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  • Nonprofit Communication in the Cellphone Age: Know the Rules and Risks

    By: Stacey L. Pine

    Originally published by ASAE The proliferation of cellphones means that nonprofits can communicate with their members and donors anywhere, anytime. But the law protects consumers from unwanted "robocalls" and text messages on their mobile phones. Nonprofits need to know the rules before they...

  • Update for Social Welfare Organizations

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE

    The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) created the new IRS section 506. This section requires social welfare organizations (those claiming exemption under § 501(c)(4)) to provide notice to the IRS of their existence no later than 60 days after their formation.   The...

  • WTP's Kimberly Min quoted in Baltimore Sun: "A 'Field of Dreams' in Mt. Washington for Roland Park Baseball Leagues"

    Kimberly Min was quoted in The Baltimore Sun on 3/31, on efforts to secure a new playing field for the Roland Park Baseball League, “A ‘Field of Dreams’ in Mt. Washington for Roland Park Baseball Leagues,” featured RPBL’s legal expert Kimberly Min.  “With Min's extensive experience in public/...

  • Election 2016: Know the Rules for Supporting Candidates

    By: James A. Kahl

    Originally published by ASAE in Associations Now Plus Elections pose abundant opportunities for associations to support candidates aligned with members' interests. But the law governing election-related activities by associations has shifted drastically in recent years. Before your organization...

  • Associate Dentist Misclassification: Are You Making This Mistake?

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Having an additional dentist in the office can have numerous advantages. But misclassifying the associate dentist is a potentially pricey mistake that you should avoid.

  • Recent Developments - Amending Virginia HOA Governing Documents

    By: Andrew J. Terrell

    The Supreme Court of Virginia published an opinion relating to the process of amending the Declaration of a Property Owners Association.  The case titled Steven F. Tvardek, Jr., et al. v. Powhattan Village Homeowners Association, Inc., ruled that an Amended Declaration is not effective unless...

  • Prince George's County Council Recently Adopts New Legislation Establishing a Commission on Common Ownership Communities

    By: Kevin A. Kernan

    The Prince George’s County Council recently adopted new legislation that establishes a Commission on Common Ownership Communities (the “PGCCOC”).  The Commission will be composed of nine (9) members appointed by the County Executive. Five (5) of the members will be selected from unit or lot...

  • Are District of Columbia Condominium Associations Required to Register with DCRA and/or Obtain Business Licenses?

    By: Michelle L. LaRue

    The registration and licensing requirements of condominium associations in the District of Columbia vary depending upon several factors. REGISTRATION

  • The Basics of Board Committee Structure

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE

    Originally published by ASAE. From standing and ad hoc committees to task forces and advisory councils, a board accomplishes its work through a variety of smaller groups. Associations need to regularly evaluate their existing committee structure and be ready to adjust it based on the organization’s...

  • Why You Should Review Your Employee Classifications

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman, Tiffany M. Releford

    Originally published in Associations Now Plus, an ASAE publication. With new Department of Labor regulations on the horizon, proper classification of employees as exempt or nonexempt is more important than ever. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that you're prepared for a possible rule...