Dear clients, friends, and Wisconsin nonprofit community, We are excited to introduce our new associate attorney, West Foster. West joined us this May after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining Scholz Nonprofit Law, he interned for Chief Judge Peterson at the Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and worked at UW’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, where he provided free legal support to cooperatives, nonprofits, and small businesses. He brings to Scholz Nonprofit Law his passion for cooperatives and will expand the kinds of social enterprise that we support. On that [...]
March 22, 2023 Yield Giving, McKenzie Scott’s philanthropic organization, is now accepting applications for $1 million grants. This funding opportunity is for “community-led, community-focused organizations whose explicit purpose is to advance the voices and opportunities of individuals and families of meager or modest means, and groups who have met with discrimination and other systemic obstacles.” Any nonprofit in the United States that has had a $1 - $5 million operating budget for two of the last four fiscal years is eligible to apply. 250 nonprofits will be selected to receive one of the $1 million unrestricted awards, totaling to [...]
Valued Colleagues and Friends, We are pleased to congratulate Karl Scholz on his appointment as President of the University of Oregon. See article. At this exciting time for the Scholz Family, we want to assure our clients, partners and friends that Scholz Nonprofit Law will continue to serve the nonprofit community with the skill, talent and responsiveness we have always been known for. Melissa will maintain her practice and remain as a key member of Scholz Nonprofit Law. With a great team in place, we will continue to support our many clients throughout the United States. Stay tuned for [...]
Dear Scholz Nonprofit Law clients, current and past, and friends in the community: Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. We greatly appreciate the contributions you make in the community and the trust you place in us to assist you. We look forward to being able to serve you in 2023. May the year ahead be a productive, effective, and fulfilling year for all of you! With this email, we want to remind our readers that all nonprofits have an obligation to submit various reports to the IRS and to the state each year. Below is an [...]
With Election Day coming up on November 8th, I want to make sure you know the ways 501c3 organizations can be involved in helping people to vote. That’s not “political” or lobbying– just straight-up education and charitable work to ensure that everyone has a voice in our democracy and the election is robust, fair, and serves the public interest. 501c3s can educate and facilitate voter registration Ask your program participants if they’re registered to vote and give them information Help them get registered online or with the paper form Explain the documentation that is needed to register and to [...]
Dear Scholz Nonprofit Law clients, current and past, and friends in the community: Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. We greatly appreciate the contributions you make in the community and the trust you place in us to assist you. We look forward to being able to serve you in 2022. This is a reminder that all nonprofits have an obligation to submit various reports to the IRS and to the state each year. Below is an explanation of these key tax filings and their deadlines: 1) Form 1099 - You may be required to issue [...]
Please note that the stay placed on OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was lifted on December 17, 2021. While there may be additional delays, we encourage all employers with 100 or more employees, to proceed with compliance of the ETS, noting the new January 10, 2022 deadline for these employers to release compliant policies. Please visit their updated website for more information. For more guidance on compliance, please review our slides and recorded update on our website.
Beginning in September SCORE will offer a series of 10 seminars focused on developing and sustaining nonprofits. The first five sessions address important internal structures and operations. Then in October and November the emphasis will shift to outreach and fundraising. Participants will have a choice of in-person or online Zoom attendance. Cost is $20 per person per session. In person attendance is open to fully-vaccinated participants who will also be asked to wear a mask and to social distance during the workshop. Topics include: September 8, 2021 – Starting & Developing a Successful Nonprofit September 16, 2021 – Board [...]
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, SBA announced a new initiative to encourage borrowers with PPP loans of less than $150,000 to apply for loan forgiveness sooner rather than later. SBA notified banks (which were responsible for issuing PPP loans) that SBA is setting up its own online portal so that borrowers can apply for loan forgiveness directly with SBA. The SBA portal will likely be more streamlined and require less documentation than the banks’ loan forgiveness process. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Femrite at email@example.com.
Employers can mandate employees get the COVID-19 vaccine subject to reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, medical conditions, or a sincerely held religious belief. But many employers instead want to offer bonuses and other incentives to vaccinated employees. The EEOC has confirmed that employers may offer vaccination incentives to employees as long as the incentives are “not so substantial as to be coercive.” Employers may offer these incentives to employees to provide documentation or other confirmation of vaccination from a third party, such as a pharmacy or health department. Request only proof of vaccination; be clear you do not [...]