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Raffles, Co-Ventures, Crowdfunding & Beyond: Legal Issues with Common Fundraising Methods
  • Wednesday, October 23
  • Webinar
Elizabeth Reinhardt; Christopher Leigh-Manuell

The session will start with the fundamental legal underpinning of charitable fundraising -- the donation being kept in trust -- to help nonprofits understand the ramifications of their fundraising. It will then give an overview of the regulations on registration with state Attorneys General, raffles, co-ventures, fundraising professionals, and crowdfunding to help nonprofit board and management make informed decisions when strategizing development.

How to Transform Board Members into Better Ambassadors & Resource Raisers
  • Thursday, October 24
  • Webinar
Lynn Ivey

Learn effective ways to manage this transformation process starting with recruiting new board members and equipping the board for success. Find a range of options to adapt to your nonprofit’s needs that will deliver results that will strengthen your program.

Social Impact Investing: Opportunities and Risks for Nonprofits
  • Wednesday, October 30
  • Webinar
Janet Rickerhauser

Please join Attorney Janet Rickerhauser as she offers a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide to the main forms of impact investing available to nonprofits today, providing attendees with a concrete framework for evaluating and pursuing impact investing opportunities. For each approach, the webinar highlights the main components of the opportunity, such as the potential advantages to the nonprofit, the type of legal structure involved, and the agreement or other legal documentation required, as well as the legal risks involved.

Prospect Research for Smaller Nonprofits: How to Get More with Less
  • Thursday, October 31
  • Webinar
Maryrose Larkin

Learn about the tools and strategies for discovering important information about foundation, corporation, and individual donors, gain insight and strategies for organizing and storing this information, and discuss the uses of prospect research in campaigns, major giving, and annual fund giving.

Tax Exempt Status: How to Avoid 501(c)(3) Status Revocation
  • Friday, November 1
  • Webinar
Nikki Semanchik

Please join Nikki Semanchik, Founding Attorney of Semanchik Law Group, Inc., as she discusses various causes for 501(c)(3) revocation by the IRS and offers guidance for avoiding these pitfalls.

Running an Under-Staffed Nonprofit: Guidance for Executive Directors Who Wear (Almost) Every Hat
  • Tuesday, November 5
  • Webinar
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey as she offers under-resourced executive directors guidance on what key functions to prioritize, how to make the most of limited resources, and ultimately how to propel your nonprofit forward despite its smaller staff.

Nonprofit Liquidation: When Dissolution, Insolvency, Bankruptcy or Receivership Happens
  • Thursday, November 7
  • Webinar
Zachary S. Kester

Please join attorney Zachary Kester for an engaging session that helps nonprofit directors and officers decide how to handle end-of-life issues for nonprofits. Topics include choosing when to “pull the plug,” determining which method of dissolution is best, figuring out what to do when a creditor or receiver attempts to force sale of assets, preparing final regulatory filings, and more.

Bulletproof Your Contracts: Understand the Key and Most Disputed Terms, the Difference Between an MOU and a Contract, and Much More!
  • Tuesday, November 12
  • Webinar
Sandra Pfau Englund

Please join Sandra Pfau Englund, nonprofit attorney, as she takes you through 23 key terms found in most contracts and discusses the most common terms that can lead to disputes. Ms. Pfau Englund will also show you how to prepare and use a contract standard term template for hotel and other vendor agreements as a negotiating tool and to prepare for a successful project and relationship while providing an “escape plan” if the relationship turns sour.

On Demand

Corporate Partnerships: How to Identify, Secure and Nurture Them
  • On-demand
Chris Martinez

Please join Chris Martinez as he defines and simplifies how nonprofits should be approaching corporate relationships. Not only will you learn how to articulate what your organization can bring to a corporate partner, but you will also understand how to define needs and expectations of the partnership itself. From this webinar you will know how to construct a corporate development plan, build a case for partnership, propose a pilot, measure what matters, and provide proof of performance.

Bylaws: Guidance on Reviewing, Revising and Ensuring Compliance
  • On-demand
Nikki Semanchik

Please join attorney Nikki Semanchik for a presentation that examines the important provisions that should always be included in your bylaws. We will also discuss how to engage your board in the process of reviewing and revising your bylaws and key questions that need to be answered by your board during this process.

Nonprofit Restrictions on Investing: Know the Rules and Stay in Compliance
  • On-demand
Nouvelle L. Gonzalo

Sustaining the long-term wealth of your nonprofit organization is crucial. As such, many nonprofits wisely look to long-term investment strategies to increase their revenues.

Executive Director Certification Program
  • On-demand
Marilyn Donnellan

The Nonprofit Executive Director Certification Program: Essential Training for an Essential Position is a comprehensive series that allows both new and more seasoned executive directors the opportunity to increase practical knowledge, enhance core competencies and gain invaluable skills for nonprofit leadership. The program combines a broad overview of executive director responsibilities and duties with a detailed, in-depth explanation of the strategies, policies and procedures required to implement and oversee nonprofit programming, ensure sustainability, manage risk, and increase donor support.

Grant Writing 201: Advanced Strategies for Enhancing Your Competitiveness and Success
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Learn advanced grant writing topics including matching your needs to the funders’ purpose, writing with the grant evaluator in mind, and developing clear, professional, supported and competitive proposals. By understanding how to make your proposal more compelling and appealing to funders, you will maximize your grant worthiness and win more grants.

Conflict Resolution Among Board and Staff: How to Manage Serious Issues
  • On-demand
Marc Jacob

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of this relational dynamic and how they can better fulfill their own role as nonprofit staff or board member, and even help their organization rise from ashes if something serious does occur.

Managing Nonprofit Staff: Avoid Pitfalls & Reduce Risk in Real Time
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Learn key information on current nonprofit staff management issues and concerns to help you make the right decisions, avoid missteps, and reduce your risk for adverse outcomes.

Grant Writing 101: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Find, Apply for and Secure Any Grant
  • On-demand
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Please join seasoned presenter Darian Rodriguez Heyman as he demystifies grant writing and answers your individual questions and concerns while he’s at it. After this dynamic forum, you will be in a better position to generate better results with foundation and federal grants, and learn things that will help your overarching fundraising efforts.