Nonprofit Resources



El ABC de las Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro

Over the years, Spanish had been the primary language of a large number of my clients. Many times, the clients will bring a relative to translate our meetings. El ABC de las Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro bridges the gap between the world of nonprofit law and Spanish speaking clients. As with the English version, this edition is written in a narrative format with a practitioner advising a client on the key steps for establishing a nonprofit corporation. Additional resources are included plus examples of sample forms.
El ABC de las Organizaciones sin Fines de Lucro is an invaluable tool to help nonprofits figure out where to start, what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Author: Lisa A. Runquist
Publication Date: February 2017
ISBN: 978-1927967973

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The ABC’s of Nonprofits

Written for practitioners and nonprofit organizations, this guidebook offers a basic introduction to what a nonprofit corporation is; how it is formed, options for organizational structure; operating the corporation; basic tax; and much more.

The book is written in an example format with a practitioner advising a client on the key steps for establishing a nonprofit corporation. A related bibliography is included plus a sample form for an organization addressing a policy on “conflict of interest.”

Author: Lisa A. Runquist
Publication Date: April 2015
ISBN: 1-59031-291-0

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Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations

A valuable reference for directors and prospective directors of big and small nonprofit corporations. This book includes practical suggestions and checklists and information on advisory boards, taxation, fund-raising, and much more.

Publisher: ABA Book Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-60442-093-7

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Guide to Representing Religious Organizations

Guide to Representing Religious Organizations addresses critical issues and risk factors of concern for religious organizations ranging from formation and governance, to taxes, fundraising and employment issues, and property rights.

It outlines the general requirements of applicable law and highlights areas in which religious organizations receive special consideration under the law.

The Guide’s topical discussions are well organized for ease of reference. This book will assist attorneys who are asked to represent religious organizations as well as provide general information for religious leaders faced with a legal challenge.

Principal Author/Editor: Lisa A. Runquist
Publication Date: February 2009
ISBN: 1-59031-400-X

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Nonprofit Resources

This new Second Edition revises its first edition published in 2002 with hundreds of up-to-date listings of books, handbooks, professional journals, government publications, foundation reports, case and statutory cites, and Internet sites.

Each entry includes complete bibliographic details to guide you straight to the information you need. Entries are arranged by topic for quick, convenient look-up.

Authors: Lisa A. Runquist & Victor Futter
Publication Date: February 2007
ISBN: 1-59031-426-3

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Nonprofit Links

  • Charity Channel – place where nonprofit professionals can connect, learn from each other, share information and work together to advance the cause of philanthropy.
  • – the leader in providing comprehensive data on more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, connecting them with donors, foundations, businesses, and governing agencies in a nationwide community of giving.
  • The Nonprofit FAQs – a compilation of frequently asked questions, and their answers, based on online communications about nonprofits (mostly in the United States of America) beginning in the early 1990s.
  • IRS Tax Information for Charities & Nonprofits – news and information regarding tax exempt organizations and the IRS


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