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Nonprofit Regulation Compliance: Sweepstakes and Other Prize Promotions

Nonprofit Regulation Compliance: Sweepstakes and Other Prize Promotions

August 8, 2019 at 10:32 AM - compliance,

In her latest ACC Docket article, Outside GC's Lakshmi Sarma Ramani discusses the use of prize promotions, such as sweepstakes and contests, by nonprofit organizations, highlighting their obligation to comply with federal and state prize promotion laws despite being exempt from other tax laws.  

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What Nonprofits Should Know About Anticorruption Laws

What Nonprofits Should Know About Anticorruption Laws

June 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM - compliance,

Outside GC's Lakshmi Sarma Ramani regularly advises nonprofit organizations on a wide range of legal and business issues. In her latest ACC Docket article, Ramani reminds nonprofits to be mindful of their anticorruption responsibilities in the U.S and abroad, including those arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  

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An Overview of the U.S. State Fundraising Regulations for Tax Exempt Organizations

An Overview of the U.S. State Fundraising Regulations for Tax Exempt Organizations

April 9, 2019 at 3:37 PM - compliance,

In her latest ACC Docket article, Outside GC attorney Lakshmi Sarma Ramani reviews U.S. state fundraising regulations which apply to nonprofit organizations and their corporate partners.

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How the Nonprofit Landscape Will Change in 2019

How the Nonprofit Landscape Will Change in 2019

January 29, 2019 at 1:48 PM - Privacy,

Nonprofit legal departments can expect changes in 2019 due to new federal and state laws passed last year. Lakshmi Sarma Ramani, a member with our Washington D.C.-based team, offers an overview of the key issues that may impact nonprofits in her latest ACC Docket article.

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Political Activity for Tax-Exempt Organizations

Political Activity for Tax-Exempt Organizations

October 25, 2018 at 10:53 AM - Nonprofits,

In this timely ACC Docket piece, Lakshmi Sarma Ramani (Washington D.C.-area team) reviews the IRS rules related to general lobbying and political campaign activity which apply to tax-exempt organizations.

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The "Outside" GC: A New Opportunity for In-House Lawyers

September 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM - On-Demand General Counsel,

"I think one of the best indicators of career satisfaction for an on-demand GC is that, like me, many lawyers choose this role at the pinnacle of their in-house careers. I am able to continue pursuing a professionally challenging career, while maintaining control over my time and my life," explains Outside GC Member, Lakshmi Sarma Ramani, in her recent article published in the ACC Docket's July/August issue. 

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State Regulatory Oversight of Tax-Exempt Organizations

State Regulatory Oversight of Tax-Exempt Organizations

July 25, 2018 at 5:57 PM - compliance,

Tax-exempt organizations must become increasingly aware of the regulatory landscape in which they operate. In this ACC Docket article, Lakshmi Sarma-Ramani, a Member with our Washington D.C.-based team, provides an overview of state oversight areas that carry registration or reporting requirements. 

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Does GDPR Apply to Nonprofits?

Does GDPR Apply to Nonprofits?

April 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM - EU Laws,

The GDPR goes into effect on May 25th. In this ACC Docket article, Lakshmi Sarma Ramani, a member of our Washington D.C.-area team, reviews its applicability to nonprofit organizations.

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