Starting a Nonprofit Organization

  • Choosing between Incorporation, Formation and Fiscal Sponsorship options
  • Governance: Board relations and organizational structure
  • Regulatory compliance and annual reporting

Keeping your organization’s nonprofit status

Providing advice and counsel to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Charitable organizations, private foundations, operating foundations, and supporting organizations on key legal topics:

  • Obtaining and keeping tax-exempt status
  • Advocacy, lobbying, and political activities
  • Permissible Fundraising practices: Grants, Corporate Sponsorships, Charitable gifts, contributions, and deductibility
  • Social Enterprise vs. Taxation of unrelated business income
  • Stewardship: Donor acknowledgement requirements, reporting, and IRS Form 990, Public charity support tests and qualification

Expanding your organizational impact, legally:

  • Partnerships, joint proposals, and Memorandums of Understanding
  • Strategic planning
  • Contracts for independent contractors, vendors, and consultants