First, let's remember what we talked about.

The goal of this quiz is not to test your knowledge, but rather to reinforce the most important pieces that you learned about nonprofit law. If you don't answer a question correctly, don't worry. Read the correct answer and think about why how this applies to your board.

As always, if you have questions please get in touch with us: or (855) 299-2922.

QUESTION 1: If a nonprofit corporation is asking the public for donations, what second registration might it need in Washington State?
A) Charitable organization
B) Tax-exempt organization
C) Social welfare organization
D) 501(c)(3)

QUESTION 2: It is federal law that you must send a WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of a donation (also called a substantiation) for single contributions of this amount or more:
A) $50
B) $100
C) $250
D) $500

QUESTION 3: OVERTIME wage rules do not apply to nonprofits.
A) True
B) False
C) It depends

QUESTION 4: Nonprofits engage a lot of non-employees in their work, namely volunteers, interns, and independent contractors. Each of them has their own set of rules that go with them. Think about which of these types of non-employees your organization engages. Describe the systems you have in place to make sure they are being engaged legally.

Second, watch this video

You work hard to raise money. So let’s talk about two communications pieces to make sure you can keep what you raise and bring board members along with you. Watch this video about COMMUNICATION. It gives you two ideas to consider related to fundraising and communications.

Third, take Two Steps Forward

We invite you to take two steps forward from where you are now. Here are two topics to explore and bring back to your organization.

  1. Understand liquor law as it relates to nonprofit fundraising events. Even though your fundraising events are designed to support a great cause, state law related to liquor, cannabis, and gambling still apply. If you are holding a fundraising event, take time to understand the law and how you can best follow it.
  2. Implement an anti-discrimination policy and learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within nonprofits. As the National Council of Nonprofits article points out, nonprofits face both a moral imperative to take action around equity and a practical call for inclusion. Organizations that limit discrimination and champion diverse perspectives make better decisions.



Fourth, share what you’ve learned

Find the entire Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits curriculum, videos, kit, and key documents here. Invite fellow board members to watch a video.

Have questions? Connect with your peers in the nonprofit sector through the Next Level Nonprofit LinkedIn group.