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Ever have a quick nonprofit question that you think should be discussed with a lawyer? Not ready to hire counsel? Consider an Ask Don Kramer call.

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The right to appoint and remove directors and veto any amendments to governing documents is critical to control of the organization.

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Section 509(a) sets the rules for qualification as public charities; the rules are significantly different for 509(a)(1) and 509(a)(2)

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Donors may deduct only the amount of the payment in excess of the value of the goods or services received

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This presentation addresses the art and science of drafting bylaws. Well-written and formulated bylaws help shape power relationships within a nonprofit organization; provide unambiguous procedures to prevent disputes; and reduce the risks of litigation. Bylaws should provide answers, not raise questions.

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Join us for an interactive discussion of ethical issues for nonprofit lawyers, directors and executives.  Are the “rules” for dealing with ethical issues different for lawyers than for non-lawyer directors or executives?  

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT

We all know what a charitable gift is — or at least we think we do.  But the rules on giving and deducting are actually pretty complicated.

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We all know what a charitable gift is — or at least we think we do.  But the rules on giving and deducting are actually pretty complicated.  

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT

Because most charity Form 990 tax information returns are instantly available on the Internet, they can be an organization's most important public relations document. 

They can also be traps for the unwary that lead to confusion, serious adverse publicity, media inquiries, and governmental sanctions. This session will view the full (long form) Form 990 from the perspectives of a donor and a regulator and discuss best practices for using the Form as a tool to provide transparency on an organization's operations. 

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Because most charity Form 990 tax information returns are instantly available on the Internet, they can be an organization's most important public relations document. 

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Have you been wondering if you’re doing enough about the risks facing your nonprofit? Are conversations about risk starting to crop up on board meeting agendas? This webinar will introduce and explore risk management.

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With pressure mounting on nonprofits to consider affiliations with other organizations, this webinar is designed to help you better navigate the world of mergers, acquisitions and affiliations. 

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Editor Don Kramer will review the 2019 developments in nonprofit law. 

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Charities raising funds through special events or other activities that involve sponsorships, auctions, lotteries, or thank-you gifts must deal with a variety of technical legal requirements in advertising, calculating, and acknowledging the money. This webinar reviews those rules so that charities can comply with the interlocking requirements.

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Fiscal sponsorship is a time-honored method to spawn new charitable activity when the people with the vision and the energy to do the work do not have recognition of federal tax-exempt status. 

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Understanding the contents of policies - their opportunities and risks - can make your organization more effective.

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Charities that seek contributions nationally must typically register in 39 states and the District of Columbia before starting to solicit. Furthermore, for-profit fundraisers are also required to register and file their contracts and other documentation with many states. Since many states are increasing their enforcement efforts to ensure that charities and fundraisers are complying with initial and annual registration requirements, it's important that charities and fundraisers abide by these statutes.

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This webinar will discuss those issues with particular emphasis on the limitations on lobbying and electioneering by charities.  It will also offer practical advice on setting up relationships with legislators so that your voice can be heard when an issue is pending that can affect your work.

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Nonprofit organizations will be subject to a series of significant new accounting standards that will begin to affect their financial statements beginning with fiscal years ending December 31, 2018.  

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Planned giving sounds complicated, with its CRUTs and CRATs, CLUTs and CLATS, CGAs, PIFs and other vehicles. It can be incredibly complicated, but it needn't be. Keeping it simple may be the best way to start a planned giving program for a charity that hasn't already put one in place.

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Financially squeezed nonprofits often seek to generate new revenue through new business ventures. But such efforts can carry serious legal, as well as economic, risks. 

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How do you gain the confidence of the people you work within the nonprofit world? Following clear, straightforward policies in working with donors, collaborators, employees and public officials can be immensely helpful.  This webinar will take a close look at five more key policies to help.

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Sexual harassment is not limited to Congress, the media and the entertainment industry.  It exists in every area of our society, including the nonprofit workplace.  

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This webinar will provide a high-level view of some of the major potential pitfalls for nonprofit organizations that can undercut your entire program.  You don’t want to deal with a governmental investigation or private litigation if you can avoid it.  And you want to be sure that you resolve the issues quickly and favorably if you can’t.  You don’t want to be diverted from pursuing your mission.

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If you are a donor, a grant-seeker, a philanthropic manager, or a professional adviser to any of them, you need to know the rules that distinguish various philanthropic structures.

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Cybersecurity is becoming a greater concern to nonprofit executives and their professional advisers as they read almost daily of some other organization that has suffered serious financial and reputational loss as the result of a data security breach.

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The world of commercial insurance is complex and always changing. It's no wonder that nonprofit managers, executives and board members often struggle trying to understand how coverage works and the process for obtaining comprehensive and affordable coverage.

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Clear gift acceptance policies can protect a charity from accepting a gift that will cost the charity far more than it is worth, and from personally insulting a potential donor whose collection of beer bottle caps you don't really want.

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By Karen Ibach & Don Kramer

Caitlyn Jenner may be one of the most famous transgender individuals in the United States, but she is not alone. With an estimate of 700,000 transgender people in the nation, the issues involving their employment, access to facilities, healthcare, education, and discrimination are increasingly in the forefront of the news. Are you ready to deal with these issues at your nonprofit?

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It can be a slippery slope for board and staff when it comes to electioneering. This audio will encourage you to participate in advocacy and help you to manage risk when it comes to electioneering.

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Every year is election year. And nonprofit organizations know that the outcome can significantly affect their work. 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations and 501(c)(6) trade associations may participate in election campaigns, but 501(c)(3) charities must be careful not to intervene in an election campaign at any level because “electioneering” can cost them their exempt status.

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By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Recruiting and managing the spectrum of volunteers who bring your nonprofit’s mission to life is no easy task. Safeguarding volunteers, service recipients and the organization requires a sophisticated blend of risk taking, risk awareness and risk management.

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By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center

A nonprofit organization’s building and grounds make up its facility. Responsibilities and protection differs depending on whether or not a nonprofit owns, leases, loans, rents, borrows or operates out of a home facility. Risks vary depending on the physical and mental capabilities, and ages of the service recipients.

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By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Nonprofit organizations purchase insurance for many reasons, covering many exposures (risks), and at a wide range of prices. This book puts insurance in perspective as a risk-financing tool that is part of an overall risk management strategy.

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By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center

This publication provides a practical framework through which nonprofit CEOs, boards, and others engaged in fundraising can address the risks and pursue fundraising responsibly.

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