Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fifth Edition

Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Bruce R. Hopkins

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012 09:44AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470397930

Online ISBN: 9781118402542

DOI: 10.1002/9781118402542

About this Book

Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state regulations 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," this book provides essential guidance for those interested in starting new nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for directors of established organizations. 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.

The Fifth Edition includes updates to areas that have changed dramatically in the wake of new law. These areas include: corporate governance principles, compensation issues, private benefit doctrine, political campaign activity, the new form 990, endowment funds, and IRS audits activity.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Starting a Nonprofit Organization

  2. Part II: Being Nonprofit, Legally

  3. Part III: Tax-Exempt Organizations can be Taxable, and so can Their Managers

  4. Part IV: Helpful Hints and Successful Techniques

  5. Part V: Sidestepping Traps

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