Harbor Compliance Blog

Popular Categories

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

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

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

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on December 7, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez 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

James Gilmer
Posted on November 20, 2017, by James Gilmer 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

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 20, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Industry News.

For companies in highly regulated industries, licensing brings to mind stress, frustration, delays, and expense. Many business leaders aren’t looking for a return on their licensing spend—they’re just hoping to minimize the damages. But regulatory requirements shouldn’t be a drain … 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

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 7, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez 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

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

Tim Sarrantonio
Posted on November 2, 2017, by Tim Sarrantonio in Nonprofit Startup.

I’ve assisted in founding two nonprofits, helping fill out Form 1023 to get the ball rolling with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The last organization I assisted was the Chicago Brewseum, which is looking to build the most comprehensive … Read more

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 2, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

For many companies, regulatory compliance is like a puzzle worked on piece by piece―a license here, annual reports there, different registered agents throughout each state. But there’s a simpler, more effective way to manage those tasks. Through Harbor Compliance, you … Read more

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 25, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 19, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

The path to meeting regulatory requirements isn’t always a clear or easy one. For small nonprofits, just finding out what state and federal regulations apply to their operations can be a challenge. As nonprofits grow, keeping up with charitable solicitation … Read more

Nevada Changes Business License and Reporting Requirements

James Gilmer
Posted on October 11, 2017, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Nevada legislature recently made several changes to licensing and reporting requirements affecting businesses and nonprofits. Following is a brief summary of the changes.

Incorporation Documents

Effective October 1, 2017, Nevada businesses must submit an initial list of officers/directors or … Read more

© 2012 - 2019 Harbor Compliance. All rights reserved. Harbor Compliance is not an accounting or law firm and does not provide tax, financial, or legal advice.