February 08, 2011 - ET

Legal Quick Hit: "International Grantmaking: Avoid Legal Pitfalls When Doing Good Overseas" for the Association of Corporate Counsel's Nonprofit Organizations Committee

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Increasingly, charities are looking overseas to award grants and commence programs in all corners of the global community. Charities, however, must be mindful of a series of rules and guidelines that pertain to international charitable activity and the organization's role as "gatekeeper" to ensure that its funds are used only for appropriate charitable purposes. Join a panel of Venable attorneys to learn more about the do's and don'ts when it comes to international grantmaking and overseas charitable activities. Topics will include:

  • Appropriate due diligence
  • Post-9/11 best practices
  • "Friends of" organizations and other funding models
  • Expenditure responsibility and equivalency determinations
  • Qualification of foreign charities
  • Donor considerations


Thora Johnson, Esq., Venable LLP
Kelly Nowottnick, Esq., Venable LLP
Yosef Ziffer, Esq., Venable LLP

This event is open to ACC members only. Please visit ACC's website or call 202.293.4103 if interested in membership.