501(c)(3) or 509(a)? Your public charity is both.

Today is the Big Share! Don’t miss the opportunity to support 70 local nonprofits dedicated to building a fair, just community and protecting the environment through this Community Shares of Wisconsin online giving event: http://www.thebigshare.org. Thanks to Community Shares and their Big Share partner, Madison Community Foundation, for hosting this event to support the important work of these organizations. And there will be another big share (of information) this week at the annual Wisconsin Nonprofit Association Conference: http://wisconsinnonprofits.org/Conference2015 , which is taking place in Madison on Thursday. With today’s focus on charitable donations to 501(c)(3) organizations, I want to [...]

By |2015-03-03T15:38:52+00:00March 3rd, 2015|501(c)(3), Definition, Events, Nonprofit, Private Foundation, Public Charity|Comments Off on 501(c)(3) or 509(a)? Your public charity is both.

The Upside of Winter (plus a few important deadlines…)

Greetings! I find the upside of the winter season (Yes, upside. I'll never outgrow my California roots...) is that I can take advantage of the slightly quieter times to focus on organization and business details. Well, our mild-ish winter has brought an all-but-mild workload. So, before January completely escapes me, I want to post about a few important issues. Great Board Training Opportunity in Madison! I would like to call attention to this great training opportunity by Melanie Schmidt as part of her "Building Better Boards" series. Below is a blurb on Melanie's session: Nonprofit organizations have one thing [...]

By |2015-01-26T19:22:24+00:00January 26th, 2015|Events, Nonprofit|Comments Off on The Upside of Winter (plus a few important deadlines…)

Welcome and Happy Holidays from Scholz Nonprofit Law!

Dear friends, Welcome to the new Scholz Nonprofit Law website and my new blog!  We hope to make it easier to share information with you - - answers to client questions that may be of interest to a larger audience, snippets about community activities, and the occasional musings of Melissa.  Plus, we like the updated look and the chance to show off the photographs of our local photographer friend, Lisa Hempstead.  You can subscribe to the blog by entering your name and email in the sidebar to the right.   As I thought about what to write in this [...]

By |2014-12-19T20:14:28+00:00December 19th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Welcome and Happy Holidays from Scholz Nonprofit Law!