Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

How A Non-Profit Startup Service Can Help You Avoid Legal Challenges

by Hunter Moore

Starting up a non-profit requires that you feel passionate about the mission of your non-profit. However, you will also need to rely on services that can assist you in getting your non-profit off the ground. You will need to take steps to cover all of your legal bases and also come up with a strategic plan.

The Entity Structure

You must determine the type of entity structure because this will have tax implications. You will need documents that have clauses required by the IRS, and you will need to make sure that your non-profit is only engaging in exempt activities. For example, you will not be allowed to engage in activities that are not charitable. 

You will also need the correct dissolution language. If you are concerned with whether the structure of your non-profit is meeting all your legal obligations, you should speak with non-profit legal services. The legal services will also file articles of incorporation on your behalf.

Grant Funding

If one of your goals is to receive grant funding for your non-profit, you'll need legal services that have experience setting up a non-profit for this purpose. You will need to do more than simply pursue a non-profit incorporation status.


You must set up rules for your non-profit known as bylaws, and they must be simple but effective. For example, you will need to determine how many individuals will be on your board and whether you will have term limits for membership.

There are many forms to fill out when you are starting a non-profit organization, and it is easy to become confused. However, an attorney can help you avoid mistakes so you can start your non-profit organization with confidence and can also perform much of the legwork so you can focus on your core responsibilities.

Federal 501(c) Tax Exemption

To receive a tax exemption, you must make sure that you meet all of the requirements. You will want to clarify whether any of your directors are related, how you will fundraise, how funds will be sent internationally, and whether you have a 4-year budget.

Oftentimes, to receive non-profit services, you will simply need to pay a flat fee. Then, every essential step you must follow to start your non-profit organization will be taken care of for you. You will also be provided with other services such as a name search for your non-profit to make sure that your non-profit organization has a unique name.

Reach out to a local non-profit startup service to learn more.


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Good Fences And Not So Good Neighbors: Property Law 101

If you've recently moved into a new house and your neighbors are claiming you've infringed on their property line with your new fence, you may not know what to do. Sure, the idea of contacting a lawyer can be intimidating, but if your neighbors are insistent that you're on their property and you can't prove otherwise, an attorney may be the best choice. I created this site to help people just like you understand the laws surrounding property boundaries, real estate claims, and similar issues. I hope that the information here will give you some clarity as to whether or not you need to consult an attorney to protect your interests.