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Fiscal Sponsorship: 10 Things to Know

January 14, 2021 Posted by Casey Summar in Board, Fiscal sponsors, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

Fiscal sponsorship is one of the topics we have been receiving a surge of inquiries about during the pandemic at The Law Firm for Non-Profits. Some of these inquiries are driven by organizations seeking a way to respond quickly to one of the myriad challenges facing our country. Others are looking for a way to …

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California Attorney General Requires New Forms

January 12, 2021 Posted by Arthur Rieman in Attorney General, Fundraising, News, Non-profits, Nonprofits

Most charities incorporated or operating in California must register and file annual reports with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. Paid fundraisers soliciting and/or receiving charitable assets in California also must register with and report to the Registry. Newly established charities (and those new to California) must register with the Registry of Charitable …

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COVID-19 Relief Grants Available to California Nonprofits

December 29, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Applying For Grants, COVID-19, Nonprofits

California will offer almost $500 million in COVID-19 relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits. Through the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, nonprofits may be eligible to receive grants of up to $25,000. Applications will be available for the first round of grants beginning December 30, 2020. Program Details There will be two …

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Additional Coronavirus Relief for Nonprofits

December 23, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Charitable Deductions, COVID-19, Nonprofits

Congress approved a stimulus bill on December 21, 2020 that, if signed by the President, will provide additional coronavirus relief to nonprofits. The bill not only includes an extension of the temporary above-the-line charitable deduction, but also offers another round of forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to nonprofits. Additionally, it includes several provisions that …

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Nonprofit Endowment Funds

December 2, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Economic hardship, Nonprofits

As nonprofits struggle financially during the pandemic, many may wonder if they may use endowment funds to keep them afloat. Due to their heavily regulated nature, nonprofits must be extremely careful before they use endowment funds to supplement their budget. Even before a nonprofit can determine whether and how it may use its endowment funds, …

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New Financial Relief for Nonprofits

August 4, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

New financial relief is available to nonprofits thanks to the Federal Reserve. As a result of the CARES Act, the Fed created the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) to provide support to small and medium-sized businesses to offset financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, it was not available to nonprofits. However, on …

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