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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

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

What Licenses Do You Need to Start a Business? 6 Frequently Asked Questions

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 1, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

You’ve done your research and laid out your strategy, and the time is looking good for launching your business. So how do you make your vision a reality? Figuring out what steps you need to take and which regulations apply … Read more

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

How Technology Enhances the IRS Form 990 Filing Process

TaxBandits
Posted on September 24, 2018, by TaxBandits in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Traditional paper filing for Form 990 can take hours to complete – fortunately, modern technology has provided a simplified e-filing process for exempt and nonprofit organizations to save time, securely file taxes online, and transmit nonprofit tax returns directly to … Read more

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 10, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

In each state where your nonprofit is registered, you have numerous ongoing filing obligations, from annual reports to registered agent renewals to charitable solicitation registrations. Each state handles has different forms, deadlines, procedures, and administrative preferences for handling those requirements. … Read more

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 4, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

In every state where your business or nonprofit is registered to operate, you must appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other official state documents for your organization. A registered agent must have a physical address within … Read more

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