Posts Categorized: Board

Nonprofit Board Operations: Agendas

Meetings, meetings, meetings. A necessary part of any nonprofit organization, they are where ideas and issues are discussed, new initiatives are introduced, and action items are assigned. While they may seem cumbersome at times, a good meeting keeps your organization focused and goal-oriented. But how do you maintain the productivity of meetings – especially recurring …

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Nonprofit Board Operations: Minutes

It’s the room where it happens. Where the decisions are made, goals are discussed, and milestones are celebrated. When your board of directors formally gathers, it is a meeting of the minds that keeps your nonprofit organization’s operations moving forward and reaching toward new heights. And with such important items being discussed and decided upon …

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Beware the Attorney General: Scrutiny of Director Compensation on the Rise

Recent California Attorney General (“AG”) audits should make every nonprofit board beware the Attorney General. This charity regulator appears to be doubling down on its scrutiny of director compensation. Under the California Nonprofit Corporation Law (the “Nonprofit Law”), the AG has the authority  to look into virtually every aspect of a charity’s operations. This broad …

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Fiscal Sponsorship: 10 Things to Know

January 14, 2021 Posted by Casey Summar in Board, Fiscal sponsors, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

Fiscal sponsorship is one of the topics we have been receiving a surge of inquiries about during the pandemic at The Law Firm for Non-Profits. Some of these inquiries are driven by organizations seeking a way to respond quickly to one of the myriad challenges facing our country. Others are looking for a way to …

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Nonprofit Operations During a National Emergency

May 8, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Board, National emergency, Nonprofits

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts normal nonprofit operations, many nonprofit leaders are wondering how to operate their organizations during a national emergency. For many nonprofit boards, this may be the first time they have had to govern during a crisis. Although it may be difficult, or at times impossible, to continue with normal board actions, …

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The Right Mindsight to Survive the Pandemic

The world will be a different place when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. But the world will still be here. At that time, there will be work to be done, needs to be met and new opportunities for all of us who don’t succumb to negativity, paralysis or panic. As one of the most successful species …

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