Conscientious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Rights and Responsibilities

COVID-19 vaccine mandates continue expanding, including President Biden’s recent announcement to require all employers with at least 100 employees to likewise impose such requirements. Meanwhile, increasing voices are expressing concerns and are invoking religious, medical, and other objections to such blanket mandates. Are such objections legally valid? Should they, or must they, therefore be honored as exemptions to vaccine mandates? What about COVID-19 testing, and masking too?

How Much Liability Insurance Do Nonprofits Need?

All nonprofits should obtain sufficient insurance coverage for their organization’s activities, property, and other needs. The following article addresses liability coverage aspects for risk management purposes, such as warranted for children’s programs and other activities involving participants on the premises. It is published by permission from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. 

A Walk Through the IRS Form 1023: Applying for Section 501(c)(3) Recognition

Forming a new nonprofit organization for charitable, religious, or educational purposes? How exciting! Doing so involves careful planning, leadership development, donor prospecting, and of course nonprofit paperwork. For Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, that likely means completing the IRS Form 1023 application too. What is involved with the IRS Form 1023 application, and why is it so important not only for the coveted IRS approval but also for an organization’s long-term success? The stakes are high, the details are of critical importance, and accompanying learning-curve opportunities may be quite helpful for nonprofit leadership.