Operating a nonprofit is about mission and impact on the community, but navigating the many rules for starting and managing a nonprofit organization seems to grow more challenging each year due to ongoing changes in tax, fund-raising, and reporting rules. We appreciate these challenges—and our mission is to help you understand and follow those rules, so you can keep your focus squarely on achieving the greatest impact with your resources.
Maslon attorneys are proud to work with a broad spectrum of nonprofits, from small groups (often barely more than a great idea) to large, iconic organizations with broad reach and significant impact in the local, national, and international communities. We enjoy helping inspired individuals choose the best structures to fulfill their unique missions. Our attorneys have carefully guided early-stage organizations through the process of applying to the IRS for tax-exempt status, registering to raise funds, and obtaining favorable property tax treatment. Once those clients are properly established, we work with them to reach their goals through organic growth; increased donations, grants, and other funding; and collaboration with other nonprofit or for-profit organizations.
For more established nonprofits, we offer extensive experience and accessibility, providing timely answers to questions about charitable grants; fund-raising; using section 403(b) and 457 retirement plans and other benefits to attract the best talent; avoiding conflicts of interest; responding to government audits; maintaining federal, state, and local tax exemptions; and complying with rules on annual reporting, federal compensation limits, and unrelated business taxable income. As a firm, we share your commitment to the community and value the opportunity to help nonprofit organizations succeed.