Nonprofit Law Simplified


We serve nonprofits of all types and sizes, offering creative legal advice grounded in over 20 years of specialized experience in nonprofit law.

In addition to serving a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, our clients also include donors making significant or complex gifts, businesses forming foundations for cause-marketing campaigns, and nonprofit founders considering the best philanthropic vehicle to meet their needs.

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Free Guides for your Nonprofit Organization

CharityLawyer Blog offers plain language explanations of complex nonprofit law concepts, discussions of current events and links to valuable resources for nonprofits.


  • Understanding Types of Nonprofit Board Meetings

    Regular, Special, Annual, Organizational – to the new nonprofit director, the various types of nonprofit board meetings can be confusing. Not all nonprofit board meetings are alike. Board members are sometimes unaware that state law and corporate bylaws provide for different types of meetings—often with different requirements and purposes. Understanding the different types of nonprofit board

  • The Difference Between Fiscal Sponsorship and Fiscal Agency (and Why It Matters)

    Fiscal sponsorships are a popular way for new nonprofit organizations or temporary projects to attract tax-deductible donations or secure grants that require 501(c)(3) status. However, the IRS has specific requirements that must be met to qualify as a fiscal sponsorship. That’s why organizations need to understand the difference between fiscal sponsorship and fiscal agency so that

  • 5 Risks of Third-Party Fundraisers

    Third-party fundraisers are events run by individuals, businesses, community groups, schools, or organizations to raise money or goods for a nonprofit. Activities can range from hosting a table at a community event, a restaurant night, marathons, and more.  Fundraising is essential to the success of nonprofit organizations. Yet, this regulated activity should be done with