Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

  • Nonprofit/Community Development

Why You Should Attend

The business of running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The repercussions from the economic crisis and the need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty have also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new legal issues related to innovative fundraising strategies, strategic alliances, and international grant-making, among others. Recent changes in New York law also make it imperative that nonprofits and their lawyers be aware of new rules governing everything from significant corporate changes to the composition of board committees. As the environment in which nonprofit organizations operate becomes increasingly intricate, and attention to proper corporate governance becomes ever more important, attorneys who advise nonprofits and their boards of directors or are contemplating board service themselves must be aware of both the legal norms governing their conduct and the public perceptions of charitable activities.

What You Will Learn

You will learn about fundamental concepts and new developments in the federal and state laws affecting nonprofits, as well as new challenges and practical solutions for overcoming those challenges, including:

  • Important distinctions between categories of federal exemptions
  • Principles of good governance for all types of organizations
  • The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013
  • Federal tax rules relating to fiduciary conduct
  • What the New York Prudent Investment of Institutional Funds Act means for all New York nonprofits and practical ways of addressing these issues
  • Tips for avoiding potential traps for the unwary hidden in the law
  • How to structure new organizations to meet the highest ethical standards
  • General tax compliance issues, including lobbying restrictions and unrelated business income taxes

Who Should Attend

This program is for attorneys interested in learning more about nonprofit law, as well as those who concentrate on such issues as a substantial part of their practice. The program is also valuable for in-house counsel at nonprofit organizations and attorneys who serve on boards of directors.

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PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact or call (800) 260-4PLI.

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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 7.5 professional practice credits
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