June 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

myLawCLE and the Federal Bar Association

Advising Nonprofit Organizations: Formation and Start-Up Issues

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Webcast for CLE credit

In this course, attorneys can expect to learn the basics of forming and starting up a new nonprofit organization. They will be introduced to the various corporate and noncorporate forms available for nonprofit organizations, and dive into the process of establishing a new corporation under state laws. Attendees will learn about the process of applying for tax exemption from the IRS and gain insights in what to expect from the process. The presentation will also cover the rules governing charitable solicitation registration, and ongoing governance and compliance issues that all new organizations should keep in mind.

  • Basic state law concepts and governance issues for nonprofit organizations
  • Information on IRS tax-exemption application process, types of charitable entities
  • Alternative structures, including fiscal sponsorship arrangements and DAFs
  • Introduction to charitable solicitation registration regime


Cristina Vessels, Associate, Venable LLP