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The Nonprofit Practitioner: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Length: 2 hours 34 minutes

Even in the ordinary course of business, not-for-profit corporations face many challenges.  However, a wide range of legal issues can imperil their very existence.  These are the issues that keep the nonprofit practitioner up at night.  This program identifies those issues and shows how to deal with them.  Covering situations ranging from financial straits that drive an organization to seek to monetize its assets or to spend endowment funds to alleged improprieties that prompt an Attorney General or other government investigation, this program prepares the nonprofit practitioner to deal with those issues you hope to never face.

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 professional practice; New Jersey: 3.0 general MCLE; California & Pennsylvania: 2.5 general MCLE.


6:00 - 6:05    Introduction

6:05 - 6:40    Dealing with a Nonprofit’s financial distress (work-outs, major assets sales, lifting gift    restrictions)
                      Stefanie Roth

6:40 - 7:05    Handling a government investigation (including dealing with PR Issues)
                      David Samuels

7:05 - 7:45    Staying on the right side of the not-for-profit/for-profit line (commercial activity [UBIT], joint ventures, cause marketing)
                      Michael Cooney

7:45 - 7:55    Break

7:55 - 8:15    Potentially explosive employee issues
                      Cindy Caplan

8:15 - 8:35    Digital pitfalls (employees’ use of social media, website oversight)  
                      Carly Leinheiser

8:35 - 9:00    What should keep you up at night: A View from the Attorney General’s Office

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • The Nonprofit Practitioner
  • Handout 1
  • Handout 2
  • Updated PPT
  • Handout 3
  • Affirmation of Self-Study