Overview: Our Winston-Salem nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt organization attorneys represent not-for-profit organizations in all aspects of organization and operation. We advise nonprofit clients in nonprofit business planning from identifying appropriate charitable purposes to organization under state law to applications for tax exemption under appropriate sections of the Internal Revenue Code. We advise a broad spectrum of charitable organizations including both private foundations and public charities. Additionally, our attorneys frequently meet with nonprofit clients to assist with operational matters, such as corporate governance, IRS reporting requirements, nonprofit best practices, and even fundraising and development. We also assist nonprofit clients with the IRS inquiries.
Corporate Governance: Our attorneys work closely with the officers, directors, and management of our nonprofit clients to implement sound policies regarding governance, management and day to day operations. We encourage our nonprofit clients to frequently review corporate bylaws, board policies, and management guidelines to encourage nonprofit clients to more efficiently and effectively utilize their resources to benefit the client’s nonprofit business or charitable purpose.
Reporting Requirements: Our attorneys work with financial officers, treasurers, and certified public accountants to assist in the proper filing of both state and federal informational and income tax returns for nonprofit entities and tax exempt organizations.
Fundraising and Development: Our attorneys meet with development officers and board members to educate and guide nonprofit charitable clients in fundraising through campaigns for present gifts as well as planned gifts. We advise and assist both nonprofit clients and potential donors with effective strategies to help maximize the value of gifts to the charity and for estate planning and tax purposes for the donor.