A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization

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Wiley, Aug 30, 1993 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
Revised and updated to include information on changes in laws, rules and regulations governing the nonprofit sector. Provides guidance for those interested in starting a nonprofit organization as well as advice to directors of established organizations. Contains information on every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization—from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practice. Includes charts, tables, easy-to-use checklists and an expanded glossary.

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Good coverage of the basics of starting a non-profit. As a minimum, any potential executive director should know this material. This book should be sitting on their desk, saving them the lawyer fees that they end up paying when they misfire on the basics. Read full review

Contents

Part One Starting a Nonprofit Organization 1 Why Start a Nonprofit Organization?
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Getting Started
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Debunking Some Myths and Misperceptions
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Copyright

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BRUCE R. HOPKINS has been one of the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations for 27 years. He is an attorney with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri School of Law at Kansas City. He is the author of eight books, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, The Law of Fund-Raising, and The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations, as well as a newsletter, The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.

D. BENSON TESDAHL is a lawyer with Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C. in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in the representation of tax- exempt organizations. He is also an adjunct professor of tax law at Georgetown University. Mr. Tesdahl has published numerous tax articles and is co-chair of an American Bar Association subcommittee on tax-exempt entities.

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