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Last Minute Uncertainty for Registered Charities Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Canadian registered charities seeking to comply with Canada’s new anti-spam law (CASL) recently received some disappointing news. CASL is a very complex law and many important issues remain ambiguous and uncertain. Several...more

Internet Fundraising for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The IRS recently released an Information Letter, written in response to a congressman’s inquiry about an unidentified charity’s unidentified practices, confirming that Section 501(c)(3) organizations may use the internet to...more

State Regulation of Nonprofit Organizations: Everything You Need to Know about Required State Filings for Your Nonprofit...

In This Presentation: - Incorporation/Annual Corporate Reporting - Foreign Corporation Authorization/Reporting - State Tax - Registration and Reporting - Charitable Solicitation...more

EXCLUSIVE: Florida’s top sweepstakes regulator discusses recent changes to Florida’s game promotion statute

Effective April 10, 2013, the state of Florida made changes to its Game Promotion Statute. The changes were made partly in response to the state’s recent ban of so-called Internet sweepstakes cafes....more

Form PC Revisions and Other Areas of Focus on Charities – A Summary of Remarks by Mary Beckman, Non-Profit Organizations/Public...

Forthcoming revisions to Form PC, examining new forms of solicitation using social media, and newly proposed legislation regarding director compensation were topics covered by Mary Beckman, Chief of the Massachusetts Attorney...more

DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. Did It Matter in 2012? by Claudia A. Hrvatin

On September 18, 2012, in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a March 30th ruling of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia...more

How Nonprofits Can Raise Money and Awareness Through Campaigns Without Raising Legal Risk

In this presentation: - Charitable Solicitation Requirements Overview - Regulatory Update - Social Media Implications - Raffles/Sweepstakes - Promotions Through Social Media - Mobile...more

Groups Sponsoring Electioneering Communications Must Disclose All Donors Pending Appeal of District Court Order

Advocacy groups and trade associations that fund political advertisements may be compelled to make heightened donor disclosures as a result of recent litigation. The expanded disclosure requirements apply to “electioneering...more

All About UBIT: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

In this presentation: - What is Unrelated Business Income? - UBIT Exceptions: Qualified Sponsorship Income - UBIT Exceptions: Royalty Income - Cause-Related Marketing Please see full...more

Protecting and Licensing Nonprofit Trademarks: Key Trademark and Tax Law Issues

Trademarks Have Come of Age..... Every Nonprofit Has Brands to Protect..... The Rise in Legal Battles Among Nonprofits Over Trademarks..... Clearing Trademarks: Selection and How to Work with Marketing...more

Sponsorships, Advertising, Endorsements and Cause Marketing: Understanding Critical UBIT Issues for Nonprofits

What is Unrelated Business Income? - What is unrelated business income? - What is excluded from unrelated business income? - Explanation of specific UBI exceptions ---–Sponsorship income –---Licensing...more

Star Power: Celebrity involvement in charitable causes raises both tax and business affairs issues

THE PARTICIPATION OF CELEBRITIES in charitable causes is rooted in tradition and increasingly apparent in a variety of venues. When those who are famous for their achievements in the arts, entertainment, media, or sports...more

Assessing Control of the Noncommercial Broadcaster - FCC Looks to Board of Directors

How do you determine who is control of a noncommercial broadcaster governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors? That question was addressed in a recent FCC decision, dismissing an application for a new noncommercial FM...more

A Collection of Venable's Nonprofit Legal Articles and Presentations from the First Quarter of 2011

As we have done previously (click here for our first quarter 2010 Nonprofit Alert, click here for our second quarter 2010 Nonprofit Alert, and click here for our third and fourth quarters 2010 Nonprofit Alerts), Venable's...more

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