A lot of the questions I receive here on the blog are about legal issues that religious and non-profit organizations face. Do I pay taxes on book sales? Can a non-profit own a for-profit business? What about product sales? These types of questions – especially administrative and governance issues – are extremely important.
That’s why Bruce Hopkins and David Middlebrook’s new book “Non-Profit Law for Religious Organizations” is a great resource. It’s easy to understand, and covers a wealth of issues and subjects. Get it. Make sure it’s on the bookshelf of your administrator or COO. I always recommend an attorney and CPA’s advice, but for the quick answers you need on a wide range of issues, this reference is hard to beat.