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DAOs and the Nonprofit Sector – How Can they Work Together?

Last November, a group of crypto investors decided to try to buy an original copy of the U.S. Constitution which was coming up for auction at Sotheby’s on November 18, 2021.[1] But first, they had to solve a problem – the document, …

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California Enacts New Law to Regulate Charitable Fundraising Platforms

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 488, which amends The Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act and establishes a new statutory framework to regulate online charitable fundraising platforms.  In a joint press …

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What Nonprofits Should Be Asking About Virtual Currency Regulation and Fundraising

Takeaway – Nonprofits can avoid risk by accepting and immediately liquidating donations of cryptocurrency. If they are planning to hold onto virtual currency for the long term, nonprofits should make sure they use platforms that are properly licensed and registered, and figure …

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Qualified Sponsorship Payments, UBIT, and Social Media – A Reminder For Nonprofits

Takeaway – Nonprofits and consumer brands continue to find new ways to promote their collaborations. Take care that messages delivered at live events, in print, and online are consistent with the IRS rules regarding qualified sponsorships to avoid triggering unintended tax consequences …

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Are You Paid to Solicit Charitable Contributions for a Charity? You May Need to Register as a Professional Fundraiser

A professional fundraiser (“PFR”) is a person or entity who is hired to raise money on behalf of a charity.  Forty-two states have laws regulating the activities of a PFR. Generally, these states require a PFR to register before conducting any fundraising …

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