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A non-profit organization is a group organized for purposes other than generating profit and in which no part of the organization's income is distributed to its members, directors, or officers. Non-profit corporations are often termed "non-stock corporations." They can take the form of a corporation, an individual enterprise (for example, individual charitable contributions), unincorporated association, partnership, foundation (distinguished by its endowment by a founder, it takes the form of a trusteeship), or condominium (joint ownership of common areas by owners of adjacent individual units incorporated under state condominium acts). Non-profit organizations must be designated as nonprofit when created and may only pursue purposes permitted by statutes for non-profit organizations. Non-profit organizations can be churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer services organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutes, museums, and some governmental agencies.
Non-profit organizations are organized under state laws; therefore, it is important to first check if your non-profit organization is subject to any constraints under the state "Uniform Unincorporated Non-Profit Association Act". State laws also govern the solicitation privileges and accreditations requirements such as licensing and permit. If a non-profit organization is not properly established the organization may generated fines and possibly be charged with criminal offenses. The most common problem with poorly created non-profit organizations is tax issues.
Having a non-profit organization lawyer at your side is very important to assist you with all aspects of nonprofit law that you may not understand or be aware off. A non-profit organization lawyer can assist you with nonprofit corporate, tax, regulatory, charitable trust, and intellectual property law. A non-profit organization lawyer can also assist you in correctly establishing and creating your non-profit organization.
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