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Incorporation & Bylaws

Details: In general, the articles of incorporation serve like an organization’s declaration of independence, while the bylaws are analogous to its constitution and laws. The articles of incorporation set up the basic terms of the corporation, such as its purpose and board of directors. …

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Starting a Nonprofit

Details: In general, the articles of incorporation serve like an organization’s declaration of independence, while the bylaws are analogous to its constitution and laws. The articles of incorporation set up the basic terms of the corporation, such as its purpose and board of directors.

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Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Details: The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility, and accountability. The 11 accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business sector. The 192 management practices provide specific guidelines for individual organizations to evaluate and

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Revisions to the state’s wage-and-hour laws enacted

Details: The Minnesota legislature recently enacted sweeping revisions to the state’s wage-and-hour laws to combat “wage theft.” Veena Iyer, attorney at Nilan Johnson Lewis, developed these key takeaways for nonprofit employers. Effective July 1, 2019, employers face more onerous notice and recordkeeping requirements, including the obligation to:

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Policies & practices for nonprofit success

Details: opportunity laws. Therefore, decisions about recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, and all similar employment decisions must be made without

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Details: The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to …

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Resources Detail

Details: Comply with laws that affect all employers, including Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Organization, Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Insurance Contribution Acts, COBRA and Family Medical Leave Act.

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for Nonprofit Excellence

Details: broad organizational awareness of laws and regulations related to fundrais-ing, licensing, financial accountability, human resources, lobbying, politi-cal advocacy and taxation. The Principles and Practices presume that each organization is in compliance with applicable laws, including Minnesota

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Association Health Plan

Details: This is a legal requirement under Minnesota insurance laws. Specifically, in this context of an association-sponsored health plan, Minnesota law prohibits MCN from directly soliciting, offering, or selling an insurance policy to its members within the first 30 days of membership.

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Federal Filing Stage

Details: IRS Publication 557 — Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization. This 80-page “instruction manual” lays out the federal laws regulating tax-exempt organizations. It is available free and serves as a useful reference guide for filing requirements, employment issues, lobbying expenditures, and many other complex nonprofit issues regulated by IRS codes.

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Resources & Tools

Details: Resources & Tools. MCN's Nonprofit Resources is an online library of nonprofit management best practices, tips, and strategies. Use these resources to learn about nonprofits and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector, how to start a nonprofit in Minnesota, and how organizations can more effectively accomplish its …

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Details: The 501 (h) election is a very simple one-page form ( IRS Form 5768) that can be filed with the IRS at any time, which greatly clarifies the rules under which nonprofits can lobby. Electing to use the 501 (h) expenditure test can maximize the organization’s lobbying activity and provides the organization with clear guidelines for how to proceed.

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Publication Detail

Details: At just $25, this easy-to-use handbook is a great tool for those who are beginning the start-up process, those who are just thinking about starting a nonprofit, and those who just want to know more about Minnesota's laws and regulations for nonprofits. Published by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2017.

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Details: Legal Authority. It is a crime to intentionally or knowingly alter, destroy, conceal or falsify any record or document with intent to impede, obstruct, or influence a federal investigation or the administration of any other federal matter according to section 802 of SOX. 18 USCA 1519 (2009). Other state and federal laws, such as the Fair Labor

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Details: A parcel of real property may be subject to state property laws and environmental laws. An automobile or other vehicle may be subject to licensing regulations and emissions tests. Form 990 Disclosure. An affirmative answer to Part IV, questions 29 or 30 trigger the requirement to complete Schedule M.

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Additional Resources

Details: Priced low for small budgets, this easy-to-use handbook is a great tool for those who are beginning the start-up process, those who are just thinking about starting a nonprofit, and those who just want to know more about Minnesota's laws and regulations for nonprofits.

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Finance & Legal

Details: Finance & Legal Resources. Nonprofits have an obligation to act as responsible stewards in managing their financial resources, as well as comply with all legal financial requirements, in order to produce reliable financial information, ensure fiscal responsibility, and build public trust.

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What Nonprofit Staff Can Say About the Election

Details: Ballot measures are about laws not candidates. You may discuss the pros and cons of a ballot measure unless policy at your organization not to. You can also tell them that the organization doesn’t have an official position on ballot questions. Can I support candidates in my personal time? Yes.

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AT WORK ORGANIZATIONS

Details: Laws are able to fix or offer remedies, consequences to these conflicts or misunderstandings Personal Relationships, cultures, morale and workplace environments: We take care of each other, add human element to procedures and policies. Amhorizons copyright 2019 EQUITY LENS 12 Homogeneous ----- Heterogeneous Monocultural ----- Intercultural

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COVID-19: What nonprofits need to know

Details: COVID-19: What nonprofits need to know. In recent months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated the global news cycle, with concerns about an outbreak in the U.S. increasing daily. As information — some accurate and valuable, some not — floods our media outlets, social media, and conversations, it is important for Minnesota nonprofits to

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Resources Detail

Details: Gross gambling profits can only be spent for gambling expenses and lawful purposes. Gambling expenses are all expenses directly related to the conduct of gambling. Examples are gambling supplies, rent, license fees and wages of gambling workers. Expenses are limited to 70 percent of gross profits for bingo and 60 percent for other gambling.

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Template Articles of Incorporation

Details: forming the corporation under the laws of the State of Minnesota and certify I have executed these Articles of Incorporation this _____ day of _____, 20__. Incorporator Name _____ Incorporator Address, City, State, ZIP _____

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Volunteer Management

Details: Volunteer Management. Volunteers’ ideas, energy, and ability to connect with others are crucial resources for nonprofit organizations to perform their role in society. Engaging volunteers is an essential part of the early stages of the life cycle of many nonprofits and also builds the capacity of nonprofits at any stage of the organization cycle.

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Resources Detail

Details: Because money spent influencing voters is an increasingly integral aspect of American elections, campaign finance laws have been created to disclose ballot measure and other campaign spending to the public. If you spend more than $5,000 in one calendar year to defeat or support a statewide ballot measure question, you must register with the

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Forms, Fees, & Publications

Details: Form 990. Description: Files tax return for tax-exempt organizations with gross receipts greater than or equal to $200,000 or total assets that are greater than or equal to $500,000 at the end of the year. Nonprofits are encouraged to review Instructions for Form 990. Type: Form. Fee: None.

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Group Health Insurance Benefit Options for …

Details: • There are MN laws that regulate AHPs (more than 80 associations operate in MN today). • For over 20 years, MCN members have wondered if MCN can create a pooled health insurance program to help improve their access to health benefits, plan control, and affordability.

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Details: Federal and State Laws and Affect Downsizing. In severe downsizing situations, such as a nonprofit closing its doors, the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) or a similar state law may apply. WARN only applies to those nonprofits with 100 or more full- or part-time employees, who, in aggregate, work at least

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How the COVID-19 economic stimulus bill would affect

Details: Section 2204. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap.

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Marie Ellis Named Public Policy Director at the …

Details: “One of MCN’s top priorities is tracking and weighing in on laws and government actions that affect the nonprofit sector,” said Jon Pratt, MCN executive director. “We’re excited to have Marie join our organization and put her breadth of legislative advocacy and coalition building experience to work for Minnesota’s nonprofits.”

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Special Edition: A Session Wrap-Up Where We …

Details: comply with employment laws and the new FLSA overtime rules, and it will be a significant adjustment for many nonprofit employers. Both the MCN and U.S. Department of Labor websites have information to help employers adapt to the new rules. Additionally, some nonprofits may choose to consult an employment lawyer to ensure a smooth transition.

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PowerPoint Presentation

Details: Be wary of federal and state medical privacy laws. No clear exemption from EPSLA for five of the six reasons. E.g. If employee needs to care for parent who was directed to self-quarantine by a doctor due to COVID-19 concerns…small employers must provide up to 80 hours of paid leave for that employee.

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Staying Nonpartisan: Permissible Election Activities …

Details: your state’s campaign spending disclosure laws regarding ballot measures. 8. Encourage People to Vote o Send reminders to your staff, clients and constituents about voting in the next election and why voting is important. o Nonprofits may conduct any type of get out the vote activity to …

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A to Z of Human Resources: HR Compliance

Details: Miscellaneous Minnesota employment laws; Event Details This workshop is one session of a two-part series. The second session is HR Best Practices on June 8 from 9-11 a.m. Use the registration button on this page to register only for the HR Compliance workshop, or register for the full series for $65 for members and $90 for nonmembers.

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Health Plans, UBIT, and MCN and Minimum Wage …

Details: nesota’s tax laws interact with federal law, that put a big job in front of state policymakers. The federal bill included large perma-nent tax cuts for corporations and a complex set of income tax changes for individuals and families. The bill gave the largest tax cuts to …

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