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Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

We’ve received many calls from clients asking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted by the European Parliament in 2016 and is set to take effect May 25, 2018. With expanded protections and a broader territorial scope … Read more

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Most state charitable solicitation registration renewals are due in some relation to the IRS Form 990 deadline. Because a copy of Form 990 is required in nearly every state to renew, aligning the deadlines makes sense, at least theoretically. 

Organizations, … Read more

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

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 your … Read more

Nine Ways That Compliance Affects Your Mission and Impact

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

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 that … Read more

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

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

Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

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 the … Read more

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

Posted on December 7, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Posted on November 20, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

Posted on November 7, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance.

 

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

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