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  • Voting by Unanimous Written Consent

    Occasionally, urgent board action is required yet it is not possible or practical to have the board meet in person or even over the telephone. In these cases, most states permit the board members to conduct official business by signing a unanimous written consent.

  • Taking Over An Existing Nonprofit

    Often prospective clients call us wanting to know whether we know of any dormant nonprofits that are going out of business that they could take over. The idea is that taking over an existing entity avoids the hassle and expense of incorporation, creating a governance structure and obtaining tax-exempt status for a brand new entity. Presumably, a new board of directors would be substituted in place of the old board and new officers would be elected.

  • Charitable Gambling in Arizona

    Charitable Gambling in Arizona is a popular fundraising tool. However, charitable gaming in Arizona can easily violate Arizona’s gaming laws. Nonprofit organizations can raise money in a number of ways, including conducting raffles, bingo nights, and other forms of gambling. These events can be lucrative and generate goodwill for your business. In many states, however, … Charitable Gambling in Arizona Read More »