Tag Archives: 501(c)(3)

The Non-Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

Much brouhaha has been made over President Trump’s May 4 Executive Order claiming to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment is a 1954 law that bars 501(c)(3) organizations from supporting or opposing candidates for public office. As with … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga Boosts New Tax Plan

Earlier this week we told you that the House Ways and Means Committee is trying to force nonprofits to be more “effective” through a new tax plan. Thanks to Lady Gaga, the Committee has a new example of why such … Continue reading

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Can we be Facebook Friends?

You’d better think twice before asking that question of an employee if you’re a California employer, manager, or board member. Using social media avenues to connect with your nonprofit’s employees may seem like a good idea, but it can open … Continue reading

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The DOMA Decision Has Immediate Impact for Nonprofits

Does the Supreme Court decision overturning the key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) have any impact on nonprofits? It does indeed. In his opinion for the Court, Justice Kennedy eloquently writes that the rights and benefits of marriage … Continue reading

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Rules of Disclosure: Non-Profit Documents General Public Has Rights To

What information must a nonprofit disclose to the general public? This question has come up several times in the past few months. The IRS and some states require nonprofits to provide certain items upon request. However, often times, members of … Continue reading

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