e-Newsletters for Nonprofit Organizations and Small Businesses

The Community Development Project's e-Newsletters include timely legal alerts and announcements of upcoming seminars.  Please click here to sign up to receive our e-newsletters (select the "Community Development Project e-newsletter").

2017

October 2017 - Immigration Resources for Nonprofits 

May 2017 - Deadline to File Federal and State Tax Returns is May 15 if Fiscal Year Ends December 31 

  • Tax Return Filing Deadlines 

February 2017 - Nonprofits Should Not Be Afraid to Speak Out on Policy Issues 

  • Nonprofit Lobbying Information 

January 2017 - Employment Law Updates, New Fair Chance Ordinance Applies to Los Angeles Employers, Client Spotlight, Name and Mission Changes, and Upcoming Seminars

  • Employment Law Update 2017
  • Nonprofit Employers in Los Angeles May Not Ask Job Applicants about Criminal History Until Conditional Offer is Made
  • Ask Annie and Uyen: Name and Mission Changes
  • Client Spotlight: Bruin Shelter
  • Upcoming Seminar:Employment Law Update for 2017 - January 24, 2017
  • Upcoming Seminar: Best Practices to Identify and Reduce Employment Law Risks - January 31, 2017
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on February 15 

2016

November 2016 - Acknowledging Charitable Donations Properly, Keeping Your Tax-Exemption Application, Client Spotlight, Upcoming Seminar, and Ask Annie and Uyen 

  • Proper Acknowledgment of Charitable Gift Donations
  • Do We Really Need a Copy of our Tax-Exemption Application? 
  • Ask Annie and Uyen 
  • Client Spotlight: Human I-T 
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on February 15 

July 2016 - New Overtime Rules Affect Nonprofits, Changes in Filing Fee for 1023-EZ, Ask Annie and Uyen, and Upcoming Seminars

  • New Rule on Overtime Exemptions May Affect Nonprofits
  • Filing Fee for Form 1023-EZ Lowered to $250 
  • Ask Annie and Uyen 
  • Upcoming Training: Community Investment Series Seminar on August 31
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on September 27

March 2016 - Election Year and Nonprofits, Board Member Liability Part 2, Good Governance Starts with Good Policies, and New Website to File 990-N

  • Election Year Activities and Nonprofits 
  • Personal Liability for Board Members Part 2 
  • Good Governance Policies 
  • New Website to File 990-N 
  • Upcoming Training: "Hot Topics Related to Elections" on April 5
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on May 11

January 2016 - Employment Law Updates 2016, Board Member Liability, Whistleblower Policies, and Obtaining Federal Tax-Exemption through the 1023-EZ

  • New California employment laws and how they may impact nonprofits
  • Personal Liability for Board Members 
  • Nuts and Bolts of Whistleblower Policies 
  • Risks of Obtaining Federal Tax-Exemption through the Form 1023-EZ
  • Upcoming Training: "Employment Law Must Knows" on Feb. 3
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on Feb. 24

2015

August 2015 - Critical 501(c)(3) Legal Compliance, Annotated HIPAA Business Associate Agreement, Disclosing Unredacted List of Significant Donors to Attorney General, and New Domain Names for Nonprofits

  • Is Your 501(c)(3) Legally Compliant? Important Filing Dates for Nonprofit Organizations with June 30 Fiscal Years
  • Annotated HIPAA Business Associate Agreement for Supportive Housing Providers
  • California Nonprofits Must Disclose Unredacted List of Significant Donors to Attorney General, Court Rules
  • New Domain Names Available for Nonprofits
  • Anatomy of a Fundraiser: A Legal Guide for Charitable Fundraising in California
  • Upcoming Training: "Must-Know Fundraising Law and Regulations" on Sept. 8
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on Sept. 30

 

May 2015 - FREE Nonprofit Legal Assessment, Leasing Tax Exempt Property, and CA Minimum Wage Increases

February 2015 - ALERT: Security Breach Affecting Online Filers of Form 990 and Other Documents

  • Security Breach Affecting Online Filers of Form 990 and Other Documents

February 2015 - New California Employment Laws, New Government Contract Overhead Regulations, and Eight Month Salary Support Available for New Hires

  • New California Employment Laws
  • New Government Contract Overhead Regulations
  • Eight Month Salary Support Available for New Hires
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Employment Law Must-Knows" on Feb. 19
  • Upcoming Seminar: "Launching and Sustaining a New Nonprofit" on Feb. 25


2014

December 2014 - Paid Sick Leave Law, Background Checks, and Protecting Donor Information

July 2014- Streamlined Tax Exemption and Reinstatement for Small Nonprofits

March 2014 - Nonprofit Governance and Employment Law Developments


2013

December 2013 - Dealing with Embezzlement

August 2013 - Responding to Negative Social Media

May 2013 - Manage Your Nonprofit's Risk with a Free Legal Check-Up

  • Manage Your Nonprofit's Risk with a FREE Legal Check-Up
  • Employers: Are You Using the Correct Form I-9?
  • Reminder: Federal and State Tax Filing Due May 15 for Calendar Year Nonprofits
  • Resources for Homeowners Threatened by Foreclosure
  • A Nonprofit's Guide to Risk Management & Insurance

March 2013 - New Risk Management and Insurance Guide for Nonprofits

January 2013 - New Year's Resolution: Risk Management


2012

December 2012 - Get Ready for 2013 Employment Law Changes (Part II)

  • Employment Law Developments for 2013 (Part II)
  • FAQ: Can We Allow Employees to Make Up Missed Work Time On A Different Day?
  • IRS Allows Deduction for Charitable Contributions to Disregarded Entities
  • Fundraising: Commercial Co-Ventures

November 2012 - Get Ready for 2013 Employment Law Changes

  • Employment Law Developments for 2013 (Part I)
  • Keeping Donors Happy: Substantiation of Charitable Contributions
  • FTB Self-Serve Entity Status Letter

May 2012 - New Guidance for Employers on Meal and Rest Period Obligations 

  • Employment Law Update: CA Employers Need Not "Police" Meal Breaks
  • FAQ: How Do We Check Our Compliance Status? 
  • REMINDER: Federal and State Tax Filings Due May 15 For Calendar Year Nonprofits
  • Help Us Help You: 2012 Needs Survey!

January 2012 – Employer Alert: New Laws Impacting CA Nonprofits


2011

September 2011 – How to Make the Most of the Board/Staff Relationship

  • Working With Your Board - How to Make the Most of the Board/Staff Relationship
  • Los Angeles Charities: Have You Applied for a Tax Registration Certificate?
  • CA Property Tax Exemption: Activities Must Primarily Benefit Californians
  • Public Counsel's Programs for Individuals (Part II)

July 2011 – How Public Counsel Can Help Your Clients

  • Public Counsel's Programs for Individuals (Part I)
  • IRS Releases Revocation List and Reinstatement Procedures

May 2011 – Budget Cuts, Lobbying and 501(c)(3)s Part III

April 2011 – Budget Cuts, Lobbying and 501(c)(3)s Part II

  • Budget Cuts, Lobbying and 501(c)(3)s (Part II): State and Local Lobbying Laws
  • Are You A Qualified Purchaser?  Reporting Deadline is Fast Approaching
  • Don't Forget to File the California e-Postcard
  • Reminder: Potential FICA Refund Opportunity For Employees Hired in 2010

March 2011 – Budget Cuts, Lobbying and 501(c)(3)s Part I

  • Budget Cuts, Lobbying and 501(c)(3)s
  • Form 990/990-EZ/990-N Filing Thresholds Revised for 2010 Tax Year

January 2011 (#2) – Critical Issues in Workforce Management

  • Got Social Media Policy?

January 2011 – New California Filing Requirement for Small Nonprofits

  • California's New e-Postcard Filing Requirement for Small Tax-Exempt Organizations

July 2010 – Small & Midsized Nonprofits: Time Is Running Out to Save Tax Exempt Status

  • Last Chance For Small Nonprofits to File IRS Form 990-N or 990-EZ: Your Tax-Exempt Status May Be Automatically Revoked in October

May 2010 – Copyright & Fair Use: Myths and Misconceptions Explained

  • Copyright & Fair Use Basics for Nonprofits
  • Employers Beware: "Unpaid Interns" May Be Entitled To Minimum Wage
  • IRS Will Assist Small Nonprofits That Did Not File a Form 990-N On Time
  • FAQs On New Payroll Tax Exemption for Hiring Unemployed Workers
  • IRS Cyber Assistant Delayed

April 2010 – Small Nonprofits: Time Is Running Out On Important Tax Deadlines

  • Time Is Running Out For Small Nonprofits to File IRS Form 990-N: Your Tax-Exempt Status May Be Revoked in May
  • Annotated Form 990 and Sample Policies (Updated for 2010)
  • New Tax Credit for Small Nonprofits That Offer Health Insurance
  • New Tax Benefits Aid Nonprofits That Hire and Retain Unemployed Workers

March 2010 – New Compliance Initiatives from the Attorney General, Board of Equalization & IRS

  • California Attorney General Begins Suspending "Delinquent" Organizations
  • NEW Use Tax Registration and Reporting Requirements for Organizations With Annual Gross Receipts Greater Than $100,000
  • Is Your Organization Ready For An IRS Employment Tax Audit?
  • Are Your Bylaws In Compliance With Recently Updated California Law? 


2009

December 2009 – Legislative Alert: New California Law Affects Nonprofit Governance Practices