exceptional nonprofit leaders--few of them household names--and examining the lessons these men and women learned the hard way." --Dorothy S. Ridings, president and CEO, Council on Foundations There are many books on leadership, but few that focus specifically on the unique role of nonprofit executives. For the CEOs and directors of more than one million U.S. social sector organizations--as well as those who aspire to these positions--best-selling author Burt Nanus and colleague Stephen M. Dobbs have written the first comprehensive and authoritative book on nonprofit leadership. The authors show how leaders build successful nonprofit organizations by developing key relationships to improve their performance and move them toward a greater good--such as much higher levels of service to their clients and community. They describe the six key roles that effective leaders must play--Visionary, Strategist, Change Agent, Coach, Politician, and Fundraiser--and present inspiring examples of how their actions in these roles have been crucial to the success of large and small nonprofits flourishing across the nation. Leaders Who Make a Difference offers proven lessons on strategy, team building, fundraising, advocacy, board relations, and much more. Grounded in real-world practice, the book champions the potential of all nonprofit leaders to greatly improve the performance of their organizations and realize their visions of better communities.

From Passion to Execution

Author: Lyn Scott
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435460133
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Electronic books

Transform your vision and passion into positive change as you learn how to effectively start, grow, and lead a nonprofit organization with this practical, inspiring guide. FROM PASSION TO EXECUTION: HOW TO START AND GROW AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIO

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Author: Center for Professional Responsibility (American Bar Association)
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 160442107X
Release Date: 2009-02-16
Genre: Law

The 2008 Edition of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is an up-to-date resource for information on lawyer ethics. The Rules, with some variations, have been adopted in 48 jurisdictions. Federal, state, and local courts in all jurisdictions, even those that have not formally adopted the Rules, look to the Rules for guidance in resolving lawyer malpractice cases, disciplinary actions, disqualification issues, sanctions questions, and much more.

Board Liability

Author: Daniel L. Kurtz
Publisher: Moyer Bell
ISBN: UCAL:B4307523
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

Guide for Nonprofit Directors. The authoritative guide to avoiding liability, geared for boards of directors of nonprofit institutions and their lawyers.

Cultural Capital

Author: Robert Hewison
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1781685916
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Genre: Art

How money, politics and the Arts turned a golden age for culture into lead