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Updates from the Business Law Nonprofit Organizations Committee

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Updates by the California Attorney General’s Office.” Read more
The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation "Navigating the New Normal: Legal Considerations for Nonprofits During the Pandemic" by Corinne Gartner, Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler LLP. Read more
The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation of "Gift Acceptance Policies: Why, When, What, How, and Who" by Barbara Rhomberg. Read more
This presentation will cover some basics regarding trademark process and procedure, along with specific issues non-profits regularly face such as issues of descriptiveness and licensing. Read more
This session will address Internal Revenue Service audits (examinations) of nonprofits, including the “new” data-driven approach to selecting which Forms 990 will be audited, new procedures being utilized by the IRS during the course of an audit, how the IRS enforcement team has reacted to the global pandemic, and war stories related to IRS audits of nonprofits. Read more
With the growth of the cannabis industry, many charities are being approached to accept cash and in-kind donations from cannabis businesses. This one-hour zoom presentation will discuss whether charities risk their tax exemption if they accept such gifts. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a Zoom presentation on how nonprofit can provide disaster relief to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will cover disaster relief grants, including to for-profit businesses; proper handling of direct disaster relief to individuals; and design of compliant employer-sponsored charitable disaster relief funds. Read more
This e-bulletin describes a new publication created by the Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Section: “Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This publication’s goal is to inform nonprofit corporations of the California laws that allow them to fulfill some of their governance obligations remotely to adhere to social distancing requirements. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “California Franchise Tax Board Update For Nonprofit Organizations.” Our presenter is Audrey Rowe, Exempt Organizations Unit, Franchise Tax Board Business Entities Section. The meeting will be held jointly with the Tax Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “New Form 1023: Preparation and Technical Matters.” Our presenter is Louis Michelson. As of January 31, 2020 the IRS requires that Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 201(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, be completed and submitted through Pay.gov, although there is a 90 grace period during which the IRS will accept paper versions of Form 1023. Read more

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