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The second legal answer book for nonprofit organizations
Hopkins, Bruce R.
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley & Sons, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 303 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Legal answer book for nonprofit organizations. 1996.
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KF1388.Z9 H67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Even more concise, authoritative answers to questions concerning the business, tax, legal, and fund-raising practices of nonprofit organizations

The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations

Tailored exclusively to aid nonprofit managers and their professional advisers, this comprehensive reference presents--in plain English--guidance on the latest trends and developments in nonprofit law today. Nonprofit executives will appreciate the question-and-answer format and real-world, workable solutions, to some of the key challenges facing nonprofit organizations, including intermediate sanctions, the competition and commerciality doctrines, partnerships and joint ventures, private foundation rules, disclosure and distribution rules, annual report requirements, and much more.

Written by one of today's leading legal authorities on tax-exempt organizations, this book is a useful guide to understanding areas of statutes, regulations, and other laws governing tax-exempt organizations. Periodic updates will keep readers informed of the current statutes and regulations in the nonprofit sector, and citations will guide readers to more detailed references. Nonprofit executives, board members, fund-raising professionals, lawyers, and accountants will find The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations to be an indispensable resource.

Author Notes

BRUCE R. HOPKINS is one of the country's leading authorities on tax-exempt organizations and a lawyer with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman, and Shalton. He is the author of eleven books, including The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations; The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Seventh Edition; The Law of Fund-Raising; Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance; The Legal Guide to Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization; and The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, as well as the newsletter, The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Intermediate Sanctions
Competition and Commerciality
Partnerships and Joint Ventures
Acquiring Tax-Exempt Status
Membership Associations
Social Welfare Organizations
Social Clubs
Political Organizations
Private Foundation Rules
Ownership of Interests in Business Enterprises
Annual Return Preparation--In General
Annual Return Preparation--Special Considerations
Disclosure and Distribution Rules