New L3C structure – Building a bridge between nonprofits and for-profits
Abstract: Traditionally, nonprofit and for-profit organizations have operated in very different financial and regulatory spheres. The new low-profit limited liability company (L3C) option could change that. Although this business structure has become law in only a handful of states, it’s available to any organization that wants to pursue a charitable mission and realize a profit. This article explains how L3Cs operate and why they appear to offer promise for social entrepreneurs and nonprofits with clear revenue streams.