Regulation of Nonprofit Organizations

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REGULATION OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS The California Attorney General is responsible for the regulation of nonprofit organizations for public policy reasons.  The Attorney General represents all the public beneficiaries of charity, who cannot sue in their own right.  Therefore, all charities must register with the Attorney General and the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts maintains public files and financial reports for all charities registered in California.  The Attorney General has the power to oversee the operations of Public Benefit Corporations. The Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Section has investigative audit powers and may bring [...]

Regulation of Nonprofit Organizations2020-03-22T12:59:08-07:00

Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

WHAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE NONPROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION? Membership for a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation is optional.  The reasons for providing membership in a nonprofit include: (1) Attract funds through membership, or (2) Establish support in the community.  However, many administrative burdens are associated with forming a membership organization and it is more common for a nonprofit to not have members.   If the nonprofit includes membership, the Bylaws must address the controlling provisions for membership such as qualifications, method of selection, expulsion, dues and fees, notice and frequency of meetings, the number required for a quorum to make decisions, [...]

Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation2020-03-20T22:42:39-07:00

Form A Nonprofit Organization

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO FORM A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION? There are many steps involved to form a nonprofit organization.  In California, a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation may be formed by completing certain steps.  These include: Name Availability ($10.00 Fee): It is best to check the availability of a particular name for the nonprofit corporation and reserve the name with the Secretary of State.  Articles of Incorporation ($30.00 Fee): The Articles of Incorporation is the formal document that legally creates the corporation and must be filed with the Secretary of State.  The Articles must specify the charitable purpose of the organization, [...]

Form A Nonprofit Organization2020-03-13T21:40:28-07:00