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On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated Petaluma non-profit attorneys & lawyers that provide a range of non-profit law services for startup non-profits to more seasoned non-profits around the city of Petaluma. Any of the top-rated Petaluma non-profit lawyers you connect with will be available to help with a variety of your non-profit legal needs on-demand or on an ongoing basis.
From the forming of a non-profit organization to obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS, to complying with federal and state laws governing fundraising and operations, the advice of experienced Petaluma non-profit attorney is crucial throughout each stage of your non-profit’s growth. Whether you are forming a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), you can easily hire an experienced Petaluma non-profit lawyer on UpCounsel for your on-demand or ongoing non-profit legal needs today.
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Statement of Work: What Is It?
A statement of work (SOW) is a document that lists all the work a supplier will do during a project. It will define the amount of work, the expected quality of the job performance, and the timeframe for completion.
A well-written SOW will help both parties understand the parameters of a successful project. A poorly worded SOW could lead to conflict. The parties may argue over unclear expectations and the definition of good work.
To avoid such arguments, a well-written SOW should include:
- A list of expected products and services
- A list of tasks leading to the product's creation
- Specifics regarding who will handle each of the listed tasks
- Due dates for deliverables
- Payment schedule and deadlines
- Determination of which party will helm the project and handle major
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What is a DMCA Notice?
A DMCA notice informs a company, web host, search engine, or internet service provider that they are hosting or linking to material that infringes on a copyright. The party that receives the notice should take down the material in question as soon as possible. If the site owner doesn't comply, the ISP can forcibly remove the content.
You can send out a DMCA notice, not just for infringing material, but also for any indices, references, or pointers that lead to infringing material.
DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A DMCA notice is also known as a DMCA takedown notice or a DMCA request. The DMCA covers any copyrighted material that could be infringed on the internet, including:
- Written words, such as articles
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What Is Startup Valuation?
Startup valuation is simply the value of a startup business taking into account the market forces of the industry and sector in which that business belongs.
These factors include the balance (or imbalance) between demand and supply of money, the size of recent events, the willingness of investors to pay premiums to invest in the company and the level of need the company has for money.
What Is a Startup?
A startup company is a new business which is potentially fast growing and aims to fill a hole in the marketplace by developing and offering a new and unique product, process or service but is still overcoming problems.
Startup companies need to receive various types of funding in order to rapidly develop a business from their initial business model that they can grow and build up.
Difference Between Startup Valuation and Mature Business Valuation
Startup businesses will usually have
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What Is an Incumbency Certificate?
An incumbency certificate is an official document that identifies and authorizes certain people to agree to and execute legally binding agreements on behalf of a corporation.
The incumbency certificate may be requested by another party to confirm that the person has the right to enter a binding agreement with the corporation. It may also be used in this case as a way to confirm and guarantee the signer's identity.
The incumbency certificate can also be used to identify the current directors, officers, and possibly, shareholders of the company. The certificate states who holds which positions within the company.
The people listed on the incumbency certificate are typically the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer. The incumbency certificate of a company is typically available to the publ
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What Are Cumulative Dividends?
If a dividend is sharing company profits to shareholders, then a cumulative dividend is a distribution made to the holders of special "preferred" shares regularly. It is unrelated to company profits.
Regular or "noncumulative" dividends are voluntary. This means the Board of Directors has the option of awarding them. This usually depends on how the company has performed each year.
However, paying cumulative dividends is mandatory. If the company can't pay out a cumulative dividend in any given fiscal year, the amount for that year is carried forward. It must always be paid out before any payments to common shareholders.
Not all "preferred shares" have the right to receive cumulative dividends. Some cumulative preferred shares carry limitations. For example, the company may only have to pay cumu