Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2013

  • 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, while the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new legal issues related to innovative fundraising strategies, strategic alliances, and international grant-making, among other issues. 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
• Important distinctions between categories of federal exemptions
• Tax compliance issues and related operational guidelines, including lobbying guidelines for nonprofits
• Rules governing charitable solicitations, and cause-related marketing
• Principles of good governance for all types of organizations
• Duties of directors and officers
• Federal tax rules relating to fiduciary conduct
• The impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on nonprofit governance
• Tips for avoiding potential traps for the unwary hidden in the law
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.

Cost: $595 *

*PLI Offers Scholarships
Full and partial scholarships are available for judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, law students, attorneys 65 or older, law librarians, attorneys who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys.

  • CLE Credit Comments: CLE-NY Credits Credit Status: Approved Transitional: Yes Total Credits: 7.50 Professional Practice: 7.50 CLE-NJ Credits Credit Status: Approved Total Credits: 7.50 General: 7.50 PLI's live programs are approved in all states that require mandatory continuing legal education for attorneys. Please visit our website for additional State CLE information.
  • Contact:
    Leonard McKenzie
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website:
  • Attachment(s): Scholarship_Application 2013.pdf