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The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers

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The First Legal Answer Book for Fund-Raisers

Bruce R. Hopkins

ISBN: 978-0-471-35619-6 March 2000 288 Pages

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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!

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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.

Endnotes.

Index.