Legal Requirements Checklist – Standards for Excellence Educational Resource Packet (14)


Nonprofits should periodically conduct an internal review of the organization’s compliance with known existing legal, regulatory, and financial reporting requirements, and should provide a summary of the results to the board of directors. This Checklist covers several main areas, including:

  • Requirements for tax exemption
  • Requirements for corporate startup in Maryland
  • Requirements related to organizations with employees
  • Requirements applicable to accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Requirements applicable to solicitations, fundraising, and related activities
  • Requirements applicable to lobbying activities
  • Miscellaneous requirements

Attached at the end of this packet you will find the customizable companion document:
Checklist of Compliance with Selected Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Reporting Requirements for Charitable Nonprofits.

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