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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is the 2015 sponsor of the ACC Nonprofit Organizations Committee.

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 Meetings

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Interacting with State and Local Governments in the United States: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know about Lobbying and Gift Rules

If your nonprofit interacts with state and local governments, it is important to remember that they have their own lobbying disclosure and gift and ethics rules. State lobbying laws vary widely ‹ what is lobbying in one state is not lobbying in another ‹ and gift rules in one state may require disclosure of what would be illegal in another state. State laws in these areas change frequently, often based on the most recent scandal. Learn some of the common issues to consider when determining whether you need to register or report in a state and learn some of the common themes in gift and ethics laws so you can understand whether an event, meal, travel, or gift is permissible. Ronald M. Jacobs, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of the Political Law Practice, Venable LLP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT

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.