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.
Social Entrepreneurship: "Entrepreneurs Don't Do MBAs" - The director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship believes that although MBAs are an important part of efforts to scale businesses, entrepreneurs do not spend the time or resources necessary to obtain the degree themselves.
Six Changes for Nonprofits as Results of the Affordable Care Act - The Affordable Care Act has changed the operating environment for nonprofit hospitals and clinics, but its implementation will also change the way nonprofit organizations outside of the medical sphere operate. (04.03.2014)
UK Healthcare Social Enterprises Saw Massive 121% Growth in 2013 - While social enterprises in the SE100 index grew by 42% last year, those addressing healthcare issues saw substantially more growth. It is expected that this market will continue to expand as the elderly population increases. (04.02.2014)
Will Social Investment Tax Relief Inspire an L3C Turnaround? - The Social Invesment Tax Relief Act in the UK could clear a path for legal change in the US and thereby facilitate the reinvigoration of the L3C business form. (04.01.2014)