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BUS-202: Nonprofit Organizations Law

3 credits

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration or Accounting (6/21) (6/22 administrative review)

This course has been evaluated and recommended for 3 credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and may be transferred to over 1,500 colleges and universities.



Welcome to LawShelf’s video-course on the law of nonprofit organizations. This course discusses the purposes, formation procedures and governance rules of nonprofits. This is an intermediate level course, and it is recommended that the viewer come in with some knowledge of business organizations law or having taken LawShelf’s video-course on that subject.

The course starts with explanations of the landscapes under which nonprofits operate and the key distinctions between non-profit and for-profit organizations. Module 1 also discusses various types of nonprofits, including charitable organizations, labor unions and trade associations.



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Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations - Module 1 of 5


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Incorporation and Dissolution of Nonprofits - Module 2 of 5


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Statutes and Regulations - Module 3 of 5


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Governance of Nonprofit Organizations - Module 4 of 5


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Powers of Directors and Officers - Module 5 of 5


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Case Study: Bethel Ministries, Inc. v. Salmon


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Case Study: Boomer Dev., LLC v. Nat'l Ass'n of Home Builders of the United States