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501(c)(4) is the second most common basis of tax-exemption after 501(c)(3). 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations include several well-known advocacy organizations including the Sierra Club, the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, the NRA, and AARP. However, the majority of 501(c)(4) organizations – an estimated 85 percent – do not engage in  issue advocacy, lobbying, support for candidates and ballot initiatives, and partisan voter

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “After Tyre Nichols Death, Officials’ Moves Reflect a Shift in Handling Police Violence With cameras nearly everywhere, and residents wary, the authorities are moving faster and speaking critically when officers are accused of beatings.”

To be or stay exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be operated exclusively for one or more of the exempt purposes described in section 501(c)(3) (“exempt purposes”). The first part of a compliance analysis with respect to this requirement referred to as the Operational Test is to examine whether the organization is actually operating

The Committee on Nonprofit Organizations of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is calling for nominations for the “2023 Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards.”  The Committee presents the Awards annually to outstanding lawyers in the categories of Academic, Attorney, Nonprofit In-House Counsel, and Young Attorney (under 35 years old or in practice for less than 10 years).  The Committee will

Fiscal sponsorship can be an effective and efficient alternative to starting and operating a new nonprofit organization. But there are great variations in how fiscal sponsorship relationships are established and memorialized in a written agreement. One of the first areas of confusion is who enters into the agreement with the fiscal sponsor. These are the common possibilities:

  • Nonprofit organization without

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “The Biden administration began “extraordinary measures” Thursday to prevent the federal government from breaching its debt limit and hurtling toward default, a grim scenario with the potential to destabilize markets and devastate the economy.”

A nonprofit corporation’s board composition is a critical part of its governance. And many nonprofits devote substantial resources (including time) to development of a skills and background matrix, recruitment, and orientation. But a great many nonprofits do not. Too often, board members are simply asked to think of good people to invite or the executive is expected to provide all

I recently joined fellow Nonprofit Radio contributor Amy Sample Ward in conversation with host Tony Martignetti about what we expect to see in the new year. Listen to the podcast here.

Our esteemed contributors, Gene Takagi and Amy Sample Ward, reveal what they’re thinking about for the New Year. We’re talking about Twitter, donor advised funds, fiscal sponsorship, and