Blog posts tagged with Legal issues
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Take a minute to think about all the places your nonprofit uses photographs – your website, the blog, social media, brochures, etc. The list could go on and on. Here’s a question to ponder: Are any of those pictures infringing someone else’s copyright?
When it comes to raising money to keep your nonprofit going, there are many revenue streams to consider. Individual donations, major gifts, grants from foundations, corporate gifts and sponsorships, galas and events, earned income – if you work in the fundraising world, you’ve probably at least heard of these fundraising models if not actually explored how they might work for your organization. But are you aware of the tax and legal issues involved in some of these fundraising models?
With the benefits and popularity surrounding crowdfunding, it is easy to overlook the potential associated legal risks. For every nonprofit currently engaged in or considering engaging in crowdfunding, here are a few of the many factors to consider.
If your organization has employees (or hopes to in the future), it’s important to be aware of the employment laws that may apply to your organization. Lack of knowledge in this area can lead to expensive fines and legal fees.
Making the decision to expand your organization’s reach into new geographical markets is neither easy nor simple. There are a number of things to consider including the legal issues surrounding the various kinds of expansion models. And, of course, this is a situation where one size does not fit all.
On October 28th, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta will present the program Getting Started with Lobbying and Advocacy. This post previews the upcoming workshop and provides guidance on what activities constitute lobbying or advocacy for tax-exempt charities.
Is your nonprofit's legal house in order? Review this checklist from Carrie Garber Siegrist, an Associate in Venable's Nonprofit Organizations and Political Law Practice Groups.
Above all, aim to resolve the issue amicably within the organization before resorting to lawsuits and filing complaints with legal authorities.