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Nonprofit Legal Resources

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee seeks to advance the practices of nonprofit and professional associations law and to help ACC members working in these areas better serve their clients. Resources provided include information on taxes and best practices for working with nonprofit organizations.

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Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET, 8:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

LGBT, Religion, and Diversity in the Nonprofit Workplace: What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know

In this Legal Quick Hit, we will discuss the current state of the law pertaining to LGBT persons to ensure that your policies and practices are up to date. We will offer practical advice on questions associated with gender identity in the workplace. In addition, we will review your organization‰s and your employees‰ respective rights and obligations pertaining to religious practices and beliefs, including what constitutes a ,reasonable accommodationŠ of an employee‰s religion and what to do when the requesting employee‰s religious values conflict with other dimensions of your EEO policies, such as protections for LGBT persons. Finally, the Quick Hit will show what all of this means for your nonprofit‰s diversity policy, and how to craft such a policy to minimize possible confusion and legal liability. Todd J. Horn, Esq., Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Venable LLP Douglas B. Mishkin, Esq., Partner, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Venable LLP

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Nonprofit Fundraising: Top Ten Things to Know about Charitable Solicitation Regulation

Nov 2014 Top Ten
Sponsored by Venable LLP
Approximately 40 states require charitable solicitation registration, and navigating the maze of laws and registration/renewal regulations can be laborious. While many nonprofits outsource registration ...

Preliminary Considerations for a Nonprofit’s Potential Activities Abroad

Sep 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by Venable LLP
A chart that outlines Organizational Options for Specific/Isolated Events and the advantages and disadvantages to consider.

Nonprofit Joint Venture, Affiliation & Collaboration Decision Chart

Sep 2014 Form & Policy Download doc
Sponsored by Venable LLP
A sample decision chart to consult when dealing with joint ventures and collaborative decision making.