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An Athlete's Guide to Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organizations, and Community Impact: International Operations of U.S. Charities (Part 3 of 3)
Nov 17, 2021
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The world is increasingly a global community, and this phenomenon is equally visible in sports as in the business and social arenas. With professional sports leagues spanning national borders in Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Associa...
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An Athlete's Guide to Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organizations, and Community Impact: Process and Pitfalls of Forming Nonprofit Organizations (Part 2 of 3)
Nov 15, 2021
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As discussed in prior articles, there are several options for tax-incentivized giving, ranging from the informal and low-involvement to complex and highly involved structures. Many choose to adopt a more formal approach to giving back by forming and...
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An Athlete's Guide to Philanthropy, Nonprofit Organizations, and Community Impact: Philanthropy 101—Options for Giving (Part 1 of 3)
Nov 10, 2021
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A fundamental principle of sports competition is bringing your best self to the playing field. That principle applies equally to life outside of sports, and although Charles Barkley famously declared himself to be no role model, fame gives athletes...
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Evolution of NIL—Donor Funded NIL Groups
Nov 08, 2021
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As NCAA institutions, athletes, and other stakeholders continue to adjust to the new normal of name, image, and likeness deals for college athletes, a new trend is emerging: donor and alumni led third party organizations focused on helping athletes g...
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Burr Takes Aim . . . This Time at Non-Taxable Scholarships
On September 29, 2021 Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced legislation that would cause student-athletes to pay federal income tax on athletic scholarships if those student-athletes earn more than $20,000 in receipts from monetizing their name, ima...
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NLRB General Counsel Declares That College Athletes Are Employees
On September 29, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (the “GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued General Counsel Memorandum 21-08 (“GC Memo”) announcing that scholarship athletes at private universities playing football in the...
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