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Fiduciary Duties of Nonprofit Directors

February 29, 2024 Posted by socialspicemedia in Uncategorized
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The board members of a nonprofit are legally responsible for overseeing everything the nonprofit does. California state law strictly controls how a board manages its affairs and sets high standards for board members’ conduct. Failure to satisfy these legal standards – i.e., the board members’ “fiduciary duties” – can result in personal liability for directors …

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Disclosure Requirements for Nonprofits

January 31, 2024 Posted by Casey Summar in Uncategorized
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The IRS and some states require nonprofits to disclose certain documents to the public upon request. Additionally, the IRS and some states even make these documents available to the public. Donors want to be able to ensure that the nonprofits they donate to are spending their contributions wisely. Maintaining transparency – which nonprofits accomplish in …

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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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COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofit Employers

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, federal and state governments have provided the country with several waves of relief for employers, including nonprofits, to help ease the burdens caused by the pandemic. New programs will affect nonprofit employers by imposing upon them new obligations towards their employees and by providing them with benefits to …

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Nonprofits Already Hit Hard by COVID-19

Even at this early stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are already reeling from its effects. And they promise to be devastating. It’s too soon to predict the ultimate impact, but it’s a fair projection that economic ruin will fell many organizations – unless they are saved by patrons funders and legislators. Performing Arts Hard …

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Current Challenges in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit organizations in the United States constantly struggle with operational and financial challenges. Speculation about the common challenges faced by our nation’s nonprofits is abound, but what do the concrete statistics say? The BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence recently released a report from its survey of 105 nonprofits that reveals the current challenges nonprofits are …

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