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Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Everything you need to start and manage a nonprofit from leading nonprofit legal expert Bruce R. Hopkins
Written by nonprofit legal expert Bruce R. Hopkins, Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition is essential reading for those new to the nonprofit world, as well as veteran directors, officers, and executives of well–recognized organizations. Now fully updated and revised, this guide equips you with all the critical information and know–how you need to protect your nonprofit′s tax–exempt status and avoid the many legal traps that are out there.
This Sixth Edition of Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide presents in–depth discussions of the legal aspects involved in the formation and operation of a nonprofit organization, with updated information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector, such as:
- Federal tax law
- Nonprofit governance
- Reporting rules for tax–exempt organizations
- Public charity status
- Form 990 the annual information return
- Charitable giving rules
- Current IRS ruling policy
- Constitutional law principles
Packed with checklists, step–by–step guidance as to procedures, and a glossary of legal terms for fail–safe compliance, Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, Sixth Edition demystifies intricate legal issues with plain–language explanations of nonprofit laws and regulations for non–legal professionals.
About the Author
BRUCE R. HOPKINS is the country′s leading authority on tax–exempt organizations and a senior partner with the law firm Polsinelli Shughart. He is the author of more than twenty–eight books, all published by Wiley, including The Law of Tax–Exempt Organizations, Tenth Edition, and the newsletter Bruce R. Hopkins′ Nonprofit Counsel.