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Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Have Business Name, Will Travel: Navigating State Name Requirements

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on December 12, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

What’s in a name? When it comes to businesses, a lot more than you might think. From use of surnames to suffixes to punctuation, each state spells out, literally, its own particular set of naming requirements. Businesses that want to … Read more

Employee Spotlight – Meet Warren Harmon

Employee Spotlight – Meet Warren Harmon

Employee Spotlight – Meet Warren Harmon

Reagan Lehman
Posted on December 10, 2018, by Reagan Lehman in Company Culture.

In this series, we highlight a valued member of the Harbor Compliance team. Get to know Warren Harmon, Account Manager, as he shares what he does to help nonprofits stay compliant, one thing he’s willing to splurge on, and what … Read more

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez

It’s exciting to take on a new challenge and expand your horizons. But it’s a rare person who can get excited about handling the government paperwork that comes along with those ambitious plans—the licenses you need to launch a line

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reagan Lehman
Posted on November 21, 2018, by Reagan Lehman in Company Culture.
We’re thankful for the businesses and nonprofits that entrust their compliance and good standing to us. At our recent Thanksgiving celebration, employees expressed thanks for clients who are a pleasure to work with, partners who help us grow and spread … Read more

Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Get Ready for a Compliant Giving Tuesday and Year-End Fundraising

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 15, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

Seven years ago the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact and the 92nd Street Y sensed that there should be more to kick off the holiday season than turkey leftovers and Black Friday bargains, and #GivingTuesdayRead more

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Conversion & Domestication: Changing an Entity’s Structure or Home State

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 14, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

As organizations grow, what worked in the past doesn’t always fit with present needs or future plans. Maybe it’s a name that no longer adequately describes what they do, or revenue has grown to the point where a new structure … Read more

Meet Sherry Amspacher, Corporate Filing Guru

Meet Sherry Amspacher, Corporate Filing Guru

Meet Sherry Amspacher, Corporate Filing Guru

Reagan Lehman
Posted on November 12, 2018, by Reagan Lehman in Company Culture.

This is the first article in a series highlighting a valued member of the Harbor Compliance team. Get to know Sherry Amspacher, Compliance Specialist and Team Lead in our corporate filings department, as she shares some thoughts on the challenges … Read more

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

6 Fundraising Activities That Trigger Special Requirements

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 31, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Raffling a quilt? Working on a grant application? Hiring a consultant to work on a new email campaign? When you’re looking for creative new ways to reach out and drive support for your mission, regulatory due diligence is generally not … Read more

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Spooked by Corporate Licensing? 10 Frightful Filing Traps and How to Avoid Them

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 30, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Many of the people at the licensing boards and other authorities we deal with every day work hard to make licensure and corporate filings run smoothly. Still, hidden within the labyrinth of 150,000 licensing agencies, each with its own set … Read more

Changing Your Nonprofit’s Address: A Comprehensive Guide

Changing Your Nonprofit’s Address: A Comprehensive Guide

Changing Your Nonprofit’s Address: A Comprehensive Guide

James Gilmer
Posted on October 8, 2018, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

Moving is never fun. And when it’s your nonprofit that’s moving, the process is even more taxing. Failure to change an address or doing so in the wrong way may seem like a simple oversight, but can have significant implications … Read more

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