If your nonprofit provides facility usage to another organization, could its property consequently lose tax-exempt qualification? That question often becomes extremely important to many organizations as they consider potential opportunities for revenue generation, wise stewardship of their resources, and issues involving current guest users who may or may not imperil this coveted tax-exempt status. This question becomes even more acute when a nonprofit organization seeks to submit a tax exemption application for property with third-party usage, or when potential tax liability for losing exemption is not presently known or otherwise factored into facility usage fees that are charged to third parties. It thus warrants careful attention and the legally correct answer!
Employees often are a nonprofit’s greatest asset. Passionate for the cause, knowledgeable about the organization’s donors and operations, and promoting the mission with loyal dedication, they can be nothing short of invaluable. But what happens if an employee leaves a nonprofit, taking that knowledge and experience elsewhere – perhaps to another nonprofit with a similar mission focus and perhaps even competing financial sources and participant activities? May the first nonprofit employer prohibit the employee from “competing” as part of the person’s new work?
No doubt, our recent times have been epochal – significantly affecting individuals, nonprofits, and much more. We’ve seen a pandemic, racial tension, mass shootings, protests, war, incredible social media influence, and increasing division on social issues. We all have been deeply impacted and forced to change in countless ways. As the non-profit sector seeks to continue improving and impacting communities through educational, health, social, religious-based, and other services and activities, nonprofits should newly assess the ways they address agreements with other parties.