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Nonprofit Law & Governance For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-08789-3
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364 pages
May 2007
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Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Nonprofits in the 21st Century.

Chapter 1: Defining and Scrutinizing the Nonprofit Sector.

Chapter 2: Regulating Nonprofits: Who’s in Charge?

Chapter 3: The State of the Nation’s Nonprofits.

Part II: The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofits.

Chapter 4: Starting Up and Staying True to the Mission.

Chapter 5: Getting Tax-Exempt Status.

Chapter 6: Paying Nonprofit Directors, Officers, Staff, and Volunteers.

Part III: Structuring a Nonprofit to Meet Its Mission.

Chapter 7: Filing the Dreaded Form 990.

Chapter 8: The Responsibilities of the Board.

Chapter 9: Creating the Right Committee Structure.

Chapter 10: All About Audit Committees.

Part IV: Some Special Types of Nonprofits.

Chapter 11: Forming a Solid Foundation.

Chapter 12: Capitalizing on Cooperatives.

Part V: Legal Landmines.

Chapter 13: Existing in a World of Sarbanes-Oxley.

Chapter 14: Some Sticky Accounting Issues That All Nonprofits Face.

Chapter 15: Communicating Comfortably with the IRS.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: More Than Ten Web Sites Every Nonprofit Should Visit.

Chapter 17: Ten Questions to Ask Before Agreeing to Join a Nonprofit Board.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Lose Tax-Exempt Status.

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Dealing with the Media.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Sample Nonprofit Bylaws.

Appendix B: Sample Audit Committee Report.

Appendix C: State Regulatory Authorities for Nonprofits.

Appendix D: Selections from the Revised Model Nonprofit Corporation Act (1987).

Index.

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