Nonprofit Governance

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470486191
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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.

Nonprofit Nation

Author: Michael O'Neill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787966829
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In Nonprofit Nation, the new edition of his classic work, O'Neill takes a fresh look at the nonprofit sector and the power it has to use its growing visibility and strength. Like the first edition, this new book is an up-to-date, comprehensive guide to understanding the nonprofit sector. Identifying and examining the major nonprofit subsectors-health care, arts, social service, and religious organizations, for example-and detailing their particular concerns and impact enable O'Neill to explore their influence on business, government and society. The new edition also features: Expanded sections on scope and impact Updated and enlarged statistical information New insights on the development of the nonprofit sector A new section on theories of the nonprofit sector

Nonprofit Management 101

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470285966
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.

Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118088557
Format: PDF
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A hands-on guide to the most pertinent and critical legal issues facing those who lead and manage tax-exempt colleges and universities Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities is a practical, accessible guide to nonprofit law as it is specifically applicable to exempt colleges and universities, and their related entities, such as fundraising foundations, endowment funds, supporting organizations, for-profit subsidiaries, and limited liability companies. Topics discussed will include governance, endowment funds management, the annual reporting requirements, and the unrelated business rules Written by the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations Features essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English Presented in question-and-answer format, divided according to major topic areas that are of interest to those who lead and manage tax-exempt colleges and universities Designed for the management and leadership of colleges and universities, as well as others working in the higher education field, such as lawyers, accountants, and fundraising/development personnel, Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities allows readers to easily search for and find answers to questions, putting all the information they need right at their fingertips.

Begging for Change

Author: Robert Egger
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 006201322X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You are a good person. You are one of the 84 million Americans who volunteer with a charity. You are part of a national donor pool that contributes nearly $200 billion to good causes every year. But you wonder: Why don't your efforts seem to make a difference? Fifteen years ago, Robert Egger asked himself this same question as he reluctantly climbed aboard a food service truck for a night of volunteering to help serve meals to the homeless. He wondered why there were still people waiting in line for soup in this day and age. Where were the drug counselors, the job trainers, and the support team to help these men and women get off the streets? Why were volunteers buying supplies from grocery stores when restaurants were throwing away unused fresh food every night? Why had politicians, citizens, and local businesses allowed charity to become an end in itself? Why wasn't there an efficient way to solve the problem? Robert knew there had to be a better way. In 1989, he started the D.C. Central Kitchen by collecting unused food from local restaurants, caterers, and hotels and bringing it back to a central location where hot, nutritious meals were prepared and distributed to agencies around the city. Since then, the D.C. Central Kitchen has been named one of President Bush Sr.'s Thousand Points of Light and has become one of the most respected and emulated nonprofit agencies in the world, producing and distributing more than 4,000 meals a day. Its highly successful 12-week job-training program equips former homeless transients and drug addicts with culinary and life skills to gain employment in the restaurant business. In Begging for Change, Robert Egger looks back on his experience and exposes the startling lack of logic, waste, and ineffectiveness he has encountered during his years in the nonprofit sector, and calls for reform of this $800 billion industry from the inside out. In his entertaining and inimitable way, he weaves stories from his days in music, when he encountered legends such as Sarah Vaughan, Mel Torme, and Iggy Pop, together with stories from his experiences in the hunger movement -- and recently as volunteer interim director to help clean up the beleaguered United Way National Capital Area. He asks for nonprofits to be more innovative and results-driven, for corporate and nonprofit leaders to be more focused and responsible, and for citizens who contribute their time and money to be smarter and more demanding of nonprofits and what they provide in return. Robert's appeal to common sense will resonate with readers who are tired of hearing the same nonprofit fund-raising appeals and pity-based messages. Instead of asking the "who" and "what" of giving, he leads the way in asking the "how" and "why" in order to move beyond our 19th-century concept of charity, and usher in a 21st-century model of change and reform for nonprofits. Enlightening and provocative, engaging and moving, this book is essential reading for nonprofit managers, corporate leaders, and, most of all, any citizen who has ever cared enough to give of themselves to a worthy cause.

The Bruce R Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118669983
Format: PDF, ePub
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Need a quick answer to a nonprofit legal conundrum? It’s literally at your fingertips with The Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library. Supplying you with find-it-on-the-run answers to your nonprofit law questions, this Library prepares you to meet and manage your nonprofit’s legal obligations with its step-by-step guidance. Packed with authoritative answers to the most essential questions on how to start a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law basics; maintenance of tax exemption; public charity rules; unrelated business rules; boards of directors and compensation; conflicts of interest; self-dealing; liability, and much more, this e-Library offers hands-on information mined from the following bestselling books and updated and expanded by the leading authority on nonprofit law, Bruce R. Hopkins: • Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions & Answers / Bruce R. Hopkins and David Middlebrook • 650 Essential Nonprofit Law Questions Answered / Bruce R. Hopkins • The Legal Answer Book for Private Foundations / Bruce R. Hopkins and Jody Blazek • Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, Sixth Edition / Bruce R. Hopkins • Nonprofit Law for Colleges and Universities / Bruce R. Hopkins, Virginia C. Gross, and Thomas J. Schenkelberg From acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status to fundraising regulation, The Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofit Law Library gives you the legal guidance and practical insights you need—now.

Privatization in Practice

Author: Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625689
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Cost efficiency was the initial goal of privatization—achieved in many cases but not consistently. Public services provided by the private sector were cheap in the beginning but became increasingly expensive, especially to low-income citizens. The lessons learned from early successes and failures gave birth to a new goal—effectiveness of services, as measured by accountable results. Government officials are not looking just for proven budget savings; they must also be concerned with the quality of public services and ultimately the happiness of citizens and communities. In its updated second edition, this collection of essays explores the good and the bad sides of privatization. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Law of Tax Exempt Organizations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for the law of tax-exempt organizations "Mr. Hopkins—just wanted to let you know how much I am getting from The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations. It is exceptionally clear, well organized, and well written. It has been a huge help to both my clients and me and allows me to feel confident in my advisory work in this area. Thank you for your efforts!"—Matthew Leader, Marcus Attorneys, Brooklyn, New York A comprehensive guide to the law of tax-exempt organizations—written by Bruce R. Hopkins, the most respected name in the field No doubt you know tax-exempt organizations are subject to a complex set of statutes and regulations that are as diverse as the organizations that are covered. As a lawyer, manager, accountant, director, officer, or executive for a nonprofit, you face special rules governing everything from how your organization must be organized to methods of measuring unrelated business income. The last decade alone bears witness to an immense and unprecedented augmentation of the federal tax (and other) law of tax-exempt organizations. You need an easy-to-use reference—written in plain English—to help you understand the issues at hand and make informed decisions. You need The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition. Written by Bruce R. Hopkins, one of the country's leading legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations, this resource will allow you—whether you are a newcomer to the field or a seasoned practitioner—to learn particular aspects of the subject matter or get a quick refresher regarding specific rules of interest. Take a look inside the Tenth Edition for new coverage on: Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005 Tax Technical Corrections Act of 2007 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 New Treasury Department regulations New Internal Revenue Service revenue rulings and revenue procedures Countless opinions from various federal courts IRS "private" determinations—private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, and chief counsel advice memoranda With detailed documentation and citations on Internal Revenue Code citations, references to regulations, IRS rulings, court opinions, tax law literature, current articles, tax law review notes, tables of cases, and tables of IRS rulings, this publication is supplemented annually with significant updates on the latest developments in: Nonprofit governance Nonprofit regional healthcare cooperatives New rules for donor-advised funds New rules for supporting organizations Expanded discussion of private benefit doctrine (to reflect recent IRS ruling activity) Updates on unrelated business activities Integration of new Treasury Department regulations As an extra celebratory bonus, when you purchase the print version of this Tenth Edition, you will also receive a free ebook download of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition. For details, see the inside back cover of this book. With everything you need in one volume, this must-own guide for nonprofit executives, officers, directors, lawyers, accountants, and consultants is the resource you will turn to time and again for the reliable advice you need to complicated tax law issues.

Private Foundations

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470456965
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Private Foundations Tax Law and Compliance 2010 Supplement Third Edition Bruce R. Hopkins Jody Blazek

Nonprofit Law and Governance For Dummies

Author: Jill Gilbert Welytok
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the number and size of nonprofit organizations continues to grow, NFPs are coming under ever-increasing government scrutiny. Soon Congress will require that nonprofits comply with rigorous accounting and governance standards very similar to those set forth for for-profits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. If you work for a nonprofit and are concerned about meeting impending changes to tax and finance standards governing NFPs this book is for you. In simple, straight-forward language, this guide demystifies the often perplexing world of nonprofit governance in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley. Author, Jill Gilbert Welytok, an attorney who heads the Sarbanes-Oxley division of a major Midwest law firm, walks you step-by-step through the process of evaluating your governance structures. She arms you with tips and strategies for adopting uniform standards under current governance and tax laws, while preparing you for any upcoming changes. She shows you how to protect your tax status and reassure donors and volunteers while staying true to your organization’s mission. And she fills you in on what you need to know to: Comply with state laws and regulations Get and keep tax–exempt status Avoid lawsuits and other legal landmines Handle the media Anticipate future trends Make sense of the Sarbanes–Oxley act Including sample nonprofit bylaws and a complete audit committee report, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Second Edition is an indispensable survival tool for 21st century nonprofits.