Practice Areas


Legal Services for Nonprofit and Tax-exempt Organizations

Caritas Law Group regularly serves as outside general counsel to tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations. We also represent donors with respect to significant gifts, and socially responsible companies with respect to cause-marketing arrangements and corporate giving strategies.

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  • Why Start a Private Foundation?

    With the popularity and ease of donor advised funds, why do some donors still choose to start a private foundation to conduct their charitable giving? Private foundations are different from other types of charitable organizations because they receive “private” funding. Their funding comes from one donor, one family, one company, or any other small group … Why Start a Private Foundation? Read More »

  • Providing Acknowledgements for Nonprofit Event Sponsorship

    Nonprofit sponsorships are common but the correct way to provide acknowledgements for nonprofit event sponsorship is not well understood. Fundraising galas, breakfasts, golf tournaments, and similar events attract sponsors who may underwrite the event and provide a significant charitable gift. What distinguishes sponsorships from foundation grants and individual donations are the benefits provided to the … Providing Acknowledgements for Nonprofit Event Sponsorship Read More »

  • Non-Board Members on Board Committees

    In the majority of nonprofit organizations, Board members are unpaid volunteers. They are often selected to serve because of their professional skills and prominence in the community. While these traits make them attractive Board members, a resulting challenge is often that their available time is limited. Since Board members have fiduciary obligations to the organization … Non-Board Members on Board Committees Read More »