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Month: September 2016

Hmm, Maybe a Scoreboard Wasn’t Quite What This Donor Thought He Was Funding

Hmm, Maybe a Scoreboard Wasn’t Quite What This Donor Thought He Was Funding

Here’s one you can file under, “Complying With the Letter of the Law Won’t Necessarily Keep You Out of Trouble.” The University of New Hampshire seems to have been, legally speaking, properly handling a testamentary donation when it used one fourth of the $4 million that thrifty library cataloguer Robert Morin saved and left to the college for–are you ready?–a football scoreboard. Mr. Morin had, it appears true, made a mostly unrestricted gift. By law, a nonprofit that receives such a gift must simply put…

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New Edition of “Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits” Hits the Shelves!

New Edition of “Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits” Hits the Shelves!

Nolo’s all-around guide to raising money for small to mid-size charitable organization has been a success since it was first published, not only becoming a resource for not nonprofit staff, but used at many universities to teach fundraising principles. We’re please to announce that the book has just been released in its fifth edition. Like every Nolo book, we take pains to update and freshen it up before issuing a new version. This latest one features: Detailed new advice on running a…

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New York Enacts New Boating-While-Intoxicated Legislation

New York Enacts New Boating-While-Intoxicated Legislation

By John McCurley On August 16, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Tiffany Heitkamp’s Law. The new legislation—which takes effect November 1, 2016—increases the boating-while-intoxicated (BWI) penalties for most offenders with prior drunk-driving convictions. In New York, anyone with a prior offense who’s convicted of either BWI or DWI is subject to greater penalties. But whether the prior offense was a BWI or a DWI can make a big difference. Under current New York law, a BWI conviction is punished…

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Adult Kid Living at Home? You’re Not Alone, And It’s Not Forever

Adult Kid Living at Home? You’re Not Alone, And It’s Not Forever

Pricey rental markets, low housing inventory and high home costs, crushing student debt loads, and difficulty finding jobs are adding up to an unmistakable U.S. trend: kids moving back in with mom and dad after graduating from a college or university. If you live in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Florida, or California, the odds of having a child living at home are especially high, according to an August 18, 2016 analysis from Stateline. Feel better now that you know it’s not…

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