Stakeholders of a Typical Non Profit Organization

A stakeholder is an individual or group which has an interest that the non profit fulfills its mission. Anyone who is interested or affected by the nonprofit organization and its services is a stakeholder. Stakeholders in the nonprofit sector include the following: BENEFICIARIES – The people and parties who actually use the services and goods […]

Volunteer personal liability protection for NPOs

Volunteers of a U.S nonprofit organization are protected from personal liability under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, 42 U.S.C. 14501. As per the provisions of the Act, all volunteers of a nonprofit organization are protected from personal liability if: the loss was not a result of willful, reckless or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, or […]

State Employment related laws for NPOs

Employment related laws differ widely across states. However the common thread for most of the states includes the following employment related laws. Most of these laws apply to employees only and would not apply to volunteers unless otherwise noted. State Workers’ Compensation Act • Applies to employers with three (3) or more employees. • Purpose: […]

Federal Employment related laws for NPOs

The compliance requirements of a nonprofit organization multiply manifold the moment it becomes an employee. Most of these laws apply to employees only and would not apply to volunteers unless otherwise noted. Federal Laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), 42 U.S.C. 2000e Applies to all private and government employers […]

starting a NPO: founder’s requirements

state laws (U.S) require minimum three category of people to form a nonprofit organization. Founders Directors Officers Often, the same person can play all three roles. Founder’s requirement/ Minimum number of Founders State Minimum number of incorporators Alabama Persons (one or more),  partnerships, domestic corporations or foreign corporations, whether for profit or not for profit […]