February 22, 2017
A Checklist for Staying Within the Law When Raising Money
A lawyer discusses how to register with the right state charity office, accurately represent how donations will be spent, and more.
January 24, 2017
Answers to Your Questions About State Fundraising Rules
A lawyer who represents charities answers some frequently asked questions about fundraising registration and complying with regulations.
April 21, 2016
Group Helps Charities Focus on Programs, Not Overhead
Mission Edge in San Diego provides an unusually broad array of low-cost administrative services, freeing its clients to do more with less.
March 31, 2016
For Calif. Nonprofits, Advocacy Work on $15 Minimum Wage Pays Off
The wage hike will have profound effects on charities’ bottom lines, but phasing it in over several years buys groups time to adjust budgets and communicate with donors.
September 24, 2015
A Grant Seeker's Guide to Understanding Foundations
A primer with definitions of different types of foundations from Daniel N. Belin, author of Charitable Foundations: the Essential Guide to Giving and Compliance.
June 03, 2015
A Tool for Assessing Ethics, Governance, and Management at Your Organization
The Standards for Excellence Institute offers this assessment tool to help nonprofit managers evaluate their organization’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as board practices and leadership.
September 21, 2014
Legal Experts Weigh Regulations Best Suited to Crowdfunding Sites
Most rules for charities are decided in the states, and some commercial crowdfunding sites reject the idea that they are fundraisers.