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Keeping Your Board Engaged (Easier Said Than Done)

How to Increase Donations by 39%

10 Tips for Keeping Your Board Fired Up and in Action for the Cause

How I Broke Through My #1 Problem with My Board

New Year’s Resolutions for Board Members

Top 10 Year-end Fundraising Strategies to Put You Over Goal on December 31

No-Ask Fundraising: Six High-Impact Jobs for Board Members

Four Steps to Take Board Members from Fear of Fundraising to Enthusiasm

The Fired-Up Board: Preparing Your Board Members for Fundraising

The Myths and Realities of Board Members and Fundraising

Five Fundraising Mistakes We Make With Our Board

More Nonprofit Resources

Going for Consensus, Not Robert’s Rules

Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

New Year’s Resolutions for Board Members


Publication 892, Exempt Organizations Appeal Procedures

for Unagreed Issues

Fast Track Settlement of Examinations Issues

Applying for Tax-Exemption: An Overview

Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exempt

Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Form 1023 Instructions

Form 1024, Application for Exemption Under Section 501(a)

Form 1024 Instructions

Publication 557, Tax Exempt Status for Your Organization

Publication 4220, Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?

Publication 526, Charitable Contributions

Publication 1771, Charitable Organizations:

Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Publication 1828, Tax Guide For Churches and Religious Organizations

Church Examinations – Proposed Regulations

Publication 4386, Compliance Checks Examination, Audit or Compliance Check

Publication 4221-NC, Compliance Guide for Tax-Exempt Organizations

(other than 501(c)(3) Public Charities and Private Foundations)

Pub. 4221-PC, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities

Pub. 4221-PF, Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations

Publication 3833, Disaster Relief, Providing Assistance

Through Charitable Organizations

Disclosure Requirements Module of Stay Exempt Workshop

Electronic Health Records Software Directive

FAQs About the Electronic Health Records Software Directive

Employment Issues Module of StayExempt Workshop

Exempt Employer’s Toolkit – (Forms & Publications)

Publication 15, (Circular E) Employer’s Tax Guide

Publication 15-A, Employers Supplementary Tax Guide

Publication 1779, Independent Contractor or Employee Brochure

EO Forms and Publications (EOTax Kit)

EO Tax Law Training Articles

EO Update (e-Newsletter)

e-Postcard filing system

Final Regulations: T.D. 9454: Notification Requirement for Tax-Exempt Entities Not Currently Required to File (“e-Postcard regs)

Executive Compensation Compliance Initiative

Executive Compensation Reporting on Form 990

Frequently Asked Questions About Exempt Organizations

Forms and Instructions for Exempt Organizations

Form 990 – Forms, Schedules and Instructions

Form 990 Case Study-Getting Started

Video Series

Form 990 Attachments

Reporting Executive Compensation (Part VII and Schedule J)

Reporting Foreign Activities

Governance (Part VI)

Public Support and Public Charity Status (Schedule A)

Related Organizations (Schedule R)

Tranactions with Interested Parties (Schedule L)

Form 990 Filing Tip Archive

Form 990 Module of StayExempt Workshop

Form 990 – Redesign

Frequently Asked Questions about the 990 Redesign

Pub. 4740, The New Form 990 Check List

The Redesigned Form 990 (Parts I-IV) Minicourse

Form 990, Schedule G, Supplemental Information Regarding Fundraising or Gaming Activities

Form 990, Schedule G Instructions

Notice 1335 Gaming Activities

Notice 1340, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Raffle Prizes – Reportin Requirements and Federal Income Tax Withholding

Pub. 3079, Gaming Publication for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Phone Forum on Federal Tax and Information Reporting Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations that Conduct Gaming

Governance of Charitable Organizations

Governance Examination Materials

Check Sheet

Guide Sheet for Completion of Check Sheet

Governance Reporting on Form 990 (Part VI)

Governance – IRS training materials

Sarah Hall Ingram, Nonprofit Governance-The View from the IRS, Georgetown Law Center, (6/23/2009)

Steven T. Miller, Nonprofit Governance, Loyola University (11/20/2008)

Steven T. Miller, Nonprofit Governance and Effectiveness and Efficiency of Operations (4/24/2007)

Steven T. Miller, Issues on Nonprofit Governance, Georgetown Law School (4/23?07)

Advance Approval of Individual Grant Procedures – IRC Section 4945

Group Exemptions

Pub.4573, Group Exemptions


Guide Sheets

Help From the IRS for Exempt Organizations

Pub. 4630, The Exempt Organizations Products and Services Navigator

Guide Sheet on Health Care Providers

Interim Report of Hospital Study

Final Report of Hospital Study

Information Returns

Implementing Guidelines

Intermediate Sanctions


Excess Benefit Transactions

Excise Taxes

Internal Revenue Bulletin

Internal Revenue Manual—Part 7-Rulings and Agreements

Exempt Organizations Determinations Letter Program 7.20

Exempt Organizations Determinations Manual 7.25

Private Foundations Manual 7.26

Exempt Organizations Tax Manual 7.27

EO Disclosure Procedures 7.28

Internal Revenue Manual — Part 4 Examinations Process

4.75 Exempt Organizations Examinations Procedures

4.76 Exempt Organizations Examinations Guidelines.

Inurement – 501(c)(3) organizations

Life Cycles of an Exempt Organization

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Exempt Organizations

Lobbying and 501(c)(3) organizations

Pub.1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations

Notice 1333, Nondeductible Lobbying and Political Expenditures

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Partnerships and EOs


Non-cash Contributions

Pub. 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property

Nonprofit v. Tax-Exempt

Online Courses and Workshops (

Public Charities

501(c)(4), (5), and (6) organizations

Other Non-profits, Information for

Abatement of Late Filing Penalties

Annual Return – Failure to File

Public Disclosure Noncompliance

Priority Guidance Plan

Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA)

Political Activities Compliance Initiative (2008)

Political Activities Compliance Initiative (2006)

Political Activities Compliance Initiative (2004)

Political Campaign Intervention

FAQs About the Ban on Political Campaign Intervention

Political Campaigns and Charities minicourse

Political Organizations (Section 527)

Private Benefit/Inurement – 501(c)(3)

Private Foundations

Proxy Tax

Public Charities

Publications for Exempt Organizations

Public Inspection

Public Support Test – Advance Ruling Elimination The Wonderful World of Foundation Classification (Part I) Mini-Course

Published Guidance for EOs

Quid Pro Quo Contributions

Regional Health Information Organization Frequently Asked Questions

Religious Organizations

Pub.1828, Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations

Requirements for Exemption

Restrictions on Activities of Exempt Organizations

Retirement Plan Information for Exempt Organizations

Administrative Revocation for Non-Filing

Recent Revocations Ruling and Determination Letters

Ruling Requests

Schedules and Instructions for Form 990 Schedule A FAQs and Filing Tips

Schedule F FAQs and Filing Tips

Schedule J and Part VII Executive Compensation FAQS and Filing Tips

Schedule L FAQs and Filing Tips

Schedule R FAQS and Filing Tips

Search for Charities


Solicitation Notice

Speeches & Testimony

State Government Links of Interest to Exempt Organizations

Statistical Information About Tax Exempt Organizations

Online Mini-courses

Online Workshop for Small and Midsized Exempt Organizations

Subscribe to EO Update and other e-Newsletters

Supporting Organizations

New process for supporting organizations to change public charity classification

New Requirements for supporting organizations

Proposed Regulations – Type III Supporting Organizations

Supporting Organizations Guidesheets and Related Materials

Tax Exempt Bonds

TEGE Customer Account Services

Termination of Exempt Organization

Training Materials

Training Articles – EO Technical Instruction Program


Draft Redesigned Form 990

Executive Compensation

Gaming Activities

Rules for Exempt Organizations During an Election Year

Types of Tax-Exempt Organizations

Pub. 598, Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Tax Exempt Organizations

Unrelated Business Income Module of StayExempt Workshop

Unrelated Business Income Tax Exception and Exclusions

User Fees