Blog posts tagged with Legal issues
When was the last time you looked at the Articles of Incorporation or the Bylaws for your nonprofit? It's important to review them to compare what's written to what's really happening at your organization.
Take a minute to think about all the places your nonprofit uses photographs – your website, the blog, social media, brochures, etc. The list could go on and on. Here’s a question to ponder: Are any of those pictures infringing someone else’s copyright?
With the benefits and popularity surrounding crowdfunding, it is easy to overlook the potential associated legal risks. For every nonprofit currently engaged in or considering engaging in crowdfunding, here are a few of the many factors to consider.
If your organization has employees (or hopes to in the future), it’s important to be aware of the employment laws that may apply to your organization. Lack of knowledge in this area can lead to expensive fines and legal fees.
Making the decision to expand your organization’s reach into new geographical markets is neither easy nor simple. There are a number of things to consider including the legal issues surrounding the various kinds of expansion models. And, of course, this is a situation where one size does not fit all.
Daniel N. Belin, owner of Belin Consulting, discusses seven rules governing foundation grantmaking that are often misconstrued or misunderstood. He talks about the types of organizations foundations may support (not just 501(c)(3)s), what activities they cannot support, and giving to non-U.S. charities through a U.S.-based support organization.
Is your nonprofit's legal house in order? Review this checklist from Carrie Garber Siegrist, an Associate in Venable's Nonprofit Organizations and Political Law Practice Groups.
Above all, aim to resolve the issue amicably within the organization before resorting to lawsuits and filing complaints with legal authorities.
To help us go over the importance of these agreements, the Foundation Center offered a seminar on April 12, 2012 called Nonprofit Collaboration Agreements, Contracts, and MOUs. The workshop was led by Stephen Besen and John Marzulli, partners specializing in mergers and acquisitions at Shearman & Sterling LLP, and was presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Here are some of the critical points of the discussion.