March 17, 2015 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Top Ten Legal Checklist: Keys to Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

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Top Ten Legal Checklist: Keys to Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

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Nonprofits succeed with great ideas and the right resources, among other things. But legal expertise is a key component to helping your organization succeed and get to the next level. That being said, all too often, the pressing demands of running a nonprofit can leave important legal details unaddressed. From two seasoned nonprofit attorneys – one in-house and one outside counsel – learn about the core components of using legal counsel to protect and grow your assets, deliver on your mission, and partner with leadership on new ventures. A top-ten checklist will help you take inventory of your organization’s immediate and long-term legal needs, identify legal hot spots, and understand how getting your legal house in order can strengthen your ability to tackle the next big opportunity or problem. You also will learn how legal counsel can actually solve problems by preventing them, help you build the right context for your strategic plans, and assist your nonprofit's leadership in reaching its goals and better furthering the organization's mission.

During this program, the speakers will cover topics such as:

  • Preserving and protecting key assets – staff, officers and directors, and other volunteers; investments and real estate; intellectual property and data security
  • Revenue – Membership dues, government grants, and gifts; licensing of copyrights and trademarks; sale of services and products
  • Controlling liabilities – long-term and critical contracts; insurance; liability risks from particular programs or activities; tax-exempt status and other regulatory compliance
  • Governance – bylaws and other governance policies; conflicts of interest and other fiduciary duties; board training and briefings
  • Growth and innovation – bringing legal counsel into the process early and often

Anita K. Drummond, Esq., Associate General Counsel for Corporate Services, The Nature Conservancy