Good Counsel Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits

ISBN-10: 1118084047

ISBN-13: 9781118084045

Edition: 2012

Authors: Lesley F. Rosenthal

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Inside Nonprofits is the first-of-its-kind guide to the legal issues surrounding nonprofits. Loaded with insights, practical details, and checklists for novice and experienced professionals alike, it is an indispensable guide to running a top-notch legal, compliance and governance function within a nonprofit organization. Complete with a department-by-department look at legal matters likely to arise across the whole organization, the book explains how to spot and handle the wide variety of matters likely to cross inside counsel's desk: intellectual property, government relations, real estate, financing, labor & employment, tax, consumer regulatory, corporate governance and more. Included are chapters on facilitating communications about legal matters with non-legal staff, many of whom have never worked with a lawyer before; envisioning and executing new business initiatives that tie into the mission and support the goals of the organization with confidence that all legal matters are covered; and improving risk-management, financial and operational efficiencies, in partnership with legal counsel.
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Book details

List price: $103.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Who Should Use This Book
Features of the Book
How This Book Is Set Up
Preliminary Observations
Illustrative Cases
An Overview of Nonprofits� Legal Needs
What Good Counsel Can Do for Nonprofits
What Legal Needs Do Nonprofits Have in Common?
Beyond Laws about Nonprofits: Complying with Business Laws, Too
First Stop for Legal Advice: CYA (Consult Your Attorney)
In Sum/Coming Up Next
Nonprofit Legal Basics: Corporate Law and the Requirements of the Tax Exemption
The Benefi ts of Incorporating
Getting Organized as a Nonprofit Corporation
Following Good Corporate Law Practices
Obtaining Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status
Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status
Meeting Additional IRS Expectations
Good Counsel about Corporate Governance
What Does the Board Do?
Advocacy and Independent Judgment: Counsel in Relation to the Chief Executive
When Governance Fails: Learning by Negative Example
A Grand Tour of Nonprofits� Business Law Needs
Contracts and Intellectual Property: Laws that Matter to Program Staff
Counseling the Rainmakers: Legal Aspects of Raising Money
Laws That Matter to the Finance Department (or Not-for-Profit, but Not-for-Loss Either)
Getting Personnel: Human Resources Law for Nonprofits
Getting the Word Out, Legally: Counseling the Nonprofit Communications Team
Legal Meets Operations, Facilities Management, and Security
Political Activities and Governmental Lobbying
For Good Counsel Only
Taking Charge of the Legal Function
Finding Your Dream Job as In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit
Mobilizing Other Legal Forces for the Good
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