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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: “A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by the coronavirus in the United States, an unfathomable toll is nearing — the loss of half a million people.” NY Times “At least 45.2 million people have received one or both doses of the vaccine in the U.S. This includes more than 20.6 million people who…
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — January 25, 2021: The Committee on Nonprofit Organizations of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section is calling for nominations for the “2021 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 also bestow its Vanguard Award for lifetime commitment or achievement on a leading legal practitioner in the nonprofit field. Nominations are due by March 22, 2021. For a nomination form, please go to…
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: “As a winter storm forced the state’s power grid to the brink of collapse, millions of residents were submerged this week into darkness, bitter cold and a sense of indignation over being stuck in uncomfortable and even dangerous conditions. The strain revealed the vulnerabilities of a distressed system and set off a political fight ….” NY Times “After averting a conviction in his second impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump faces significant new legal…
When two nonprofit corporations merge, the combined entity (legally, the surviving corporation) may adopt a very different governance model than that of either corporation. Particularly where neither corporation is in crisis, the board of the combined entity may include an agreed upon percentage of directors from each corporation. But leaders of each corporation may feel a little uneasy about how the board may evolve over time and how such change might impact the programs of their respective corporations. Selection of Directors Directors may be selected in a few different ways: (1) election by the board, (2) election by members, (3)…
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: “Calling on senators to render “impartial justice” and embrace the “common sense” of the country’s founders, the nine impeachment managers closed their case by laying out the grave damage the Jan. 6 riot had caused not just to lawmakers or police officers at the Capitol, but to the democratic system and America’s standing around the world. None of it, they argued, would have happened without Mr. Trump.” NY Times “Mounting evidence emerging as former…
The IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division (TE/GE) recently published its FY 2020 Accomplishments Letter. One segment of customers covered by TE/GE is Exempt Organizations (EO), which includes charities, private foundations, business leagues, labor unions, and veterans’ organizations. The other two segments of customers are Employee Plans and Government Entities. The IRS fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. TE/GE Compliance Platform The Accomplishments Letter describes its compliance platform as consisting of six programs that together promote tax law compliance: Compliance Strategies: Issues approved by the TE/GE Compliance Governance Board to identify, prioritize and allocate resources within…
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: “President Biden on Thursday ordered an end to arms sales and other support to Saudi Arabia for a war in Yemen that he called a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe” and declared that the United States would no longer be “rolling over in the face of Russia’s aggressive actions.”” NY Times “Former President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party leveraged false claims of voter fraud and promises to overturn the election to raise more…
Many fiscal sponsors enter into relationships to support multiple fiscally sponsored projects (“Projects” or “FSPs”). Typically, these fiscal sponsors have some screening mechanism before agreeing to enter into these relationships, but often, the screening is superficial, resulting in significant risk exposure and/or undesirable administrative burdens for the fiscal sponsor. Proper screening is of critical importance to the livelihood and impact of fiscal sponsors. Introduction From a legal perspective, fiscal sponsorship in its most common forms involves a fiscal sponsor authorizing individuals associated with a Project to fundraise on behalf of the fiscal sponsor exclusively for the 501(c)(3) purposes of the…
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: “Less than a week after taking office, President Joe Biden announced three major steps to improve the country’s vaccination plans, and his Administration’s COVID-19 response team held its first press briefing.” Time “The House on Monday formally delivered an article of impeachment charging former president Donald Trump with inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, as Democrats prepared to use his own words as evidence against him in his Senate trial next month.” Washington
Here are some of the highlights from the virtual ABA Exempt Organizations Committee meeting held on January 28, 2021 as part of the ABA 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting. News from the IRS, Treasury, and the Hill Review of COVID-19 Related Legislation: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act – March 6, 2020 Families First Coronavirus ResponseAct (FFCRA) – March 18, 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) – March 27, 2020 Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – April 24, 2020 Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act – June 5, 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021…