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Five Critical Actions Hawaii’s Nonprofits Should Review Now

Authored by: Tom Pierce (Fall 2010)


Hawaii Resources

Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) (HANO, whose mission “unites and strengthens the nonprofit sector as a collective force to improve the quality of life in Hawaii,” is a great resource for Hawaii nonprofits, providing a variety of workshops, tools and other support for Hawaii nonprofits)

Hawaii Community Foundation (The Hawai‘i Community Foundation is a public, statewide, charitable services and grantmaking organization supported by donor contributions for the benefit of Hawai‘i’s people. Among its services is providing donor advised funds for philanthropists who do not want to operate private foundations.)

Hawaii Attorney General Charity Resources (providing a variety of good links to state and federal resources)

AG and DCCA Guidance:  Think Twice Before Forming A New Charity

Tax Facts from the Hawaii Department of Taxation (explains how state taxes differ from federal taxes for nonprofits, including explaining why many Hawaii nonprofits must pay the Hawaii general excise tax)

Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act, Chapter 414D

The Regulation of Public Charities and Private Foundations in Hawaii (a good summary of the Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act provided by one of the Hawaii Attorney General’s attorneys)

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