How to be a global nonprofit : legal and practical guidance for international activities / Lisa Norton.
By: Norton, Lisa.Material type: BookSeries: Wiley nonprofit authority series: Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, ©2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118571033; 1118571037; 9781118534670; 1118534670; 9781118534724; 1118534727.Subject(s): Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation -- United States | Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation | LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice | Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How to be a global nonprofit.DDC classification: 346.73/064 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
How to Be a Global Nonprofit: Legal and Practical Guidance for International Activities; Contents; List of Case Studies; Preface; How to Use This Book; Disclaimer; Internal Revenue Service Circular 230 Disclosure; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: So You Want to Be a Global Nonprofit?; 1.1 What Do You Really Want to Accomplish?; 1.2 Spectrum of International Activities; 1.3 Overview of International Grantmaking; Funding through a U.S.-Based Intermediary; Funding through a Foreign Intermediary; Directly Funding Foreign Programs; 1.4 Directly Operating Foreign Programs; 1.5 Global Fundraising.
1.6 Legal Considerations: A Basic FrameworkObtaining and Maintaining U.S. Tax-Exempt Status; Foreign Legal and Practical Concerns; Affording Tax Benefits for U.S. or Foreign Donors; Complying with U.S. Laws that Regulate International Activities; 1.7 The Importance of Vigilance; Choose Board Members Carefully; Follow the Money; 1.8 So, You Still Want to Be a Global Nonprofit?; Chapter 2: International Grantmaking by Public Charities; 2.1 Public Charity or Private Foundation: Why Does It Matter?; 2.2 What Is a Public Charity?; Broad Public Support Test; Mission-Related Revenue Test.
Automatic Public Charity StatusSupporting Organization; 2.3 Basic Rules for Foreign Grantmaking; Establish Objective Selection Criteria; Know Your Grantee; Do Not Act as a Pass-Through for Contributions to Foreign Organizations; Funding through a Foreign Intermediary; Use Written Grant Agreements; Monitor Your Grants; The Critical Role of the Board of Directors; 2.4 American Friends of Organizations; 2.5 Special Rules for Donor-Advised Funds; 2.6 Other U.S. Intermediaries; 2.7 Review and Further Considerations; Chapter 3: International Grantmaking by Private Foundations.
3.1 What Is a Private Foundation?Private Non-Operating Foundations; Private Operating Foundations; 3.2 Should a Private Foundation Make Cross-Border Grants?; 3.3 Permitted Grants and Disbursements; Grants to 501(c)(3) Public Charities; Grants to Organizations Other Than Public Charities; Grants to Governments and Government Units; Scholarships and Other Grants and Gifts to Individuals; Program-Related Investments; 3.4 International Grantmaking: Special Requirements for Private Foundations; Grants to Foreign Organizations: Equivalency Determination or Expenditure Responsibility.
Grants to Foreign IntermediariesGrants to Foreign Governments or Government Units; Grants to International Organizations Designated by Executive Order; Cross-Border Program-Related Investments; Anti-Terrorism Compliance; 3.5 U.S. Withholding Tax on Disbursements of Grant Funds; 3.6 Review and Further Considerations; Chapter 4: Going Deeper: Operating a Foreign Program; 4.1 Are You Determined to Move Beyond Grantmaking?; 4.2 Is Anybody Else Doing It?; Three Audacious Founders; How Can You Find Out Whether Anyone Is Out There Doing What You Want to Do?
Solid guidance for the complex legal issues faced by international nonprofits When a nonprofit operates across borders, whether by making grants or directly operating programs, the interaction among legal requirements of two or more countries quickly becomes highly complex. How To Be A Global Nonprofit fills a need for legal and practical guidance for nonprofit organizations with international activities, and includes ten case studies to provide insights into the ways real organizations have dealt with various legal and practical issues. Along the way, it skillfully explores.