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The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers

The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers

Bruce R. Hopkins

ISBN: 978-0-471-35619-6

Mar 2000

288 pages

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Critical legal information for enhancing and expanding the activities of charitable fund-raisers

As the competition for gifts grows increasingly intense, managers and fund-raisers for charitable organizations must learn how to work with tax and business law to optimize their return. Written by the leading legal authority on tax-exempt organizations, this book provides an accessible approach to understanding the various laws and offers solutions to enhance an organization's wealth and effectiveness. Bruce Hopkins clearly explains to fund-raisers the pertinent aspects of the law, enabling them to dramatically increase funding without legal missteps. He also thoroughly details the steps needed to solve the fund-raiser's most pressing legal headaches, including maintenance of tax exemption and public charity status, planned giving, charitable giving rules, unrelated business activities, fund-raiser's compensation, state regulations, and much more.

This book provides critical answers to fund-raisers' questions such as:
* What law basics should every fund-raiser know?
* Is a charitable organization required to apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status?
* What are the charitable contribution deduction rules?
* How do the unrelated business income rules apply to fund-raisers?
* How does a charitable organization start a planned giving program?
* What are the important elements of the fund-raiser's contract?
* What are the contents of a typical charitable solicitation act?
* 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 nonprofit organizations face,

The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers is a powerful resource that every fund-raiser must have!

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The Basics: What Every Fund-Raiser Should Know About the Law.

Public Charity Status.

Tax Exemption Application.

Charitable Contribution Deduction Rules.

Planned Giving.

Unrelated Business Activities.

Fund-Raisers' Compensation.

Annual Information Returns.

State Law Regulation.