About Our Speaker(s)
Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering federal, state, and local government regulation; agency news; and private philanthropy. As a webinar instructor, he has helped hundreds of listeners better position themselves for funding, burnish their applications, and get a firmer grip on the federal/private money tree. Klimko specializes in uncovering alternative and hidden grant opportunities.



Overcoming Legal Challenges in Today's Changing Nonprofit World (CDP918B)

Event Information
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Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Presenter(s)
Frank Klimko
Length
60 minutes
Event Description

Learn the Best Practices to Solve Your Nonprofit’s Top Legal Challenges and Stay Sustainable

Leading a nonprofit is no easy task. Aside from heightened competition for volunteers and donors, you need to navigate an increasingly complex world of legal and regulatory constraints. Charity regulators at the state level are increasingly scrutinizing fundraising and overhead costs and prosecuting charities and their fundraisers for solicitation fraud. So what strategies and best practices should your nonprofit follow to avoid potential pitfalls and legal scrutiny?

Learn from industry expert Frank Klimko how to navigate the new tax laws, solve your top legal challenges, and remain sustainable. This session will cut through the dense legal chatter and provide straightforward answers in plain English. Understand the new tax laws, get “inside information” on how to solve your nonprofit’s legal problems, and find out how the IRS has made it easier for tax-exempt organizations to restructure.

This webinar will get you on the right track, and provide expert insights on critical issues – such as on conflicts of interest: whether board members can be paid for professional services rendered to the nonprofits they serve, whether a nonprofit executive can hire relatives to fill positions under their direct management, and so on.

Also catch up on the new accounting standards, learn how your nonprofit can tell a better financial story – and find out how you can make the most out of a booming opportunity. According to Giving USA 2018:

“Americans achieved a philanthropic landmark in 2017: for the first time total charitable giving surpassed $400 billion in a single year. A booming stock market and a generally strong economy combined to increase Americans’ financial resources and their confidence in sharing those additional resources through their philanthropy. Giving from individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations to U.S. charities surged to an estimated $410.02 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent over the previous year.”

But will this last? Attend this webinar and find out.

After attending this webinar, you will be armed with the knowledge and the strategies you need to overcome your top legal challenges – and remain sustainable.

Session Highlights

Here's a sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Best practices on governance compliance: How to address longstanding legal problems that nonprofits continue to face, such as failure by boards to properly implement adopted governance and compliance policies
  • Developments involving state charity regulators prosecuting charities (and their fundraisers) for solicitation fraud by scrutinizing fundraising and overhead costs
  • Use of donor-restricted gifts: How state charity regulators are increasingly holding charities accountable for the proper expenditure of donor-restricted gifts
  • Online fundraising and technology: Legal issues to be considered
  • Significant issues faced by nonprofit startups
  • Contracts: Don’t try to do your business with a nod, wink and a handshake
  • How to keep salaries in perspective

Session Objectives

You will learn:

  • Whether the new tax laws are a benefit or a curse?
  • How can nonprofits navigate the new tax laws and remain sustainable?
  • What are the new accounting standards, and how can a nonprofit tell a better financial story?
  • How to use “inside information" to solve your foundation’s legal problems
  • How has the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made it easier for many tax-exempt organizations to restructure?
  • How will the change in IRS’ requirements on reporting the names and addresses of reportable contributors on the Schedule B of Forms 990 or 990-EZ impact you?
  • What is the potential impact of the new employee excise tax on nonprofit compensation contained in the 2017 tax reform?

Who Should Attend

From the novice to the experienced grants writer in these groups:

  • Affinity groups
  • Branding specialists
  • Child health services departments
  • Child-serving organizations and children’s hospitals
  • Teachers, educators and education departments
  • School districts, and school funding officers 
  • Community action agencies, foundations and neighborhood associations
  • Doctors
  • Family foundations
  • For-profits
  • Foster care service providers
  • Foundations, governments and grant writers
  • Gyms and outdoor recreation centers-playgrounds
  • Legal teams
  • Maternal health providers
  • Nutrition and obesity experts
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Private funding match providers
  • Recreation centers
  • Regional foundations
  • Small businesses
  • TANF agencies
  • Tribes
  • Women’s groups
  • Workforce centers
  • Youth centers
 

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