Nonprofit Compliance


Ask the Specialist: What Does It Take to Operate in a New State?

Ask the Specialist: What Does It Take to Operate in a New State?

 

When you want to expand your operations beyond your home state of incorporation, one of the first steps you’ll need to complete is registering as an out-of-state or “foreign” entity, a process called foreign qualification. Generally, this involves registering … Read more >>



Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

 

Wherever businesses and nonprofits are registered, they are required to file reports with the secretary of state to confirm basic information about their organization. The reports themselves are not all that complex, designed simply to ensure that states have … Read more >>



Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

Donations and grants are far more than financial transactions. Every dollar you receive is an affirmation, a vote for change, an investment in a shared passion from a like-minded partner. That’s why trust is so important in the nonprofit sector.… Read more >>



Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

We’re hearing from more and more companies that want to partner with nonprofits in cause marketing campaigns. Also known as commercial co-ventures, these partnerships can help both parties build their brands and enhance their effectiveness. Many prospective co-venturers don’t realize … Read more >>



Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Meeting state requirements is about to get a little easier for nonprofits operating in Pennsylvania, thanks to two measures recently approved by Governor Tom Wolf. Acts 71 and 72 of 2017, signed into law December 22, relax fundraising and financial … Read more >>



Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

> Posted on January 15th, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.
Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

In every state where you register a business or nonprofit entity, you must appoint a registered agent to receive legal documents. Of all the tasks required to enter a new state, choosing a registered agent may seem like one of … Read more >>



What Good Standing Really Means

> Posted on December 7th, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.
What Good Standing Really Means

Demonstrating your organization’s good standing is a normal part of doing business. Whenever you open a bank account, expand into new states, or apply for a license, a certificate of good standing is usually part of the required paperwork. The … Read more >>



Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

> Posted on November 20th, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

When you need more time, energy, or boots on the ground to realize your fundraising goals, bringing in a fundraising counsel or professional solicitor can provide welcome reinforcement. Yet hiring outside fundraising help imposes specific charitable solicitation registration requirements on … Read more >>



Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

> Posted on November 7th, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.
Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

 

November is a big month for renewing charitable solicitation registrations. If your fiscal year ends June 30, your IRS Form 990 is due November 15, along with renewals in 13 states. If you’re on a calendar year, … Read more >>



Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

If your nonprofit raises funds, charitable solicitation registration is central to your success, opening the door to grant and outreach opportunities and publicly demonstrating your commitment to good stewardship. In addition, meeting fundraising requirements is a primary duty of directors … Read more >>