Re: non-profit status
From: Raines Cohen (
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 11:15:02 -0700 (PDT)

My understanding is that a nonprofit can SELL its assets to anyone but can only transfer them to another exempt nonprofit, so that people can't "launder" donations through a nonprofit by receiving something of value in return (this is why in auction fundraisers for nonprofits you can only deduct the amount in excess of the fair market value of the item you receive; similar for public radio/TV pledge drive premiums and charity dinners). Do you have any more detail about how this transfer was done? (you might want to make your reply off the list if the answer is unrelated to cohousing development, or leave it on if you think it could help other groups)


Booking cohousing booths at SolFest in August in Hopland and the Green Festival in SF in November, and planning some community/ cohousing organizing in my brief Boston area trip this weekend.

On Jun 4, 2007, at 10:57 AM, Steve Faber wrote:

we transferred our assets over to
LLC when it came time to develop the project

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