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Dissolution of a California Nonprofit Corporation

This guide is designed to assist directors and executive management staff of California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporations, as well as attorneys who are assisting such corporations on a pro bono basis, to understand the process of voluntary dissolution. The guide focuses on the procedures and requirements specified in the California Nonprofit Corporation Law.

External Resource

Downloadable Bankruptcy Forms (link directs you to Bankruptcy Court’s website)

Download and fill out the forms necessary to file a bankruptcy in the Central District of California (most of Southern California except San Diego and Imperial counties).

Guide, Spanish

El Acta de los Americanos Incapacitados y el Cuidado Profesional De Ninos

En 1990, el Congreso aprobó el Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) que es diseñado para hacer varios tipos de servicios accesibles a las personas con discapacidades, tales como el servicio …

Guide, Spanish

El Seguro de Responsabilidad Para Cuidado Infantil

Este folleto proporciona a las empresas de cuidado infantil información sobre seguros. Comprar un seguro es un método para trasladar el riesgo de su negocio de cuidado infantil a una …

Template/Sample Form

Executive Compensation Policy

This sample Executive Compensation Policy for a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) was designed to assist nonprofit organizations seeking to adopt or amend such a governance policy and the pro bono attorneys who represent them. The form is annotated with explanatory endnotes, including citations to applicable laws, alternatives, and recommended practices.

Toolkit

Federal Mortgage Maturity Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide for Advocates

Tens of thousands of units in certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties are experiencing mortgage maturity or the expiration of use restrictions or assistance. Unassisted tenants in these properties face the serious risk of a rent increase, displacement and homelessness. Congress has targeted funding for tenant protection vouchers to help address this issue but the process for accessing this funding can be complicated and confusing.

Guide

Fiscal Sponsorship: An Alternative to Forming a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation

Fiscal sponsorship is an alternative available to individuals or groups performing charitable services and wishing to give their donors the ability to take a charitable contribution deduction, but not wanting to spend a great amount of time and resources to comply with the extensive filing requirements, tax compliance, and other legal obligations associated with incorporation and tax exemption.

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Conflict of Interest Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample Conflict of Interest Policy for California nonprofit public benefit corporations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as a discussion of …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Executive Compensation Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy for the review and approval of compensation of nonprofit officers and executives, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Form 990 Distribution and Review Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy creating a process for the preparation, review, and distribution of the Form 990, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Policy Series – Conservation Easement Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy for tax-exempt organizations to ensure compliance with federal laws governing acceptance of conservation easements, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Document Retention Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample document retention and destruction policy for tax-exempt organizations, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for the policy and considerations for …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Fundraising Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample fundraising policy for California nonprofits to ensure that the solicitation of donations complies with relevant state and federal laws, as well as a discussion of …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Gift Acceptance Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample gift acceptance policy for California tax-exempt organizations, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for the policy and considerations for implementation. …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Independent Governing Body Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample independent governing body policy, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for the policy and considerations for implementation. The purpose of …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Investment Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample nonprofit organization investment policy, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for the policy and considerations for implementation. This policy and …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Joint Venture Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy for nonprofit organizations engaging in joint ventures to ensure that they are complying with applicable IRS requirements, as well as a discussion of the …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Mission Statement Memorandum

This is a memorandum for attorneys to use in advising nonprofit clients when answering Form 990 Part I, line 1 and Part III, line 1 (description of organization’s mission and …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Public Disclosure Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample policy for tax-exempt organizations to ensure they lawfully respond to requests for certain organizational documents as required by the Internal Revenue Code, as well as …

Form 990 Policy and Memo

Form 990 Series – Whistleblower Policy and Memorandum

This memorandum includes a sample whistleblower policy, as well as a discussion of the legal rationale and background for the policy and considerations for implementation. This policy and memo, designed …

Guide

Free Credit Report

Instructions for how to get a free credit report from all three credit reporting agencies, which anyone is entitled to receive at no cost once a year.

External Resource

Free or Low-Cost Bankruptcy Help

A listing of various agencies and services throughout Southern California that offer free and low-cost bankruptcy assistance.

Guide

Getting There Together: Tools to Advocate for Inclusive Development Near Transit [2012]

This guide is a Southern California housing advocates’ guide outlining legal tools for influencing affordable housing and land use and disposition policies in a new era of transit-oriented development and smart growth. It sets forth selected strategies that can be used by advocates at the regional, local, neighborhood, and project-specific levels to meaningfully participate in shaping the landscape of our neighborhoods.

Appendix

Guardianship of the Person – Appendices

Appendices for Guardianship of the Person – Attorney Manual.

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