Not-for-Profit Organizations and Governance
Recent crises at prominent charitable institutions demonstrate that the
need for effective nonprofit governance is greater than ever. Gone are
the days where service as a director of a nonprofit is, primarily, a symbolic
or social pursuit. Today, nonprofit leadership must ensure that the organization
- Fulfilling its charitable mission and meeting the needs of its community;
- Operating in a fiscally responsible manner;
- Ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulation
Organizations in crisis often find that they failed to have governance
policies and practices in place to ensure that these fundamental principles
were adhered to on an ongoing basis. Our Not-for-profit practice attorneys
advise organizations and their governing boards on how to proactively
achieve healthy and responsible governance practices including:
- Creation of organizational and governing documents, bylaws, and intercompany
- Compliance with applicable laws and regulations such as IRS rules, conflict
of interest laws, and state charitable trust laws;
- Tools and practices for monitoring mission fulfillment and development
of responsible strategic plans;
- Promotion of corporate integrity and responsible business practices
- Tools and practices for responsible financial oversight.
- Advice and counsel on board effectiveness
- Risk Management Analysis
See Attorney Donald Crandlemire's "
10 Questions Every Non-Profit Board Should Ask"
For organizations facing crisis or change we provide:
- Strategic options analysis
- Crisis management services
- Internal investigations
- Representation before the Director of Charitable Trusts and other Regulatory Bodies.
cy pres and other court proceedings
- Representation in transactions and joint ventures
- Privatization proceedings
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