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Earned Income Strategies (Part 5 of 5): Putting It All Together (Strategically Using Strategies)

For the final blog post in this series, we will run through a case study of a hypothetical nonprofit to see how each one of these strategies can be used and how each can interact with the other.             The Doing Good Foundation is a Washington nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Doing Good Foundation’s mission is …

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Approaching IRS’s Deadline for Paper 1023 Applications

As of January 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) revised the 1023 application for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status submission process to be online instead of by paper. The IRS granted a 90-day grace period for nonprofits to submit their paper applications. The deadline for the IRS to accept paper 1023 applications is April 30, …

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Coronavirus and the Law: Is there a Legal Duty to Prevent Harm during a Pandemic?

It’s no doubt that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced a high level of panic for local businesses, especially with many big companies facing large-scale work force consequences due to the presences of the disease. Many smaller companies might ask: what responsibility do I have? Are there any legal liabilities if COVID-19 spreads throughout their …

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Newman’s Own Law

Fun Fact: Did you know that one of the largest food product distributors in the world is also owned by a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization? The Newman’s Own Foundation (a private foundation) owns 100% of No Limit LLC, the producer and distributor of the Newman’s Own brand of food products (think the salad dressings). But …

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Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Goes Entirely Online

Through 2019, the IRS revealed that it was working to bring as much tax-exempt organization submissions to the IRS online to use electronic data to protect against fraud and other misuse, and to streamline the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status process.  In late 2019, the average time for a paper 1023 application (not the 1023-EZ, which is …

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Tax-exempt organizations – Be sure to file your 990 informational return!

Despite the IRS’s best efforts to inform the public, many tax-exempt organizations fail to file their annual informational return (examples here).  While failing to file for a single year may trigger late fee penalties, the real threat is that if an organization fails to file their 990 for three consecutive tax years, they AUTOMATICALLY lose …

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Introducing the New 1023-EZ!

Effective July 1, 2014, the IRS implemented a new, streamlined application process for smaller organizations seeking tax-exempt status as under IRC section 501(c)(3) . Replacing the old, longer Form 1023, the new, shorter, and electronic Form 1023-EZ is the IRS’s solution to reduce the existing backlog of applications for tax-exemption. Although this will not affect …

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Why Business Can be Good at Solving Social Problems

Business is a tool, its how you use that tool that matters.  Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School Professor in the Ted Talk video below, argues that business can be the tool to solve the world’s greatest problems. We all know the social problems: childhood obesity, poverty, water scarcity, poor healthcare, climate change. Usually, we look …

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“The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong” by Dan Pallotta

Many people have a misconception about fundraising costs and charitable giving.  Too many donors ask to see the numbers on a charity’s overhead and how much of their donated dollar will be spent “on the ground” without also asking about the overall impact of an organization.  This thinking, among other myopic views about charity, is …

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Online Charitable Solicitations: 4 Tips for Using the “Donate Here” Button

Your shiny new website is up and running. And, like most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, your website prominently displays a “donate here” button. What better way to solicit charitable donations from American philanthropists! The problem is, your organization may now be “soliciting” donations from the residents of every state in the United States. You’ve probably heard or have …

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