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.

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: John Zietlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119382591
Release Date: 2018-04-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Essential tools and guidance for effective nonprofit financial management Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations provides students, professionals, and board members with a comprehensive reference for the field. Identifying key objectives and exploring current practices, this book offers practical guidance on all major aspects of nonprofit financial management. As nonprofit organizations fall under ever-increasing scrutiny and accountability, this book provides the essential knowledge and tools professional need to maintain a strong financial management system while serving the organization’s stated mission. Financial management, cash flow, and financial sustainability are perennial issues, and this book highlights the concepts, skills, and tools that help organizations address those issues. Clear guidance on analytics, reporting, investing, risk management, and more comprise a singular reference that nonprofit finance and accounting professionals and board members should keep within arm’s reach. Updated to reflect the post-recession reality and outlook for nonprofits, this new edition includes new examples, expanded tax-exempt financing material, and recession analysis that informs strategy going forward. Articulate the proper primary financial objective, target liquidity, and how it ensures financial health and sustainability Understand nonprofit financial practices, processes, and objectives Manage your organization’s resources in the context of its mission Delve into smart investing and risk management best practices Manage liquidity, reporting, cash and operating budgets, debt and other liabilities, IP, legal risk, internal controls and more Craft appropriate financial policies Although the U.S. economy has recovered, recovery has not addressed the systemic and perpetual funding challenges nonprofits face year after year. Despite positive indicators, many organizations remain hampered by pursuit of the wrong primary financial objective, insufficient funding and a lack of investment in long-term sustainability; in this climate, financial managers must stay up-to-date with the latest tools, practices, and regulations in order to serve their organization’s interests. Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations provides clear, in-depth reference and strategy for navigating the expanding financial management function.

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 regulations governing the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit law expert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not "legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance for those interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annual information return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and current IRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax, and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information on virtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practices.

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.

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 second legal answer book for nonprofit organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: UOM:39015043817769
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Business & Economics

Even more concise, authoritative answers to questions concerning the business, tax, legal, and fund-raising practices of nonprofit organizations The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations Tailored exclusively to aid nonprofit managers and their professional advisers, this comprehensive reference presents--in plain English--guidance on the latest trends and developments in nonprofit law today. Nonprofit executives will appreciate the question-and-answer format and real-world, workable solutions, to some of the key challenges facing nonprofit organizations, including intermediate sanctions, the competition and commerciality doctrines, partnerships and joint ventures, private foundation rules, disclosure and distribution rules, annual report requirements, and much more. Written by one of today's leading legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations, this book is a useful guide to understanding areas of statutes, regulations, and other laws governing tax-exempt organizations. Periodic updates will keep readers informed of the current statutes and regulations in the nonprofit sector, and citations will guide readers to more detailed references. Nonprofit executives, board members, fund-raising professionals, lawyers, and accountants will find The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations to be an indispensable resource.

The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits

Author: Murray Dropkin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787953857
Release Date: 2001-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The first and only guide of its kind to offer nonprofit executives help with the vital task of cash flow management! Murray Dropkin--an expert in the field of nonprofit accounting and author of The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits--reveals how to create an effective plan for cash flow management. This unprecedented guide offers you nuts-and-bolts suggestions for using this plan to develop successful strategies for the day-to-day and long-term financial planning of any nonprofit organization. Filled with to-do lists, sample forms, worksheets, schedules, policies and procedures, and checklists, The Cash Flow Management Book for Nonprofits is a fundamental financial management toolkit for nonprofit managers and board members.

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 nonprofit effectively and protecting its mission—all in one affordable collection This e-book bundle demystifies nonprofit laws and financial responsibilities, providing you with the expert advice to financially manage your nonprofit effectively and understand its complex legal issues. Written by renowned nonprofit leaders Bruce Hopkins, Thomas McLaughlin, and Laurence Scot, the Nonprofit Law and Finance Essentials e-book collection equips you to meet and manage your nonprofit's legal and financial obligations with step-by-step guidance, practical tools, and concrete strategies. Fundraising Law Made Easy/Bruce R. Hopkins—features the ins and outs of fundraising law from nonprofit law authority Bruce Hopkins Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers, Third Edition/Thomas A. McLaughlin—presents plain-English direction for reading, interpreting, and implementing financial data The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting/Laurence Scot—offers a wealth of solid information for understanding nonprofit financial transactions, financial statements, and internal and external reports Learn how constitutional law, governance, and IRS audit practices pertain to charitable fundraising. Make management decisions that ensure your organization's long-term financial viability. Navigate unique nonprofit accounting rules. It's all at your fingertips with Wiley's Nonprofit Law & Finance Essentials e-book set, equipping you with the tools to manage money and mission.

A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors Officers and Advisors

Author: Jack B. Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471791027
Release Date: 2006-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

How to keep any nonprofit out of trouble, running smoothly, and accomplishing its mission "Jack Siegel--lawyer, accountant, management consultant, and computer whiz--takes the putative director or officer of a nonprofit organization on a useful and often entertaining voyage throughout the realm of the tax-exempt organizations universe, pointing out its quirks, foibles, and legal liabilities along the way. His handbook will make mandatory--and arresting--reading for those who are already serving as trustees, directors, officers, and key employees of exempt organizations, particularly charitable ones. Siegel's goal, in which he succeeds, is to help directors and officers of nonprofit organizations 'make better decisions.' The book is full of large policy analyses and paragraphs on the details, such as board size, board committees, board meeting formats, the contents of minutes, and the duties of officers. Salted with some excellent real-life examples, what also sets this book apart from most in its genre is the tone: the writing style, the brusqueness, the bluntness. He complains that too many directors 'check their good judgment at the boardroom door.' He advises individuals who 'desire agreement and demand adulation' to stay off boards; he insists on 'commitment' and 'institutional tension' with the executive director. He warns prospective directors that some organizations want, in addition to time and judgment, 'either your money or your ability to raise money.' To my delight, he extols the virtues of 'some level of expenditures' for qualified lawyers and accountants. Please join me in adding this most helpful handbook to your nonprofit library." --Bruce R. Hopkins, Attorney at Law, author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Eighth Edition and Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

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.

Private Foundations

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


Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits with Website

Author: Woods Bowman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118004517
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Business & Economics

A complete guide to the financial requirements a nonprofitorganization must follow to indefinitely maintain the volume andquality of their services An organization may have plenty of capacity in the long run, butin the short run, donor restrictions and limited financing optionsare constraining. Here-and-now liquid assets are the only resourcesavailable. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacityand Sustainability shows how to measure a nonprofit organization'sfinancial capacity in different time frames and how to measure itsability to sustain capacity in each case. Explains how nonprofits differ from businesses and how theypromote values-centered management Reveals how to improve financial capacity andsustainability Written by a nonprofit scholar Filled with real-world case studies and actionable advicerelating financial health to financial capacity and sustainability,this book is essential reading for every nonprofitprofessional.

The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations

Author: Thomas K. Hyatt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470610886
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Authoritative and entirely up to date to reflect recent changes in health law and tax-exempt law, The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations, Cumulative Supplement, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive, one-volume source of detailed information on federal, state, and local laws covering tax-exempt healthcare organizations. Lawyers, accountants, nonprofit executives, and nonprofit consultants will benefit from this handy resource that explains, simplifies, and demystifies the prospect of trying to evaluate and interpret the overlapping jurisdictions of health and tax-exempt law.

Nonprofit Governance

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

A complete analysis of the law, practices, and trends of nonprofit governance from two of the nation's leading lawyers on the law of tax-exempt organizations Recent scandals in the charitable sector as well as the adoption of a myriad of nonprofit best practices and guidelines have created a need and demand for better governance of nonprofits. In Nonprofit Governance, renowned author Bruce R. Hopkins and his law partner, Virginia Gross, share their combined decades of legal expertise to provide a comprehensive, authoritative examination of the law, practices, and trends of nonprofit governance. In this comprehensive, one-stop resource, Hopkins and Gross deftly summarize the law that exists and explain and evaluate the many good governance principles that have been promulgated. Nonprofit Governance helps leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations, and their lawyers, accountants, and advisors, to: Understand the legal backdrop for nonprofit governance Sift through the numerous good governance principles and guidelines Select the ones that most appropriately apply to their particular organization Devise suitable policies and procedures Improve their operations and effectiveness Undertake a comprehensive governance legal audit Be in a position to file Forms 990 that cast them in the best possible light regarding nonprofit governance Nonprofit Governance is a must-read for anyone facing good governance decisions in a nonprofit organization and is lost in the maze of conflicting principles, ever-increasing policies and procedures, murky law, and the intensity of the IRS in insisting on adoption of various principles in the absence of legal requirements for them.

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.