Nonprofit Governance Law, Practices, and Trends

ISBN-10: 0470358041

ISBN-13: 9780470358047

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bruce R. Hopkins, Virginia R. Gross

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The fundamentals of law pertaining to the boards of directors of tax-exempt organizations are largely the subject of state nonprofit corporation acts. Nonprofit Organizations Governance provides in-depth coverage and explanation of the law, practices, and trends in this volatile area. Coverage includes state law fundamentals, board members: responsibilities and liability, nonprofit governance principles, nonprofit governance issues, the legal audit, and much more. Additionally, detailed documentation and citations are provided. Nonprofit executives, officers, attorneys, members of boards of directors, and consultants will benefit from this book.
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List price: $99.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Book Citations
Federal and State Law Fundamentals
State Law Overview
Formation of Organization
Board of Directors Basics
Principles of Fiduciary Responsibility
Duties of Directors
Board Composition and Federal Tax Law
Board Members: Responsibilities and Liability
Board of Directors Governance Principles
Role of Officers
Key Employees
Management Companies
Board Member Responsibilities
Protections Against Personal Liability
Minimizing Board Member Legal Liability
Nonprofit Organizations Governance Principles
Governance Philosophy in General
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Watchdog Agencies' Standards
California Integrity Act
Senate Finance Committee Staff Paper
Treasury Department's Voluntary Best Practices
Committee for Purchase Proposed Best Practices
Panel on Nonprofit Sector Recommendations
Boards of Exempt Credit Counseling Organizations
IRS Draft of Good Governance Principles
American National Red Cross Governance Modernization Act Principles
Panel on Nonprofit Sector Good Governance Principles
Redesigned IRS Annual Information Return (Form 990)
IRS LifeCycle Educational Tool Principles
Governance and the Redesigned Form 990
Governing Body and Management
Nonprofit Governance Issues
Perspectives on Nonprofit Governance
Governing Board Size
Governing Board Composition
Role of Governing Board
Organization Effectiveness and Evaluation
Board Effectiveness and Evaluation
Frequency of Board Meetings
Term Limits
Board Member Compensation
Audit Committees
Other Committees
Compliance with Law
Categories of Expenditures
Disclosures to Public
Mission Statements
Codes of Ethics
Conflict-of-Interest Policies
Whistleblower Policies
Document Retention and Destruction Policies
Fundraising Practices
Role of IRS in Governance
Policies and Procedures for Good Governance
Source of Policies
IRS Focus on Policies and Procedures
Discussion of Specific Policies and Procedures
Colleges and Universities
Other Policies
Nonprofits in the Spotlight: Governance Case Studies
The American National Red Cross
The Smithsonian Institution
American University
J. Paul Getty Trust
University-Affiliated Medical Centers
Lessons Learned
Law for Nonprofit Board Members: A Primer
Nonprofit Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations
Categories of Tax-Exempt Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations Law Basics
Legislative Activities Law
Political Activities Law
Public Charities and Private Foundations
Reporting Rules
Disclosure Rules
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