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Legal Strategies For Nonprofit Meetings During COVID-19...

Due to the complete unforeseen and devastating effects of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are facing incredibly tough decisions right now regarding upcoming and long-scheduled conferences and meetings in the United States and around the world. Even for those organizations with meetings slated for the next month or two, while most do not believe […]

5 Risk Tips To Reduce Board Liability...

Being on a board connotes status. Board members help solve community issues. Board members help senior managers at organizations take risks. It’s that last thing that can get them sued. Follow the tips below to manage the risk of board liability and reduce the exposure of board members to legal claims and judgments, according to […]

California would be first state law to reach DAFs...

The explosive growth of donor advised funds (DAFs) has been widely reported in both popular and trade media. The National Philanthropic Trust reports, using 2018 data, $37 billion in gifts to sponsoring organizations and $23 billion in grants from sponsors to public 501(c)(3) charities, amounting to 13 percent of all individual giving. Mid-level and major […]

Prison Time For Donations Theft...

The former chief executive at United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC) was sentenced to 51 months in prison for stealing $650,000 from the organization. The thefts, in part, resulted in the chapter going under and closing. Guyland W. Thompson, 65, who was a mayor of Milton, Fla., for 20 years and affiliated with the […]

PayPal Agrees To More Donation Disclosures...

PayPal has agreed to additional disclosures around its charitable giving fund as part of a settlement with nearly two dozen state charity officials. It also agreed to pay $200,000 toward education and regulatory efforts. The 12-page settlement was signed yesterday, almost three years after the lawsuit was filed. New York Attorney General Letitia James, co-chair […]

The Winds of Change...

Regulation, taxes and donors all in the danger zone One of my favorite songs is “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story: “Could it be, yes it could. Something’s coming, something good.” For the nonprofit sector, something is coming, but it definitely won’t all be good. And, note that the fellow, “Tony,” singing ends up dead. […]

Two Patient Charities To Pay $6 Million Settlement...

Two nonprofits that provide co-payment assistance to patients will pay a combined $6 million as part of a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts. Good Days, formerly called Chronic Disease Fund, and Patient Access Network Foundation (PANF) have agreed to pay $2 million and $4 million, respectively, to resolve allegations that they violated […]

United Way Official Charged in Alleged Theft...

The former executive director of the Clinton County United Way in Mill Hall, Pa., is out on $25,000 bail after being charged with unlawful taking, theft by deception, access device fraud and receiving stolen property. Maria Garlick, 54, is accused of stealing more than $22,000 from the nonprofit. She was executive director from March 2018 […]

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Charity Theft...

A former Aurora, Colo., police officer pleaded guilty to theft of money from a charity for orphans. Roland Albert was charged with stealing just short of $80,000 from the Aurora Police Orphans Fund ($71,147) and the Brotherhood of the Fallen ($7,753). He was treasurer for both of the charity funds. Albert was arrested in Orlando, […]

Protecting Intellectual Property And Creatives...

It used to be called plagiarism but now it is considered theft. Nonprofits need to ensure what they put out in newsletters and on website is original material. Leaders must also ensure that original material is not being swiped by others. As Peri H. Pakroo points out in her book “Starting and Building a Nonprofit,” […]