Hopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionary. Wiley Nonprofit Law, Finance and Management Series

  • ID: 3089672
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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In the nonprofit arena, organizations and people are driven by a mission to create positive change, and yet we are often diverted from that goal by the burden of government regulation and enforcement. The Bruce R. Hopkins′ Nonprofit Law Dictionary is a welcome source of relief, bringing simplicity to the muddled world of legal and tax code. For both law professionals and others working in tax–exempt environments, the labyrinth of cross–references and specialized phrases is difficult and time consuming to navigate. In this new and comprehensive work from respected nonprofit law expert Bruce Hopkins, all the relevant legal terms are defined and interpreted with time–saving clarity.

Keeping up with changes to statues, court rulings, and government forms is another resource–intensive activity that diverts valuable resources away from nonprofit programs and initiatives. Over the course of a 45–year career in nonprofit law, Bruce Hopkins has become intimately familiar with the constantly shifting nature of nonprofit law. He is highly respected for his ability to keep up with this never–ending tide of change, and an annual supplement to the Nonprofit Law Dictionary will keep readers informed of the most current information.

Anything that makes it easier to comply with federal regulations and tax requirements is welcome. This is especially true for organizations with complex tax status. This dictionary eases the load and will be of great interest to anyone involved in tax–exempt operations or management, including board and staff members. In addition, readers of books or periodicals related to tax–exempt organizations will want to have this book ready at hand for unknown words and phrases. The Bruce R. Hopkins′ Nonprofit Law Dictionary is a wonderful source to other information as well—each alphabetically organized definition points to external resources where interested readers can obtain further information on crucial legal concepts.

Bruce Hopkins is the author of more than 40 titles on tax–exempt law topics, and his deep knowledge of the field is widely sought after. Now his extraordinarily lucid interpretations of important rules and concepts are available in one convenient reference volume. With its many practical uses, the Nonprofit Law Dictionary has a home on the shelves of every nonprofit and law library.

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Preface vii

How to Use This Dictionary ix

A 1

B 41

C 56

D 101

E 127

F 148

G 186

H 199

I 206

J 233

K 237

L 238

M 256

N 270

O 284

P 294

Q 338

R 349

S 374

T 418

U 441

V 450

W 457

X 464

Y 465

Z 467

About the Author 469

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BRUCE R. HOPKINS is a leading authority on the law of tax–exempt organizations. He is a principal in Bruce R. Hopkins Law Firm, LLC in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hopkins is the author or co–author of more than 40 books, including The Law of Tax–Exempt Organizations and Nonprofit Law Made Easy. In 2007, he received the Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association.

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