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 MadeEasy is a must-read guide for executives, board members, officers,accountants, fundraisers, and others who handle legal issues thataffect the way nonprofit organizations are formed andoperated. Nonprofit Law Made Easy presents in-depth discussions on such hottopics as acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status, reportingrequirements, charitable giving, disclosure requirements, unrelatedbusiness activities, fundraising, corporate governance principles,and board member liability. It also includes crucial information onavoiding nonprofit law traps and navigating governance andliability issues. Packed with practical tips and hard-to-find, authoritative advice,Nonprofit Law Made Easy demystifies complex legal issues withplain-language explanations of laws and regulations for non-legalprofessionals.

Nonprofit law dictionary

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UOM:49015002894674
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Business & Economics

The first A-to-Z reference to the hundreds of technical terms and phrases every nonprofit manager must know Now in Paper! Nonprofit organizations have been subjected to an immense amount of state and federal regulation over the past two decades. As a consequence anyone involved in the nonprofit sector must now be conversant with a vast and growing body of abstruse legal terms and concepts. Written by one of the nation2s leading experts in nonprofit law, this is the first complete, authoritative guide to mastering that complicated language. Designed to help managers and fund-raising professionals successfully navigate the mine field of federal and state rules and regulations, it offers clear, concise definitions of nearly 2,000 important, often misunderstood law and tax terms-from deceptively simple words like charitable and expenses to complicated technical terms such as fragmentation rule and unrelated business income. A comprehensive guide to the terms and phrases nonprofit managers must master to effectively manage their organizations Covers all crucial areas, including tax exemption, tax planning and compliance, fund-raising, unrelated business and commercial operations, lobbying and other types of nonprofit advocacy, and more Designed for quick reference and fully cross referenced to other titles in the Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance, and Management Series BRUCE R. HOPKINS (Washington, DC) is recognized as one of the nation2s leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations. He has served as chairman of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association2s Committee on Exempt Organizations. He is the author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, 6th Edition and eight other publications in Wiley2s Nonprofit Series.

Nonprofit Law Finance Essentials e book set

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118478424
Release Date: 2012-07-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The ultimate insider guide to managing your nonprofiteffectively and protecting its mission—all in one affordablecollection This e-book bundle demystifies nonprofit laws and financialresponsibilities, providing you with the expert advice tofinancially manage your nonprofit effectively and understand itscomplex legal issues. Written by renowned nonprofit leaders BruceHopkins, Thomas McLaughlin, and Laurence Scot, the Nonprofit Lawand Finance Essentials e-book collection equips you to meet andmanage your nonprofit's legal and financial obligations withstep-by-step guidance, practical tools, and concretestrategies. Fundraising Law Made Easy/Bruce R.Hopkins—features the ins and outs of fundraising law fromnonprofit law authority Bruce Hopkins Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, ThirdEdition/Thomas A. McLaughlin—presents plain-Englishdirection for reading, interpreting, and implementing financialdata The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation& Reporting/Laurence Scot—offers a wealth of solidinformation for understanding nonprofit financial transactions,financial statements, and internal and external reports Learn how constitutional law, governance, and IRS auditpractices pertain to charitable fundraising. Make managementdecisions that ensure your organization's long-term financialviability. Navigate unique nonprofit accounting rules. It's all atyour fingertips with Wiley's Nonprofit Law & FinanceEssentials e-book set, equipping you with the tools to managemoney and mission.

The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: UOM:39015040031398
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Concise, authoritative answers to questions concerning the business, tax, legal, and fund-raising practices of nonprofit organizations The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations Designed to help nonprofit managers and their professional consultants, this comprehensive reference presents—in plain English—practical answers to the most frequently asked questions about nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit managers will find a wealth of workable, real-world solutions to their most pressing problems and concerns, including private inurement, lobbying limitations, subsidiary organizations, strategic alliances with for-profit and nonprofit organizations, board governance and responsibilities, liability insurance, planned giving vehicles, and much more. Written and edited by a leading legal authority on tax-exempt organizations, it also offers creative strategies for enhancing and expanding a nonprofit organization's activities. Periodic updates will keep readers informed of the latest trends and developments in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit executives, board members, lawyers, accountants, and fund-raising professionals will find The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations to be an indispensable resource.

Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118520628
Release Date: 2012-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulationsgoverning the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit lawexpert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws dueto their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimatethreat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, whichusually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not"legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: ALegal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance forthose interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advicefor leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changesin laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annualinformation return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and currentIRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information ineasy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax,and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information onvirtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofitorganization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status totips for successful management practices.

Private Foundations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471481195
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics


A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060054686
Release Date: 1993-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Newly revised to include the latest changes in law and regulation, this guidebook reduces the complexities of forming and running a nonprofit organization to 1-2-3 simplicity. Written in plain English by a top nonprofit law expert often quoted by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118874226
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The authoritative reference for nonprofit law, by leading expertBruce R. Hopkins The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations 11thedition details the complex set of statutes, regulations thatgovern this diverse category of organizations, IRS rulings, andcourt opinions. This new edition includes the most up-to-datecoverage of subjects such as: nonprofit governance, and new rulesfor donor advised funds and supporting organizations, updates onunrelated business activities. Discussion of subjects such as theprivate inurement doctrine and private benefit doctrine have beenexpanded in light of recent IRS ruling activity. Written in plain English and supplemented annually, this bookhelps the lawyers and managers of tax-exempt organizations stay upto date on relevant law developments so they can make more informeddecisions about their organization's actions and future direction.This eleventh edition is an important revision, with significantupdates and vital information you need to know. Get up to date on the latest regulations and courtopinions See how recent IRS rulings impact many aspects of tax-exemptorganizations law Learn how the health care shift has generated newguidelines Read new law concerning legislative and political activities,intermediate sanctions, and more Written by one of the country's leading authorities on the lawsurrounding tax-exempt organizations, this comprehensive andauthoritative reference allows you to learn the particulars of thesubject matter or get a quick refresher regarding specific rules ofinterest. For newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, TheLaw of Tax-Exempt Organizations 11th editionprovides a single-volume resource for the latest, most up-to-dateinformation aspects of the law.

The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations 2008 Supplement

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470135808
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The 2008 Supplement generally covers developments since the book was published, which basically means developments during 2007 such as: The new Form 990. Despite its size, complexity, and overreaching, this thing is a work of art. For large organizations, proper preparation of this return is going to be a mighty feat. Much new "law" is embedded in this form. In the context of nonprofit law, there has never been anything like this new Form 990.Other sets of rules are flowing, such as those pertaining to tax-exempt organizations and prohibited tax shelter transactions. (The biggest misstep by the agency in 2007 emerged, nonetheless, in the form of the draft of the IRS' good governance principles an unhelpful, poorly written, sometimes wacky document that should never have been issued, if only because the Division has more important things to do, and perhaps may be allowed a quiet demise.)Private letter rulings, some of them quite interesting, continue to tumble out of the agency. The IRS has made great progress in reducing its inventory of pending applications for recognition of exemption. IRS audits of exempt organizations, along with a host of compliance check projects, are on the rise.Back to the IRS, there are two momentous developments in the making. One is the forthcoming research and compliance initiative involving tax-exempt colleges and universities, with emphasis on these institutions' adherence to the unrelated business rules and operation of endowment funds. The other is the IRS' growing reliance on technology in the exempt organizations area, such as development of an electronic determinations case processing and tracking system (the TE/GE Determination System (TEDS)), the emerging Cyber Assistant to guide preparers of applications for recognition of exemption, and Internet-based workshops and educational material.

Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118088555
Release Date: 2011-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issuesfacing those who lead and manage tax-exempt colleges anduniversities Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities is a practical,accessible guide to nonprofit law as it is specifically applicableto exempt colleges and universities, and their related entities,such as fundraising foundations, endowment funds, supportingorganizations, for-profit subsidiaries, and limited liabilitycompanies. Topics discussed will include governance, endowment fundsmanagement, the annual reporting requirements, and the unrelatedbusiness rules Written by the country's leading authorities on tax-exemptorganizations Features essential, practical legal information ineasy-to-understand English Presented in question-and-answer format, divided according tomajor topic areas that are of interest to those who lead and managetax-exempt colleges and universities Designed for the management and leadership of colleges anduniversities, as well as others working in the higher educationfield, such as lawyers, accountants, and fundraising/developmentpersonnel, Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities allowsreaders to easily search for and find answers to questions, puttingall the information they need right at their fingertips.

Nonprofit Governance

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470486198
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Nonprofit Governance Law, Practices & Trends Governance seems to be the subject that is perched atop every nonprofit lawyer's worry/wish list, despite the fact that there is not much law on the point, particularly at the federal level. This ascension in importance is largely due to the various organizations propounding best practices and principles for public charities and other forms of nonprofit organizations, the IRS's redesigned Form 990, the agency's aggressive push of certain good governance principles in the tax-exempt organizations' setting, and scandals brought to light by the Senate Finance Committee staff. Stemming from the authors' endless hours of meditating over the new Form 990 and sifting through the many (and often inconsistent) best practices principles, Nonprofit Governance fills the need for some cohesion in the realm of nonprofit governance by providing in-depth coverage and explanations of the laws, practices, and trends in this volatile area. An invaluable resource for nonprofit executives, officers, directors, nonprofit lawyers, accountants, members of boards of directors, and consultants, legal experts Bruce R. Hopkins and Virginia Gross's Nonprofit Governance brims with detailed documentation and references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature (which includes current articles and tax law review notes). Here, readers will find a wealth of clarifying information on: Federal and state law fundamentals Board member responsibilities and liability Nonprofit governance principles Nonprofit governance issues Application of the private benefit doctrine Governance and the redesigned Form 990 Recommended polices and procedures Governance case studies Governance legal audit A law primer for nonprofit board members And much more The book includes an exhaustive index, Internal Revenue Code citations and numerous case studies, tips, forms, and checklists to round out the authoritative coverage. Nonprofit Governance is an indispensable guide to, and through, all of the governance policymaking that is unfolding, to improve the management of nonprofit organizations as well as to help organizations be in compliance with nonprofit governance law.

The New Form 990

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470482710
Release Date: 2008-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The New Form 990 covers the law, policy, and preparation of the new IRS Form 990. It includes summaries of the law underlying each of the parts and questions in the return, so that the preparer can understand the background law in formulating answers on the return. The subject matter is particularly timely and relevant given the release of the draft Form 990 last summer, the expected release of the final Form 990 in early 2008, and the commencement of the first tax year to which the form applies on January 1, 2008.

The Tax Law of Charitable Giving 2011 Cumulative Supplement

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470610855
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Fourth Edition is completely revised, revamped, and updated. Written in plain English, it can help lawyers, managers, and development directors in tax-exempt organizations make sure they are up to date on all current regulations pertaining to charitable gifts. Detailed documentations and citations are provided. As well, references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature are included. Professionals can ensure they are well prepared to make decisions about their organization's fund-development program with this guide.

The Law of Fundraising

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470455357
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Raising funds to fulfill a nonprofit organization's goals is critical to its success, but fundraising regulations are an increasingly complex maze. The Law of Fundraising, Fourth Edition is the only book to tackle the increasingly complex maze of federal and state fundraising regulations. It details federal and state laws, with an emphasis on administrative, tax, and constitutional laws. As well, it explains state and federal rules impacting the responsibilities of fundraising professionals. This guide is supplemented annually to keep nonprofit professionals on top of the latest fundraising legal developments.

The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations

Author: Thomas K. Hyatt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470371527
Release Date: 2008-07-21
Genre: Business & Economics

A complete and up-to-date legal resource for administrators of tax-exempt healthcare organizations, the Third Edition equips you with a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. The Third Edition of this practical, down-to-earth book tackles complex legal issues by providing you with plain-English explanations and the appropriate legal citations for further research.