Essentials of Board Governance for Nonprofit Organizations

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, July 15, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $159

Information

Why Attend?

  • Become a better board member once you understand board governance basics
  • Help your clients to avoid common governance mistakes
  • Learn how to conduct a governance audit for your clients
  • Improve your clients’ governance by taking advantage of often overlooked provisions in the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act
  • Enable your clients to conduct more productive board meetings by adopting best practices in nonprofit governance

Many attorneys serve on nonprofit boards without fully understanding the potential complexities of the organization’s governance. The interplay of state law, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the federal income tax code can present challenges to attorneys who do not practice in this area on a regular basis. The coronavirus has caused organizations to look at new ways of holding board meetings and taking action without meetings, often without regard to what is allowed by the organization’s own governance documents or state law. This introductory course is intended to prepare you to be better able to advise your nonprofit clients, whether you are forming a new nonprofit organization or advising one that has been around for more than a century.

 

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

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MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 16) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Essentials of Board Governance for Nonprofit Organizations
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 15) (Eastern Time)

3:00 Essentials of Board Governance for Nonprofit Organizations
5:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Eileen Morgan Johnson, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP / Falls Church


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Eileen Johnson has over 30 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations and associations on a wide variety of legal issues, including tax advice, charitable solicitation and fundraising, membership programs, and employment issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Johnson was in-house counsel for the National Wildlife Federation. She has held leadership roles in the Association Foundation Group, ASAE, and the Virginia State Bar.

Ms. Johnson is a partner and co-chair of the practice at Whiteford. She received her law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University in 1982, and is admitted in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California.

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