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Beware the Attorney General: Scrutiny of Director Compensation on the Rise

Recent California Attorney General (“AG”) audits should make every nonprofit board beware the Attorney General. This charity regulator appears to be doubling down on its scrutiny of director compensation. Under the California Nonprofit Corporation Law (the “Nonprofit Law”), the AG has the authority  to look into virtually every aspect of a charity’s operations. This broad …

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What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know to (Re)Open Under COVID-19 Rules

February 24, 2021 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Employment Matters, Nonprofits

All employers have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and nonprofit employers are no exception. We have posted frequently about the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector. To address the myriad issues related to being open for business while the pandemic continues, we invited our colleague, Richard Rosenberg, a trusted employment law attorney of Ballard …

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Finally, Relief for the Arts!

January 22, 2021 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic, The Arts

A new relief program will provide grants to arts organizations that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the stimulus bill signed into law on December 27, 2020. The bill included several forms of additional coronavirus relief available to nonprofits, including grants to theaters, …

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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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