Nonprofit Formation and Operations: A Primer (On Demand)

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From small nonprofits with only a handful of volunteers to those with significant income and resources, it’s important to understand the ever-changing rules that govern the formation, administration, and operations of nonprofit organizations.

There are now over 1.5 million nonprofits in the US and over 21,000 charities registered in Oregon. The Urban Institute reports that roughly 25% of adults volunteered with a nonprofit in 2014. Chances are you will encounter nonprofit issues in your professional and personal life. Learning the fundamentals of nonprofits will help you in either arena. This overview of nonprofit law, including assessing whether to form a nonprofit, what type of nonprofit to form, how to obtain tax-exempt status, the regulatory oversight of nonprofits, handling restricted gifts, and how nonprofits can engage in lobbying and political activity, will provide invaluable information whether you are advising nonprofits, advising donors, or serving on a nonprofit board. Ethical issues attorneys face in representing nonprofits and serving on nonprofit boards are also addressed.

Cosponsored by the Nonprofit Organizations Law Section.

Presented by:
• David Atkin, Center for Nonprofit Law PC, Eugene
• Nellie Barnard, Holland & Knight LLP, Portland
• Susan Bower, Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section, Portland
• Calon Russell, Holland & Knight LLP, Portland
• Penny Serrurier, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland
• Jeffrey Thede, Thede Culpepper Moore Munro & Silliman LLP, Portland
• Michele Wasson, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland
• Lottie Zorn, Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section, Portland

5.25 General CLE credits and 1 Ethics credit
ID 51365, 09/28/2018
Complete by 09/28/2021 for Oregon credit

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