The Writing Life 1990-1999

1990
By 1990, government regulation of fundraising for charitable organizations was extensive. I persuaded Wiley to let me try again on that subject, and started writing.

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

1991
In 1991, Wiley published The Law of Fund-Raising (hardcover).

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

The number of books published by Wiley in the nonprofit area was increasing. Wiley decided to formally launch its Nonprofit Law, Finance, and Management Series, with me as editor. The book on fundraising law brought the total number of books in the Series to five.

1992
By this time, I was thinking about writing another book. I see the federal law pertaining to nonprofit organizations as essentially comprising three subjects: the law surrounding tax-exempt status, fundraising, and charitable giving. Thus, I started to write a book on the third of these subjects.

Also, during this year, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition, was published. The first supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising was published. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

I started writing a book about the law concerning advocacy (lobbying and political activities) by tax-exempt organizations.

1993
In 1993, Wiley published The Tax Law of Charitable Giving (hardcover). Publication of this book increased the number of books in the Series to 11.

In this year, Wiley also published Charity, Advocacy, and the Law (hardcover). This book, as it turned out, did not do well (in part, again, to the poor choice (my doing) of title).

In this year, Wiley further published A Legal Guide to Starting and Managing A Nonprofit Organization, Second Edition (softcover).

Also, during this year, the first supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition, and the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising were published. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

1994
This year brought the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition; the second cumulative supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising; the first supplement to The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; and the first supplement to Charity, Advocacy, and the Law. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

The emergence of four supplements in one year was a tip-off that I was in the monster-creating mode. Nonetheless, one of my law partners, Tom Hyatt, approached me about jointly writing a book about the law pertaining to tax-exempt health care organizations. I agreed (even though it would be a supplemented book as well).

Also, along the way, I had been working on a law dictionary in the nonprofit field. In this year, Wiley published the Nonprofit Law Dictionary (hardcover and softcover).

1995
In 1995, Wiley published The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations (hardcover), by Hyatt and Hopkins. The number of books in the Series now was 25.

This year also brought the second cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition; the third cumulative supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising; the first cumulative supplement to The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; and the first cumulative supplement to Charity, Advocacy, and the Law. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

I started work on the second edition of the fundraising book. Also, the decision was made to publish some books that would have a more general appeal; it was further decided to cast these books in a question-and-answer format

1996
In 1996, Wiley published The Law of Fund-Raising, Second Edition. By this point, the number of books in the Series was 29.

In this year, Wiley also published The Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations (softcover).

This year also brought the third cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition; the second cumulative supplement to The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; the second cumulative supplement to Charity, Advocacy, and the Law; and the first supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition, had become quite chunky; the cumulative supplement was a book in its own right. To trim this volume, the decision was made to publish the private foundation law component of it (about 200 pages) as a separate book.

Congress enacted the intermediate sanctions legislation during this year, and that certainly called for a book.

1997
In 1997, Wiley published Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance (hardcover) (with Jody Blazek as co-author). The number of books in the Series became 33.

In 1997, Wiley also published Intermediate Sanctions: Curbing Nonprofit Abuse (softcover) (D. Benson Tesdahl helped with this one).

This year also brought the fourth cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Sixth Edition; the third cumulative supplement to The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; the first supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising, Second Edition; and the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations. (Wiley decided to not continue with supplements to Charity, Advocacy, and the Law.) Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

1998
In 1998, Wiley published The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Seventh Edition. The number of books in the Series now stood at 36.

This year also brought the fourth cumulative supplement to The Tax Law of Charitable Giving; the first cumulative supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising, Second Edition; the first supplement to Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance; and the second cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

1999
In 1999, Wiley published The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Second Edition (hardcover), and The Second Legal Answer Book for Nonprofit Organizations (softcover). The number of books in the Series now totaled 55.

This year also brought the second cumulative supplement to The Law of Fund-Raising, Second Edition; the first cumulative supplement to Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance; and the third cumulative supplement to The Law of Tax-Exempt Healthcare Organizations. Twelve issues of The Nonprofit Counsel also were published.

 

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