The Writing Life 1980-1989

1980
In 1980, Wiley published (hardcover) my book titled Charity Under Siege: Government Regulation of Fund-Raising. Unlike the exempt organizations book, this one did not do well economically (in part because of the name, which was selected at the last minute; the book initially was to be titled Government Regulation of Fund-Raising).

Also in this year, the first supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Third Edition was published.

1981
In 1981, the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Third Edition was published.

1982
In 1982, Wiley published (hardcover) a short book I wrote by the long name of Charitable Giving and Tax-Exempt Organizations: The Impact of the 1981 Tax Act. It was not a runaway best-seller.

Another cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Third Edition was published in this year. During this year, I worked to blend the material in the cumulative supplement to this book and other material, preparing another edition.

1983
In 1983, Wiley published The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations in its fourth edition (hardcover).

Late in this year, I started my monthly newsletter, The Nonprofit Counsel (self-published).

1984
1984 brought the first supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Fourth Edition. This was also the first full year (12 issues) for The Nonprofit Counsel.

1985
In 1985, Wiley published the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Fourth Edition. I wrote 12 issues of The Nonprofit Counsel.

1986
In 1986, another cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Fourth Edition, was published. The time had come, however, for another edition of the book. I wrote 12 issues of The Nonprofit Counsel.

1987
In 1987, Wiley published The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations in its fifth edition (hardcover). Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel were also published.

A wonderful development occurred this year: Wiley assumed publication of The Nonprofit Counsel.

1988
In 1988, the first supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Fifth Edition, was published. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel were also published.

During this year, I decided the world (or at least the nation) needed a basic book on the law pertaining to nonprofit organizations. (The reason for this decision is detailed in the Preface.) I started writing it.

1989
In 1989, Wiley published (hardcover) Starting & Managing A Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide.

During this year, the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Fifth Edition, was published. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel were also published.

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