The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers (Wiley Nonprofit Law #151) (Paperback)
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This is book number 151 in the Wiley Nonprofit Law series.
Critical legal information for enhancing and expanding theactivities of charitable fund-raisers As the competition for gifts grows increasingly intense, managersand fund-raisers for charitable organizations must learn how towork with tax and business law to optimize their return. Written bythe leading legal authority on tax-exempt organizations, this bookprovides an accessible approach to understanding the various lawsand offers solutions to enhance an organization's wealth andeffectiveness. Bruce Hopkins clearly explains to fund-raisers thepertinent aspects of the law, enabling them to dramaticallyincrease funding without legal missteps. He also thoroughly detailsthe steps needed to solve the fund-raiser's most pressing legalheadaches, including maintenance of tax exemption and publiccharity status, planned giving, charitable giving rules, unrelatedbusiness activities, fund-raiser's compensation, state regulations, and much more. This book provides critical answers to fund-raisers' questions suchas:
* What law basics should every fund-raiser know?
* Is a charitable organization required to apply to the IRS fortax-exempt status?
* What are the charitable contribution deduction rules?
* How do the unrelated business income rules apply tofund-raisers?
* How does a charitable organization start a planned givingprogram?
* What are the important elements of the fund-raiser'scontract?
* What are the contents of a typical charitable solicitationact?
* Can a charitable organization have a taxable subsidiary?
* When does a fund-raiser need a lawyer? With its comprehensive coverage of the legal issues that nonprofitorganizations face, The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers is a powerful resourcethat every fund-raiser must have.
About the Author
BRUCE R. HOPKINS is the country's leading authority on tax-exempt organizations and a lawyer with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman, and Shalton. He is the author of twelve books, including The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations; The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Seventh Edition; The Law of Fund-Raising, Second Edition; Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance; The Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization, Second Edition; and The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Second Edition, as well as the newsletter The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.