Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Blog

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Why Delaware – The most popular state for new businesses and new nonprofits

Whenever a client comes to us to start a new nonprofit, one of the first topics we discuss is where to incorporate the new organization. We often recommend incorporation in Delaware, regardless of where the nonprofit plans to operate. Here are a few reasons why. …

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Fundraising methods

FTC/NASCO Conference on Consumer Protection and Charitable Solicitation Highlights a Rapidly Evolving Landscape

On March 21st, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) hosted “Give and Take: Consumers, Contributions and Charity,” a conference exploring the intersection between consumer protection issues and charitable solicitations, with a focus on new and evolving fundraising …

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crowdfunding-platform

California Attorney General Issues Guidance on Charity Crowdfunding Platform Regulation

The rapid growth of online and social media fundraising activities has caught the attention of state charity regulators. Yet, very little guidance exists that helps businesses, particularly technology companies new to the charitable fundraising space, analyze their compliance obligations under state charitable solicitation laws. In …

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New Legal Developments Affect New York Organizations Using Independent Contractors

Yoga Instructors May Be Independent Contractors On October 25, 2016, in the Matter of Yoga Vida NYC,  a decision sure to have rippling effects through many industries, the New York State Court of Appeals–the highest court in New York State — ruled sensibly and logically, …

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