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Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Gambling and nonprofit fundraising in California.” Our presenter is Jarhett Blonien. Nonprofits often use bingo, raffles, poker nights, and other gaming in fundraising, and employ sweepstakes and contests to generate interest in their programs. This program will provide an overview of the gambling laws in California as they apply to nonprofit organizations. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Donor-Advised Funds After Notice 2017-73.” Our presenter is Reynolds Cafferata of Rodrigues, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP. In late 2017, the IRS published Notice 2017-73 on donor-advised funds (DAFs). The notice provided interim guidance on use of DAFs to satisfy donor pledges, and sought comments on a number of DAF issues that are expected to be addressed when regulatory guidance is eventually published for Sections 4966 and 4967 of the Internal Revenue Code. The program will discuss both the content of Notice 2017-73 and how charities that sponsor DAFs are responding to it. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “California Campaign Finance Rules for Multipurpose Organizations.” Our presenter is Emily A. Andrews of Olson, Hagel & Fishburn. Under the California Political Reform Act, a “multipurpose organization” is a nonprofit organization that operates for purposes other than supporting or opposing California state or local ballot measures or candidates. Multipurpose organizations are required to register and report as “political committees” if they raise or spend money beyond certain safe harbor thresholds for either ballot measure advocacy, or to support or oppose candidates. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Update on Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Organizations.” Our presenter is Zenaida Espanola, Acting Chief Appraiser at the Los Angeles County Assessor. The meeting will 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 “The Forever Tax: IRS Trust Fund Penalties.” Our presenter is Kneave Riggall, Attorney/Certified Tax Law Specialist. This presentation will discuss the dire consequences of being a "responsible person" when employment taxes are not paid over to the IRS. Read more
The Consumer Financial Services Committee will be holding a meeting on Thursday, July 18, from 11:30 to 12:30. The dial-in number is (855) 520-7605 and conference code is 9085 062 381#. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Blockchain 101: An Introduction to Blockchain Technology, Industry, and Regulation for Attorneys.” Our presenter is Michael J. Fluhr, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. This presentation will include a basic explanation of blockchain and cryptocurrency fundamentals, how different industries use this technology, and how the government regulates it. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “California Sales and Use Tax Issues for Nonprofit Organizations.” Our presenter is William H. Gorrod, Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster LLP. The meeting will be held jointly with the Tax Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section. This presentation will address California sales and use tax issues impacting nonprofit organizations, including 1) nexus requirements; 2) sales by nonprofit organizations; and 3) purchases by nonprofit organizations. Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Recent Developments at the California Franchise Tax Board 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. This presentation will discuss the following topics: Read more
Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic of “Recent Developments at the California Franchise Tax Board 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

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