Nonprofit Law and Governance for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470087897

ISBN-13: 9780470087893

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jill Gilbert Welytok, Daniel S. Welytok, Chuck Grassley

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Includes sample nonprofit bylaws and audit committee report Evaluate your governance structures and take the necessary steps to improve them Work for a nonprofit? Worried about meeting impending tax and finance standards? Have no fear - this friendly guide demystifies the process, giving you tips and strategies for adopting uniform standards under current governance and tax laws. Youll see how to protect your tax status and reassure donors and volunteers while staying true to your organizations mission. Comply with state laws and regulations Get and keep tax-exempt status Avoid lawsuits and other legal landmines Handle the media Anticipate future trends Understand the Sarbanes-Oxley act
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Jill Gilbert Welytok, JD, CPA, LLM, practices in the areas of corporate law, nonprofit law, and intellectual property. She is the founder of Absolute Technology Law Group, LLC ( She went to law school at DePaul University in Chicago, where she was on the Law Review, and picked up a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Marquette University in Wisconsin where she now lives. Ms. Welytok also has an LLM in Taxation from DePaul. She was formerly a tax consultant with the predecessor firm to Ernst & Young. She frequently speaks on nonprofit, corporate governance-taxation issues and will probably come to speak to your company or organization if you invite her. You may e-mail her with questions you have about Sarbanes-Oxley or anything else in this book at You can find updates to this book and ongoing information about SOX developments at the author's website located at S. Welytok, JD, LLM, is a partner in the business practice group of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., where he concentrates in the areas of taxation and business law. Dan advises clients on strategic planning, federal and state tax issues, transactional matters, and employee benefits. He represents clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities concerning audits, tax controversies, and offers in compromise. He has served in various leadership roles in the American Bar Association and as Great Lakes Area liaison with the IRS. He can be reached at

Nonprofits in the 21st Century
Defining and Scrutinizing the Nonprofit Sector
Regulating Nonprofits: Who's in Charge?
The State of the Nation's Nonprofits
The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofits
Starting Up and Staying True to the Mission
Getting Tax-Exempt Status
Paying Nonprofit Directors, Officers, Staff, and Volunteers
Structuring a Nonprofit to Meet Its Mission
Filing the Dreaded Form 990
The Responsibilities of the Board
Creating the Right Committee Structure
All About Audit Committees
Some Special Types of Nonprofits
Forming a Solid Foundation
Capitalizing on Cooperatives
Legal Landmines
Existing in a World of Sarbanes-Oxley
Some Sticky Accounting Issues That All Nonprofits Face
Communicating Comfortably with the IRS
The Part of Tens
More Than Ten Web Sites Every Nonprofit Should Visit
Ten Questions to Ask Before Agreeing to Join a Nonprofit Board
Ten Ways to Lose Tax-Exempt Status
Ten Tips for Dealing with the Media
Sample Nonprofit Bylaws
Sample Audit Committee Report
State Regulatory Authorities for Nonprofits
Selections from the Revised Model Nonprofit Corporation Act (1987)
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