The Law of Fundraising, 3e
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Completely updated and expanded, this Third Edition of The Law of Fundraisingis the ONLY book to tackle the increasingly complex maze of federal and state fundraising regulations. Written by one of the country's few legal experts on fundraising laws pertaining to tax-exempt organizations, this comprehensive reference details federal and state laws with an emphasis on administrative, tax, and constitutional law. Exploring compliance issues, prospective laws, and regulatory trends, this authoritative resource also provides you with summaries of each state's Charitable Contribution Solicitation Act, the most important regulation impacting fundraising practice and professionals within each state.

This essential guide is filled with a wealth of tables of cases, IRS rulings and pronouncements, an IRS checklist for monitoring charitable fundraising, and sample IRS forms. In addition, The Law of Fundraisingis supplemented annually to keep you on top of all of the latest nonprofit and fundraising legal developments.


Chapter One: Government Regulation of Fundraising for Charity: Origins and the Contemporary Climate.

Chapter Two: Anatomy of Charitable Fundraising.

Chapter Three: States' Charitable Solicitation Acts.

Chapter Four: State Regulation of Fundraising: Legal Issues.

Chapter Five: Federal Regulation of Fundraising.

Chapter Six: Prospective Federal Regulation of Fundraising: Proposals and Issues.

Chapter Seven: Overviews, Perspectives, and Commentaries.

Chapter Eight: Standards Enforcement by Watchdog Agencies.

Appendix A: Sources of the Law.

Appendix B: IRS Form 1023: Application for Recognition of Tax Exemption.

Appendix C: IRS Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax.

Appendix D: Inflation-Adjusted Insubstantiality Threshold--$50 Test.

Appendix E: Inflation-Adjusted Insubstantiality Threshold--$25 Test.

Appendix F: Inflation-Adjusted Low-Cost Article Definition.

Table of Cases.

Table of IRS Pronouncements.

Table of Cases Discussed in the The Nonprofit Counsel.

Table of Private Letter Rulings and Technical Advice Memoranda Discussed in The Nonprofit Counsel.



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