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Structuring a Social Enterprise: Protecting Your Existing Non-Profit Organization

Protecting Your Existing Non-Profit Organization Columbus, Ohio

In Structuring a Social Enterprise: Non-Profits and Unrelated Business Income, we discussed the unique problem non-profit organizations can face when they generate Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI). But how your non-profit operates its social enterprise can also have a major impact on the organization’s tax-exempt status.

Structuring a Social Enterprise: Non-Profits and Unrelated Business Income

Structuring a Social Enterprise Columbus, Ohio

This week we turn to one of the unique issues impacting non-profit organizations who try to raise money by starting a social enterprise–unrelated business income. As a non-profit (and for this blog post, we’re going to focus on 501(c)(3) organizations), how do you start a social enterprise without jeopardizing your charitable status and without  incurring unexpected tax liabilities?