Fundraising Law Made Easy

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 11, 2009 - Business & Economics - 384 pages

The ins and outs of fundraising law-made easy-from nonprofit law authority Bruce Hopkins

Author Bruce R. Hopkins-a leading authority on the laws regulating fundraising-offers essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English. His practical tips and "red flags" provide useful advice and present critical information in an efficient and comprehensible fashion.

Now your organization can be fully informed about the basic legal requirements affecting fundraising and avoid the perils lurking in the myriad tax-law traps. Fundraising Law Made Easy clearly shows you how, with everything you need to know about

  • The fundraising process
  • State charitable solicitation acts
  • Federal tax charitable giving rules
  • Requirements of the new Form 990
  • How constitutional law, governance, and IRS audit practices pertain to charitable fundraising
  • Expert advice from Bruce Hopkins, the author of more than 20 books on nonprofit counsel, including The New Form 990 and Charitable Giving Law Made Easy

Mandatory reading whether you are a charitable organization development officer, fundraising consultant, a trustee, or a director, Fundraising Law Made Easy illuminates the rules surrounding charitable giving, and authoritatively and thoroughly guides you through every aspect of its laws.

 

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Most important part of this book on fundraising - a review of the different organizations and standards for nonprofit financial accountability and governance. Pick a standard and stick with it. This isn't the place to make up your own accounting system. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW OF FUNDRAISING FOR CHARITY
1
Chapter 2 FUNDRAISERS LAW PRIMER
33
Chapter 3 STATE REGULATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING
65
Chapter 4 PUBLIC CHARITIES AND PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS
91
Chapter 5 FEDERAL ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
121
Chapter 6 CHARITABLE GIVING RULES
153
Chapter 7 UNRELATED BUSINESS RULES
179
Chapter 8 OTHER FEDERAL TAX LAW REGULATION OF FUNDRAISING
209
Chapter 9 FUNDRAISING AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
235
Chapter 10 FUNDRAISING AND GOVERNANCE
259
Chapter 11 FUNDRAISING AND IRS AUDITS
291
Chapter 12 PERSPECTIVES AND COMMENTARIES
321
Index
355
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BRUCE R. HOPKINS is a senior partner with the law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC. He is also the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five books, all published by Wiley, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Ninth Edition; The New Form 990; and Nonprofit Law Made Easy. Hopkins earned his Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws degrees at the George Washington University. He has practiced law for forty years and is a member of the District of Columbia and Missouri bars.

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