Nonprofit Law Matters

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Doing Right by the Projects: Fiscal Sponsorship after IHC

Posted in IRS, FTB & Attorney General Controversies, Nonprofit Governance & Ethics, Public Charities

Recent news in the nonprofit press about the reported collapse of International Humanities Center (IHC), a fiscal sponsor organization based in California, has raised real concerns in the philanthropic world.  Projects sponsored by IHC received correspondence from IHC indicating that it was unable to make disbursements in response to their check requests for money to… Continue Reading

Could Your Nonprofit Chapter Network Be a Franchise System?

Posted in Nonprofit Network Affiliations

Charities have many legal issues on their radars, but franchise law typically isn’t one of them.  Consequently, a Wisconsin case applying franchise law to a nonprofit surprised many in the sector.  Should you worry?  As described in the opinion, the local Girl Scouts chapter in Manitou, Wisconsin, like more than 300 other local Girl Scouts… Continue Reading