Federal Immunity Provisions for Volunteers

Connecticut has a volunteer immunity statute, but the Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 broadens immunity provisions for volunteers. This article includes an explanation of the Act.


Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Non-Profits

Pro Bono Partnership, a non-profit legal assistance organization, recruits volunteer attorneys from major corporations and law firms to provide expert pro bono assistance to nonprofit organizations on corporate, tax, real estate, employment, and other business-related legal matters. The Partnership can also answer your brief legal questions if you call or e-mail.


Guidelines for Document Retention and Destruction

How long should your education foundation keep its documents and records? Check the list on the Records Retention PDF  that presenter Sara Pflueger shared with Financial Management for Your Foundation attendees. The information is tailored specifically to non-profits.


Which IRS 990 Form Should Your Foundation File?

If your foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, you must file an annual tax return. The form you file depends on your foundation’s financial activity. Click here to find out which form your foundation should file and to download the form.

501(c)(3)s and Political Campaigns

The IRS states that charitable organizations can lose their 501(c)(3) status if they engage in political campaign activities. Read more…


501(c)(3)s and Lobbying

The IRS also explains the restrictions 501(c)(3) organizations have for lobbying. Your foundation may lose its tax-exempt status if it participates in too much lobbying activity. Read more…