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Directors of nonprofit held financially liable for relying on incompetent officers and lack of oversight
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2015

In a striking decision earlier this year, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury's findings of liability for breach of fiduciary duties and

Active overseas? What every nonprofit needs to know and do to minimize the risk of terrorist financing
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

If your nonprofit operates outside the United States, you now have additional reasons to worry about your organization being associated with - and

Charitable collections licences
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Australia
  • March 9 2015

Organisations seeking to raise funds or collect goods from the public for charitable purposes in Western Australia are required to have the authority

When it comes to “volunteer” workers, no good deed goes unpunished
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2015

It is that fun time for New Year’s resolutions. Right up there with promises to go to the gym and to try to get along with one’s in-laws, many will

Federal grant & contract news for nonprofits - October 2014
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2014

October 2014 saw several court decisions with notable implications for federal nonprofit grant recipients. After a federal judge dismissed his False

IRS Exempt Organization Newsletter 2014-21
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2015

On December 11, the IRS released its Exempt Organization Newsletter, Issue Number 2014-20. IRS issues final regulations on new requirements for

Can a political purpose also be a charitable purpose? Perspectives on the impact of Re Greenpeace of New Zealand Inc. in Canada
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2014

A number of Canadian charities have recently come under scrutiny by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regarding their charitable status. In Canada, a

Why the absence of global charity headquarters in Canada?
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 30 2014

Canadians like to think of themselves as both internationally-minded people and as coming from a tradition of humanitarian action. However, few stop

Maximizing retirement assets
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2015

A growing proportion of wealth is held in retirement vehicles, such as 401(k), IRA, and 403(b) accounts. To maximize the tax and creditor protection

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: upcoming deadlines for not-for-profit organizations
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 21 2014

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "AODA") and its associated regulations set out specific standards that employers and