skip to content
Download to calendar

Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations: An Eight Part Business Law Course for Nonprofit Executives

Thursday April 25

  • By: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Arnold & Porter
    555 12th St NW
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Lauren Paley
  • Website:

The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and the law firm of Arnold & Porter, is sponsoring an eight-part business law course for nonprofit executives:

Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations

The eight sessions will be held over eight consecutive weeks from 12 pm to 2 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 4, 2013 - The Basics of Nonprofit Law
  • Friday, April 12, 2013 - The Basics of Nonprofit Law
  • Thursday, April 18, 2013 - The ABCs of Intellectual Property
  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Risk Management
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013 - What Is in a Contract and Why
  • Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Employment Law
  • Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Accounting and Fiscal Controls
  • Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Employee Benefits

As part of the course, you will receive an overview of the laws as they apply to nonprofit organizations, including:

* The basic IRS requirements for nonprofit organizations,
* Best practices in nonprofit governance,
* How local and federal employment laws apply to your organization,
* The ABCs of risk management,
* Important information about employee benefits,
* Basic information about accounting and fiscal controls,
* Key issues to consider when reviewing a contract, and
* The basics of intellectual property and what you need to know.

The course will be taught by expert lawyers, accountants and other professionals with experience dealing with nonprofit organizations. It is designed for nonprofit executives with significant management responsibilities and other staff that seek to develop their management capabilities.

The sessions will take place at the offices of Arnold & Porter, 555 12th Street, N.W. (Across from the Metro Center metro stop.) There is a $50 charge for the series to cover the cost of materials. Lunch is included.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

For more information, please see the attached brochure.

Please click here to register.

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Learn More about the DC Consortium:

  • Member Organizations
  • Monthly Meeting Schedule
Legal info for the public

Managers Login