Unlike business corporations, which are owned by and owe allegiance to shareholders, nonprofits are governed by boards of directors in accordance with each organization's purpose, articles, and bylaws. It is the configuration and administration of these underpinnings that form the core of the Nonprofit Governance and Ethics practice area.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
Free for CalNonprofits members; $45 for not-yet-members
Join us for something new! We’re bringing together two of the state’s most experienced nonprofit legal minds to address some critical nonprofit legal basics and answer some of your most pressing nonprofit-related legal questions. Eric Gorovitz and David Levitt, both principals at nationally recognized Adler & Colvin, will discuss such issues as compliance, privacy and data security, fundraising regulations, lobbying, and employment law as it applies to nonprofits.
You can also help guide our discussion by submitting your own questions for Eric and David. What legal quandaries are keeping you up at night? Is it about your board? Are you 501(c)4 curious? Let CalNonprofits know via the registration form, and we’ll do our best to respond to as many questions as possible. CEO Jan Masaoka will be on hand to help us sort through our sector’s most pressing concerns.
Explore the latest in policy and regulation from the US Government in an effort to answer the question: What just happened? You’ll be the first to know about topics like donor-advised fund regulations, end-of-year legislation, and what is Congress likely to do next? What about those expiring incentives for charitable giving, will they be renewed? Meanwhile, the Supreme Court continues to unwind the regulatory powers of the executive branch.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT
Co-Presenter: Alex Reid, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Define organizational effectiveness and discuss best practices for public charities to achieve it, including strategic planning, governance, sustainable revenue, and important relationships. As public charities face economic headwinds, organizations can focus on these key areas to maximize sustainability.
Part 1: 10:50 a.m. CT
Part 2: 11:40 a.m. CT
Jonathan S. Blum, Polsinelli PC
Nicola Fuentes Toubia, Fuentes Toubia, PLLC
Diara M. Holmes, Loeb & Loeb LLP
“Ask an Expert” is an opportunity for forum attendees to meet one-on-one with a legal professional to discuss and gain valuable insight on issues pertinent to the management of their organization(s). Ms. Nancy E. McGlamery, Principal at Adler & Colvin, will be available for individual “Ask an Expert” sessions on Thursday, 10/20, and Friday, 10/21 at the National Forum. Register for the “Ask an Expert” meeting (20 mins) – attendance is limited. Please note that Ms. McGlamery can help you understand the laws, but cannot provide legal advice for specific situations.