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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 Peer-to-Peer Conversation

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a special peer-to-peer conversation on:

Mergers & Acquisitions for Nonprofits

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00PM ET/11:00AM PT

Mergers and acquisitions are not just the province of for-profit corporations. Many nonprofits have grown via acquisition. Join fellow committee members and hear about their M&A experience and insight.

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Upcoming Teleconference Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Legal Quick Hit (Webcast presentation during the meeting)

What's Ahead for 2015: Preparing Your Nonprofit's Group Health Plan for the Employer Mandate

This past spring, the IRS issued final regulations relating to the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act. If your nonprofit organization has not done so already, it is time to prepare for 2015. These "play-or-pay" rules come with a series of complicated decisions and potential pitfalls for plan sponsors to consider. Please join us and learn how your nonprofit can avoid costly mistakes with proper advance planning. The following topics will be covered during this Legal Quick Hit: Introduction to the "play-or-pay" rules Identifying your nonprofit organization's full-time employees: deciding whether to use the look-back measurement method or the monthly measurement method Determining whether your nonprofit's employer-offered coverage is "affordable" and sufficient Brief overview of reporting obligations: how to report offers of coverage and employee enrollment to the federal government and your employees Thora A. Johnson, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP

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Upcoming Webcast

Mergers & Acquisitions for Nonprofits

Sep 2014 Webcast

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Cross-Border Money Transfers: Key Requirements and Pitfalls Every U.S.-Based Nonprofit Needs to Know

Sep 23 2014 2:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Venable LLP

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Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?

Jun 2014 Article Download pdf
Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in ...

Cybersecurity Checklist & Important Questions to Ask

Jun 2014 List Download doc
This resource, extracted from ACC Webcast "Global Privacy for Trade Associations," presented on June 12, 2014, covers important issues that counsel should consider when dealing with cybersecurity. ...

Q&A: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

May 2014 Article Download pdf
Transcript of live Q&A from the Nonprofit Organizations Committee's special presentation  on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation