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    Not long ago, Harvard University was hacked. So was Penn State University. But they are huge institutions – you may be thinking – likely to interest cyber thieves. That may have been the mindset of the directors of the Utah Food Bank until – in a single...

    The post Nonprofits and Cybersecurity: Make it a Priority appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    Although, occasionally, a high-profile charity scandal hits the headlines, most people are unaware that nonprofits go to court (or are summoned there by others) on a fairly regular basis. This unawareness may arise from blissful ignorance of all the laws that apply to charitable organizations...

    The post Charities in the Courtroom: Part 1 appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over,  it’s time to start making resolutions for the New Year. As a small business or nonprofit organization, January is the perfect time to look forward and ensure you have the best employment foundation and...

    The post Labor and Employment Law – New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    Over the past year or so, there’s been significant attention and discussion about the multi-billion-dollar endowments enjoyed by some of the nation’s most prominent colleges and universities. There have been “growing concerns in recent years about the massive nest eggs of the nation’s most prestigious...

    The post Renewed Efforts to Rein In College Endowments appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    Early last summer, we reported in “The MacArthur $100-Million Grant Contest,” on the launch by the highly regarded MacArthur Foundation of an exciting contest: there is to be a $100-million award for a “single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem....

    The post MacArthur $100-Million Contest Semifinalists Announced appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    In recent years, the secretive relationships between healthcare businesses and physicians have been exposed, leading to some much-needed reforms of the sordid practice of doctors being paid to direct patients to certain prescription drugs or to medical products or services. Two new studies – just...

    The post Patient Advocacy Nonprofits’ Dark Ties to Industry appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    In “Patient-Advocacy Nonprofits’ Dark Ties to Industry,” we examined some practices in the nonprofit sector that need a huge dose of sunlight on them to expose apparent conflicts of interest. Specifically, we referred to the often too-cozy relationships between patient-advocacy organizations and drug companies or...

    The post Charity Shenanigans of the Billionaire-Philanthropist Doctor appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    The Internal Revenue Service used to have a huge problem: it generally took 18 months to two years to process even a fairly straightforward 501(c)(3) tax-exemption application. That’s when a big change was proposed: the introduction of the Form 1023-EZ for the many new, smaller, organizations....

    The post What’s Up These Days with the Form 1023-EZ? appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    Recently, in Controversial Decision for Berkshire Museum, we reported on the uproar caused by last summer’s announcement that the Pittsfield, Massachusetts, institution will sell some 40 valuable and cherished works of art at a November 2017 Sotheby’s auction. Describing the Berkshire Museum’s perilous finances as an...

    The post Berkshire Museum Drama Heats Up appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    New Jersey-based Charity Navigator (CN) is “the country’s leading online charity evaluation service.” A 501(c)(3) itself, this organization helps donors make informed decisions about spending their charitable dollars. It gives information and data for about 1.6 million nonprofits including evaluations of these organizations’ financial condition,...

    The post Charity Navigator Announces New Service appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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    “If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.”  — Popular idiom recognized as true by most people on Earth Now that you’ve come to grips with, and accept, that every computer on the planet is likely to be hacked sooner rather than later, and now that...

    The post Alert About Your Nonprofit’s Website appeared first on For Purpose Law Group.


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