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Join Carter Ledyard and management consultants Plan A Advisors on a lively exploration of nonprofit boards and bylaws. This multi-part series will help nonprofit executives and board members consider revisions and amendments to make your bylaws more congruent with the way your nonprofit actually operates, improve governance, and ensure compliance with current law.

This series

Carter Ledyard and management consultants Plan A Advisors have launched a series of insights for nonprofit boards and bylaws. The first in this multi-part series aiming to help nonprofit executives and board members is an overview on how to consider revisions and amendments to make bylaws more congruent with the way the nonprofit actually operates,

On March 10, 2022, the Office of the New York Attorney General, Charities Bureau, submitted comments in response to IRS Notice 2021-56 (the “Notice”). The Notice, which was published on October 21, 2021, sets forth current standards that a limited liability company (“LLC”) must satisfy to be recognized as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal

On October 21, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) published Notice 2021-56. The Notice sets forth current standards that a limited liability company (“LLC”) must satisfy to receive a determination letter recognizing it as tax-exempt pursuant to sections 501(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).  While the IRS has provided

On November 8, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that permanently allows New York nonprofit corporations with members and religious corporations to hold virtual membership meetings, and nonprofit corporations to hold hybrid meetings in which some members participate virtually while others participate in person.

Prior to the passage of this legislation, Section 603

On Friday, November 12, Governor Hochul signed S4817A, repealing certain recently enacted amendments to N.Y. Exec. Law § 172-b that  (a) imposed duplicative and burdensome filing requirements on charitable organizations and (b) required public disclosure of previously confidential information about their donors.

Charities that were required to register and file an annual statement on

The National Association of State Charity Officials (“NASCO”) recently published the Survey of State Laws Governing Registration of Charities as of July 2021.  In general, prior to soliciting donations from the residents of any state, and, in some cases, simply by virtue of holding assets or conducting activities in a particular state, charities must register

Effective July 30, 2021, the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau has suspended its collection of Schedule B to IRS Form 990 while it reviews possible amendments to its forms, policies, or procedures that may be necessary in order to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta

On June 9, 2021, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act (the “Act”) which, if adopted, would revise current laws dictating the pace and transparency of resources flowing from private foundations and donor advised funds (“DAFs”) through a series of incentives and penalties. A joint press release

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, No. 19-251, consolidated with Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta, No. 19-255. The Court’s opinion is available here.

On July 1, 2021, the Supreme Court held (6-3) that California’s requirement that charities operating or fundraising in the state file Schedule B to their IRS Form 990, which discloses