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Model Liability Waiver for Association Event Attendees

Should our association require all attendees to agree to a liability release and waiver (“waiver”) as a condition of attendance, assuming the risk of attendance and agreeing not to hold our association liable if the attendee contracts the novel c… Read More
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Mitigating Nonprofit Liability Risk from Workplace Reopenings in the Midst of COVID-19

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic – and to comply with state and local governmental stay-at-home orders – virtually all nonprofits across the country closed their offices in March and required their employees to work remotely. Now, as… Read More
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Top Ten Legal Q&A for Association Events in the COVID-19 Era: Strategies for an Evolving Landscape

As associations begin to contemplate and plan in-person meetings and conferences (“meetings”) – at the same time that they continue to hold and plan virtual ones – there is no shortage of legal considerations to take into account. While by no… Read More
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Liability Waivers for Association Meeting Attendees in the Era of COVID-19

As we begin to contemplate and plan in-person meetings and conferences, should our association require all attendees to agree to a liability release and waiver (“waiver”) as a condition of attendance, assuming the risk of attendance and agreeing… Read More
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Top 11 Copyright and Trademark Tips for Nonprofits

Whether it is protecting your own intellectual property or avoiding the infringing of others’, copyright and trademark law should play an important role in the typical activities of every nonprofit. Fortunately, the well-informed nonprofit can… Read More
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Legal Governance Challenges for Associations During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only thrown a huge monkey wrench into associations’ planned in-person meetings and conferences, but also has thrown a big curveball into association governance. Read More
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The CARES Act: A Guide to the Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently passed the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion bill that provides economic relief for individuals, small businesses, corporations, hospitals, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations, amo… Read More
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Corporate Sponsorship and UBIT: What Every Nonprofit Should Know

Most nonprofits are very familiar with the federal Unrelated Business Income Tax (“UBIT”) that imposes a tax – at the flat 21% corporate income tax rate – on net income derived from regularly carried-on trade or business activities that are n… Read More
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The 15 Most Common Nonprofit Bylaw Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Traps

Although it might not be the document most commonly on the minds of nonprofit directors, officers or staff, bylaws form the backbone of governance for nonprofit organizations; they are a very important document. When nonprofits need to consult their… Read More
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Association Codes of Ethics: Mitigating Legal Risk

Association member codes of ethics provide valuable benefits, not only to associations and their members, but also to professions and industries, government and the general public. However, to successfully establish, operate, and enforce such program… Read More
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Jeff is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys, and a highly regarded and frequent author, lecturer, media commentator, and expert witness on nonprofit legal matters. Formerly the longtime chair of one of the country’s largest nonprofit law practices, he is the recipient of numerous distinguished national awards and honors.
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