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Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization

Elizabeth Schmidt 

University of Massachusetts Amherst,

2011.  Approx. 650 pages.  Paperback.  ISBN: 978-0-7355-9846-1.
With Teacherís Manual.

About the Book

An accessible casebook that examines the legal issues associated with every aspect of a Section 501(c)(3) organizationís life cycle, Non Profit Law is enhanced by rich notes, questions, and problems.  Students become familiar with the state and federal rules concerning nonprofit organizations, as well as the trust, corporate, tax, and other regulatory issues that nonprofit managers and their lawyers face.    

A focused and manageable casebook, Non Profit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization features:
  • cradle-to-grave organization of topics
  • a balanced treatment of the theory and application of state and federal rules concerning Section 501(c)(3) organizations
  • thorough coverage of trust, corporate, tax, and other regulatory issues that nonprofit managers face
  • a student-friendly presentation that does not require a background in trust, tax, or corporations law
  • all relevant statues are included in the text
  • introductions to other types of tax-exempt organizations and differences in tax treatment, barring excessive digression from the central topic
  • unique optional exercises with which to create a virtual nonprofit organization, which then becomes the basis for additional hypothetical questions
  • teaching objectives listed at the start of every chapter
  • questions to guide reading and enrich study throughout the text
  • notes that add context and perspective 
  • one or more problems in each chapter that can be used in class or assigned
  • a comprehensive Teacherís Manual that explains the object of each case, statute, and concept and provides answers to the problems and exercises