Nonprofit Law Matters

Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do’s & Don’ts: Public Charities in an Election Year

Posted in Public Charities, Tax Treatment of Lobbying & Political Activities

You’re a public charity.  Maybe you’re brand new; or maybe you’ve existed for years but suddenly have an issue your constituents need to know about on the ballot this year.  Maybe one of your Board members is a candidate for elective office.  Maybe you’d like to host a debate.  Maybe you want to register your… Continue Reading

Goodbye Flexible Purpose Corporation, Hello Social Purpose Corporation: Governor Brown Signs S.B. 1301

Posted in Social Enterprise

On September 27, Governor Brown signed into law an amendment to the Corporate Flexibility Act of 2011, which had established the flexible purpose corporation (“FPC”) as a hybrid corporate form then unique to California.  The amendment, S.B. 1301, changes existing law (found under Corporations Code Sections 2500-3503) to emphasize the social-purpose nature of the FPC,… Continue Reading

South Carolina Creates New Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers; Deadline Tomorrow (October 4, 2014) for Commercial Co-Venturers Currently Running Solicitation Campaigns

Posted in Public Charities, Revenue Generating Activities

Earlier this year, South Carolina enacted House Bill 3367 (H. 3367), a bill aimed at addressing concerns of the community and enforcement issues with the state’s Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act (the “Act”). H. 3367 amended the Act, including adding new requirements for commercial co-venturers. As of March 13, 2014, the effective date of H…. Continue Reading