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DO NOT GIVE ME INFORMATION THAT YOU WANT KEPT CONFIDENTIAL. I am an attorney and I volunteer time to answer general questions about U.S. Federal income tax issues of nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities only. Those questions could be about establishing and maintaining legal requirements for such non-profit organizations in the United States, including Internal Revenue service filings and requirements. I will not be working on this free forum to answer questions about Nonprofit's possible unrelated or for-profit businesses or how to fill out forms. This forum is only for general questions about federal tax law, not as the law applies to your specific situation. If you do not make your question public then I will not be spending much of my donated time on answers that would not benefit the public. If you have other questions, please contact me at I will reply from my email. In any case, do not reveal confidential information to me until after I have contracted with you to provide personal legal services. My responses on this forum are intended to be general statements of law, should not be relied upon as legal advice, and do not create an attorney/client relationship. For me to consider your individual situation and how the law applies, I would need to gather extensive information about the situation. To search my previous answers you can do a Google search by "" without the quotes and then add your search terms before hitting enter.

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I have been practicing law and especially the law of nonprofit organizations since 1990 when I was admitted to the New York Bar and I have maintained my status with the Bar since that time.


B.S. Columbia University in New York City, 1970

J.D. (Law Degree) Brooklyn Law School, 1990 -- Cum Laude.

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2017-02-17 Charities vs Cooperatives:

You are very welcome!    A booster organization may act to facilitate collection of fees that the school might otherwise collect directly from families. Generally they do a lot of fundraising, but that

2017-02-17 Charities vs Cooperatives:

From what you wrote, the families are not required to work for the club or to pay anything other than what is passed through to the baseball team. My summary of IRS regulations relating to 501(c)(3) booster

2017-02-17 Scholarship - endowment management:

" as a previous CEO for a community foundation, I know our board was told by auditors to keep scholarship & endowment dollars separate". That is good advice and good for accounting, but it is not based

2017-02-16 Scholarship - endowment management:

There are not any IRS regulations relating to 501(c)(3) public charities and placement of funds as to endowment funds or otherwise and those are the types of organizations that you appear to be referring

2017-02-14 501(C)(3):

If both 501(c)(3) organizations are public charities, a 501(c)3 organization may a property and allow another 501C3 to use it rent free. The bylaws would not be the specific issue with the IRS, but, if


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