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Recent Posts in Nonprofit Formation Category

Can I obtain a copy of a nonprofit corporation's IRS Form 990 from the Texas Secretary of State?

No. Although you must file IRS Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) annually, nonprofit corporations are generally not required to file Form 990 with the Texas attorney general or the ...
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Can our Nonprofit have Members?

Yes, in accordance with Section 22.151 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TOB), a nonprofit corporation may have one or more classes of members or it may have no members at all. If the ...
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What if a provision in our bylaws is inconsistent with our Certificate of Formation?

Section 22.103 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC) controls. Sec. 22.103 provides that a provision of a certificate of formation of a corporation that is inconsistent with a bylaw controls ...
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Can our Board of Directors just change the bylaws without the members Voting on it?

That depends. There are several situations where that is entirely permissible. Section 22.102 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC) controls Section 22.012 provides that: (a) The initial ...
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Staffing your Foundation Team

I just setup a private family foundation. Can I hire a staff to run it? The answer often turns on the size of the foundation assets and its total annual charitable budget. The real question is how ...
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Can a Texas for-profit entity merge with a Texas nonprofit corporation?

Yes, this is possible. However, the reverse is not true. Section 10.108 of the Business Organizations Code (BOC) prohibits a Texas nonprofit corporation may not convert to a for-profit entity. If your ...
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I am not a U.S. Citizen, can I start a Texas nonprofit corporation?

The organizer or organizers of the nonprofit corporation must execute, acknowledge and file the certificate of formation. Under the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC), only one organizer is ...
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What's the Difference Between a Church and a Religious Organization?

Question: What’s the Difference Between a Church and a Religious Organization? Answer: Let’s first do what we can to define the terms and then address the question. As we all know the ...
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What is the Difference Between a 501(c) (3) and a 501 (c) (4) Organization?

Question: What is the Difference Between a 501(c) (3) and a 501 (c) (4) Organization? Answer: A 501(c)(3) organization is a nonprofit organization created for charitable, religious, educational, ...
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Why is a 501(h) election important to nonprofits engaged in lobbying?

Many nonprofits are under the impression that lobbying is forbidden or severely restricted, but that is not entirely the case. The fact is that nonprofits need to be very careful about blindly ...
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Can I form a Nonprofit LLC?

Question? Can I setup my Nonprofit as an LLC? Answer: Yes, but only under very limited circumstances would this be of benefit. In order to understand why, let’s break the one question into its ...
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  • At Our Firm, We Enjoy What We Do!

    Making a difference and helping others is what we do. Learn more about our firm!

    Meet the Attorneys
  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Nonprofit?

    You will encounter many complexities when starting a nonprofit, and may need legal help.

    Why Hire an Attorney?
  • Start Your Business Off Right

    It is crucial that your nonprofit be setup correctly to avoid problems and ensure your success.

    Find Out What Needs to Be Done
  • We Can't Wait to Hear
    From You!

    Have a question about nonprofit law? Contact us today for a free consultation.

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