Nonprofit Community Partners and Resources

Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

 

PHENND

(Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development)

New Beginnings

(Nonprofit incubator)

Regional Foundation Center

(Free Library of Philadelphia)

Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

(Technical assistance for nonprofits)

RSVP of Montgomery County

(Responding to Community Needs through Volunteerism) Aids nonprofit organizations in need of management assistance)

*The Nonprofit Partnership

(Capacity building programs and services)

Urban Affairs Coalition

(Offering fiscal sponsorship, consulting services, and fee for service options to nonprofits)

Volunteer Accountants for Nonprofits

 

Nonprofit ‘Self Help’ Legal Guides

Getting Started:

Fiscal Sponsorship FAQ [PDF]

A guide to fiscal sponsorship, an alternative to forming a 501c(3) organization (Prepared by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Justice)

Developing Better Bylaws – A Webinar on Improving Your Organization’s Governance [Webinar]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

How to Form a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation

(Published on NOLO.com)

Model Board of Directors Orientation Manual [PDF]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

501c3 vs 501c4: Everything You Need to Know

(Published on Up Counsel)

Your Nonprofit Organization’s Board of Directors [PDF]

(A guide outlining the general and specific responsibilities of vital roles in an organization’s board of directors (Prepared by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO)))

Conflict of Interest Policies: Disclosure, Monitoring and Enforcement [PDF]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

Nonprofit Legal Checklist [PDF]

(Checklist to help ensure nonprofit organizations are on the road to good legal health (Prepared by Wayfind))

Tax Exemption & Compliance

Before Applying for Tax Exempt Status

Which Forms Do Exempt Organizations File?

(Table indicating the appropriate 990 Series form tax exempt organizations must file as part of their annual return dependent on financial activity)

Applying for Tax-Exempt Status

Form 990 Instructions [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions: Form 1023 [PDF]

(Form 1023 is the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.)

Public Charity Compliance Guide [PDF]

Charitable Contributions Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements [PDF]

Employment

Sample Employee Handbook [PDF]

(Prepared by National Council of Nonprofit Associations)

Pennsylvania Employment Laws

(Published on FindLaw)

The Alphabet Soup of Labor and Employment Law [Webinar]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

Employee Benefits for Nonprofits [Webinar]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act [PDF]

(Prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor)

 

Intellectual Property

Trademark, Patent, Copyright?

(Outlines the major differences between the three (Published on United States Patent and Trademark Office))

Intellectual Property Essentials – Identify, Protect, and Profit from Your Innovation (Part 2) [Webinar]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

Intellectual Property Essentials – Identify, Protect, and Profit from Your Innovation (Part 1) [Webinar]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

Additional Legal Guides/ Resources

A Guide to Being a Fiscal Sponsor: Is it a Good Fit for Your Organization? [PDF]

(A fiscal sponsor is a 501(c)(3) public charity that agrees to sponsor a project (fiscal agent) that may lack tax exempt status, allowing the agent to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under the sponsor’s exempt status (Prepared by Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Justice))

Good Financial Policies for Nonprofits 102 [Webinar]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

A Nonprofit’s Guide to OSHA [PDF]

(Guide to compliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Prepared by Pro Bono Parnership))

Grant Writing 101 [PDF]

(Prepared by Michigan Community Resources)

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management and Insurance [PDF]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

Legal Issues of Working with Volunteers [Webinar]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

A Practical Guide to Legal Risk Management: Contracts [PDF]

(Prepared by Lawyers Alliance for New York)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Handbook for Charitable Nonprofit Organizations

(Prepared by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General)

Commercial Real Estate Terms and Definitions [PDF]

(Prepared by NAIOP Research Foundation)

Political Activity – What Your Organization Needs to Know [Webinar]

(Prepared by D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center)

Dissolving a Nonprofit Corporation in Pennsylvania [PDF]

(Prepared by Philadelphia VIP)

 Risks and Rewards of Crowdfunding for Nonprofits [PDF]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

Document Rentention Policy Template [PDF]

(Prepared by Lawyers Clearing House)

START RIGHT A Guide to L+I Services [PDF]

(Philadelphia Guide to Licensing and Inspections (Prepared by Philadelphia office of Licenses and Inspections))

Federal Grant Information

(A centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities (Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services))

The Basics: Commercial Leases [PDF]

(Prepared by Cozen O’Connor)

Good Financial Policies for Nonprofits 101 [Webinar]

(Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta)

“…Your Huddled Masses Yearning”: An Update for Nonprofits Serving Undocumented Immigrants [Webinar]

(Outlines legal limitations, risks, and tips for nonprofit organizations serving undocumented immigrants (Prepared by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta))

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