Volunteers and Interns
Many social sector organizations receive significant and necessary support from volunteers and interns. Depending on the size and needs of your organization, you may consider working with volunteers and interns to help support your work. The resources compiled here will help guide you in deciding when and how to engage with volunteers and interns and how to stay compliant with the laws related to the engagement of volunteers and interns.
Related Legal Topics
Intellectual Property. Practically everyone in the world today uses intellectual property or objects that embody IP intangible assets that can't be perceived with the senses, yet comprise real value for those who own or use them. The materials here are intended to help your organization use IP rights to achieve its goals.
Legal Structures. The legal structure you choose for your social sector organization is a tool for accomplishing your goals. Depending on your aims, each form of organization has advantages and disadvantages. The materials here will help you to explore this important topic.
Revoked Tax-Exempt Status. The IRS recently revoked the tax-exempt status of 279,595 organizations. We've compiled resources that address why these organizations lost their status, how an organization can regain its status, and how an organization can avoid jeopardizing its status in the future.
Maine Panel OKs Bill to Let Businesses Hold Fundraisers - A local restaurant was recently ordered to stop holding fundraisers for charity. (03.12.2014)
Bill to Give Ethics Agency More Audit Power Clears CA Legislature - This bill will give auditors more control over political nonprofits. The bill was inspired by an illicit contribution in 2012. (03.11.2014)
State and Local Governments Still Looking to Nonprofits for Tax Revenues - The Mayor of Pittsburgh wants nonprofits with annual revenues over $1 million to pay a payroll-preparation tax. (03.10.2014)
Public-Private Partnership Bill Passes Georgia Senate to Pave Way for Widespread P3 in Georgia - The Bill passed the GA Senate by a wide margin, with 43 votes in favor and only 8 against. (03.06.2014)