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

Advanced Conflicts of Interest

Virtually all nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations now have policies on conflicts of interest, if only because the Form 990 asks if they do. But now may be the time to advance beyond the ,basicsŠ recommended by IRS to address such issues as: What interests are regarded as creating conflicts beyond financial ones? Who in the organization should manage the conflict of interest disclosure program? What should happen when a conflicting interest is disclosed? What about when one is discovered other than through self-disclosure? What are the correctives available? Who makes the decisions? Jerry Jacobs, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Tuesday, September 8, 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.