Posts Tagged: nonprofit organizations

Exempt Org Law Turns 100

October 3, 2013 Posted by Jessica Shofler in IRS, News

The original version of today’s section 501(c)(3) (which governs charitable organizations) was signed into law on October 3, 1913. The original law has been expanded since 1913, with additions of recognizing exemption for literary organizations, organizations that prevent cruelty to children or animals, organizations that test for public safety, and organizations that foster national or …


Heightened Review of Fundraising Appeals

November 19, 2012 Posted by The Law Firm for Non-Profits, P.C. in Board, Director Duties, Fundraising, News

Have you ever wondered whether fundraising campaigns actually help nonprofits? The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBB) is worried too, and recently announced its initiative to verify the truthfulness of these campaigns. The BBB is especially concerned about nonprofits failing to adequately oversee paid fundraisers, which the BBB believes frequently use misleading tactics to …