The Second Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers. Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series

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  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Second to none in critical legal information for enhancing the results of charitable fund–raisers in the new millennium

As the competition for gifts grows increasingly intense in the new millennium, managers and fund–raisers for charitable organizations must learn how to work with tax and business law to optimize their return. Written by the leading legal authority on the law regulating charitable fund–raising, this companion to the indispensable First Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers provides more accessible approaches to understanding federal and state laws and offers additional solutions to enhance an organization’s wealth and effectiveness. Bruce Hopkins clearly explains to fund–raisers the pertinent aspects of the law, enabling them to dramatically increase funding without legal missteps. He also thoroughly details the steps needed to solve the fund–raiser’s most pressing legal headaches, including the troublesome intermediate sanctions rules, property valuation issues, the gift substantiation rules, disclosure requirements, estate planning, the securities and antitrust laws, IRS audits, and much more.

This book provides critical answers to fund–raisers’ questions such as:

  • How do the intermediate sanctions rules apply to fund–raisers?
  • What are the rules as to property valuation?
  • How do the gift substantiation and quid pro quo contributions rules work?
  • What disclosure rules apply?
  • What rules apply to auctions and other special events?
  • What should the fund–raiser know about estate planning?
  • How do the postal, securities, and antitrust laws apply?
  • How does the IRS audit fund–raising?
  • What are the major changes in the law since publication of The First Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers?

With its comprehensive coverage of the legal issues that charitable organizations engaging in fund–raising face, The Second Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers, combined with The First Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers, is a powerful resource and first–choice reading that every fund–raiser must have.

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Intermediate Sanctions.

Property Valuation.

Gift Substantiation.

Quid Pro Quo Contributions.

Auctions and Other Special Events.

Solicitation and Other Disclosures.

Estate Planning.

Postal Laws.

Securities and Antitrust Laws.

IRS Audits Perspective.

The First Legal Answer Book for Fund–Raisers: A Reprise.

Endnotes.

Index.
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BRUCE R. HOPKINS is the country′s leading authority on the law of tax–exempt organizations and a lawyer with the firm Polsinelli, White, Vardeman, and Shalton. He is the author of twelve books, including The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations; The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations; The Law of Tax–Exempt Organizations, Seventh Edition; The Law of Tax–Exempt Healthcare Organizations; The Law of Fund–Raising, Second Edition; Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance; Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Third Edition; and The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Second Edition, as well as the monthly newsletter The Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.
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