Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook

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Release Date: 04/08/2018

Nonprofit organizations, their managers and their boards of directors have a strong need for legal information. Nonprofit activities involve a substantial amount of legal liability and yet many organizations lack ready access to basic legal information and do not have the resources necessary to procure ongoing legal counsel. While there are many publications about nonprofit law, most are technical and aimed at attorneys, not a layperson running a nonprofit organization.

The Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook strives to answer key legal questions for nonprofit leaders in easy-to-understand language. Written and reviewed by attorney experts, and additionally reviewed by nonprofit managers, this guide offers plain English explanations of nonprofit law in 16 different sections. Its Q & A format makes it easy to find the answer to just the question you have.

Chapter topics include:

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Law
  • The Nonprofit Corporation
  • Tax Exemptions
  • Charitable Solicitation Registration
  • Charitable Donation Regulations
  • Boards of Directors
  • Lobbying
  • Financial Accountability
  • Human Resources
  • Liability And Insurance
  • Disclosure Requirements
  • Relationships With Other Entities
  • Other Regulatory Issues
  • Ongoing Compliance
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property

The Minnesota Nonprofit Legal Handbook features contributions from David Arons, Kate Barr, Rich Besonen, Mary Boatright, Eve Borenstein, Susie Brown, Madeline Buck, Nina Carranco, Susan Stevens Chambers, Ryan Check, Fangzhou Chen, Heidi Christianson, Rich Cowles, Gina DeConcini, Sarah Duniway, Kimberly Espinosa, Dale Evensen, Tom Feinberg, Nancy Gaschott, Paul Godfread, Karen Gries, Barbara Haley, Melanie Lockwood Herman, Kristin Hibbard, Veena Iyer, Scott R. Johnson, Gina Kastel, Steve Lepinski, Ben Lindblad, Kimberly Lowe, Ellen McVeigh, JoMarie Morris, Chris Mossing, Jon Nelson, Debra Page, Ella Phillips, Jon Pratt, Jeff Prauer, Rinal Ray, Ron Reed, Sondra Reis, Emily Robertson, Marie Rutz, Margie Siegel, Chris Sullivan, Mike Temali, James Toscano, Jenn Urban, Ben Velzen, Maureen Ventura, Tene Wells, Ann Wilczynski, Kathi Wright, Laura Zabel, Patty Zurlo