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29th Annual This Year in Nonprofit Law

29th Annual This Year in Nonprofit Law

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:45pm EST

29th Annual "This Year in Nonprofit Law" 

Join us for the 29th annual "This Year in Nonprofit Law" sponsored by Nonprofit Issues® and the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery McCracken on Wednesday, November 20 in the firm's Philadelphia office at 1735 Market Street.

Location: The Law Offices of Montgomery McCracken

1735 Market Street
Fifth Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

Parking and Directions Information

The program will follow the traditional pattern for the day.

8:30 – 9:00  Registration

9:00 – 9:15  Welcome
Don Kramer, Editor of Nonprofit Issues®

9:15 -10:30  “This Year in Nonprofit Law”

A panel of Montgomery McCracken lawyers will recap the key legal issues of the past year and offer insight on the trends we can expect in the next year.
The panel will include: Don Kramer, Cathy Gillespie, Karl Emerson, Stephanie Benecchi and Scott Meyer.

10:45 - 12:00  Keynote Presentation
Ellen Hwang, Director/Philadelphia, Knight Foundation
Advancing Innovation through our Public Spaces
Philadelphia is experiencing a renaissance in our public and civic infrastructure.  At the same time, the city is seeing some of the biggest exits, investments, and commercial innovations.  In some ways, they seem worlds apart however, what if we imagined how our innovation economy and our investments in public spaces were integral to one another?  How might this drive social impact for our communities?  What might these two things have in common?  What is philanthropy’s role in public infrastructure and innovation?  This keynote discussion will work to tackle these questions and engage participants to consider the power of public spaces and how we might work together to advance innovation through and in our public spaces.  

12:00 - 1:00   Lunch

Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 2:15

Increasing Gender Diversity on Large Nonprofit Boards –Why And What To Do About It.  Vicki W. Kramer and Carolyn T. Adams of the Women’s Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, will discuss the recently released study of gender disparity on the boards of the 50 largest educational and medical nonprofits in the Philadelphia region, and their own national study of the causes of under-representation of women on large nonprofit boards and some specific recommendations on what to do about it.  Vicki was the lead author of “Critical Mass on Corporate Boards: Why Three or More Women Enhance Governance” originally published by Wellesley Centers for Women in 2006.  Carolyn is a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Temple University. 

Special Events Fundraising.  Go through a thorough checklist of key legal issues in special event fundraising, including charitable solicitation registration, effectiveness of waivers, and rules for sponsorships, auctions, acknowledgments and tax reporting.  Montgomery McCracken attorney Bill Keffer will explain the numerous issues involved with liquor licensing and the provision of alcoholic beverages at an event. Keffer will be joined by Don Kramer for this session.

2:30 - 3:45         

Cannabis Issues for Nonprofits.  Georgette Castner, leader of Montgomery McCracken’s Cannabis practice group, will lead a discussion of the current status of the law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and deal with special management issues including what to do when cannabis shows up among employees or clients. Bill Kennedy will join Castner for the discussion.

Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Lawyers and Executives.  Through a series of hypothetical cases, the panel of attorneys and the audience will explore ethical issues in fundraising, institutional integrity, confidentiality, and political charities.  What can a member of the board do that an attorney on the board cannot do? The panel will include: Don Kramer, Steve Rhoads, Bill Keffer and Renee Smith.

The day qualifies for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit for lawyers in Pennsylvania, including an hour of ethics credit for those attending the ethics session, and 5 hours continuing professional education credit for accountants in Pennsylvania.  Lawyers wishing CLE credit in other states will be given a certificate of attendance at a Pennsylvania-approved program.  Credits will be provided at no extra charge.

Participants will receive a new or renewed one-year subscription to Nonprofit Issues®, plus program materials. The registration fee is $165, but additional registrants from the same organization may attend for $100 each. 

To register additional participants: Add the full price product to the cart, then add each additional participant by visiting this product page

A light breakfast, lunch and program materials will be provided.

Price: $165.00

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