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Sustainable Law Group Goes to Washington!

This week Sustainable Law Group joins representatives from the Social Enterprise Alliance Los Angeles Chapter to visit with Congressional representatives and their staff to encourage their support for H.R. 2043, the Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Commission Act.  Rep. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the SEEED Act in May 2013 and Rep. Schiff (D-CA)...

Recommendations for Charitable Organizations

Last week the U.S. Senate Finance Committee issued recommendations that the Senate may consider regarding reforming the tax system as it relates to tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving. While it is clear that we have a long way to go before we achieve fundamental reform of this system,...

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Why the IRS 501(c)(4) Scandal Happened

As nonprofit attorneys, we frequently work with clients to obtain tax-exempt status for them under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). We received questions from our clients about why the IRS 501(c)(4) scandal happened and what can be done about it. ...

Why You Should Start a Social Enterprise

We are inspired daily by a new crop of business leaders who, no longer content with the profit-above-all business model, seek to change the world with mission-driven businesses.  These social entrepreneurs are creating businesses that are profitable because of the social good that they contribute to the...