March 24, 2015
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Message from Colleen Struss, Nonprofit Organizations Committee Chair  
Advanced Compliance Education Summit (ACES)  
Annual Meeting  
Upcoming Events  
Micro-Networking Lunches  
Webcasts  
New Committee Sponsor  
Committee Leadership  
Networks
Virtual Library
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Message from Colleen Struss, Nonprofit Organizations Committee Chair


The Nonprofit Organizations Committee (NOC) is your committee.  The value we bring is leveraged by your participation and willingness to share your knowledge.  We thank you for participating in NOC programs and look forward to a terrific year!

This year, we will focus on education.  From sessions at the Annual Meeting to on-point webcasts, from LQHs that provide information you can use today to opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, the NOC leadership has developed a robust education program to help maximize the value you receive from ACC.  The next page of this newsletter highlights some of those education and training opportunities.  We hope that you will participate in these programs and that they prove useful and worth your time.  

Rob Falk, our immediate past chair and current president of the National Capital Region Chapter, is continuing to work on a project with the Department of Labor to determine the appropriate classification of interns.  

It’s a privilege to work with you and for you - - here’s to a great year!


Colleen Struss


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Advanced Compliance Education Summit (ACES)


The Advanced Compliance Education Summit (ACES) will be held on April 26-28 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Nonprofit Organizations and Employment & Labor Committees are presenting a Tabletop Exercise: Creating Compliance Strategy for a Hypothetical New Tax and Employment Law.

The program will introduce a new (and fictitious) federal law that requires officers of corporations to certify, under individual criminal penalty, that all independent contractors are properly classified under federal, state and foreign law, and that all employees are properly classified for FLSA purposes, and parallel state and foreign laws.

Work in small groups to develop outlines for assessing legal risks to the participant’s organization and strategies for bringing an organization into compliance, including communications and costs.

For more information and to register for ACES, please click here.

 


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Annual Meeting

The committee will host two sessions at the ACC Annual Meeting:

Advanced Contests and Sweepstakes

So you know the difference between a raffle and a sweepstakes.  What now?  How do you turn that knowledge into a functioning contest or sweepstakes?  Discussion will cover the practical steps including registering with state regulators, selecting a vendor, crafting rules and disclosures, reviewing advertising and dealing with privacy issues in the digital age.
Program Organizer:  Julisa Edwards

Corporate Charity – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

This session will include an overview of legal landmines associates with forming and operating a corporate charity and serving on non-profit boards.  Many corporate leaders are asked to serve on non-profit boards or decide to form and operate charitable organizations, but even a simple error can have significant adverse legal and financial consequences for the corporation – or even the individual director.  This program will cover some of the more common legal issues impacting 501(c)(3) orgs and the ethical issues facing in-house counsel who may be asked to advise the charitable org or asked to serve on a non-profit board.            
Program Organizer: Jon Woltmann


We’re looking for speakers!  Contact Dan Koslofsky or the program organizer if you are interested or have a recommended panelist.


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Upcoming Events

Please join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT for our monthly committee call. During the call there will be a Legal Quick Hit entitled "Interacting with State and Local Governments: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know about Lobbying and Gift Rules." The presentation will cover common issues to consider when determining whether you need to register or report in a state and some of the common themes in gift and ethics law.

For more information and to register, please click here.


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Micro-Networking Lunches

Want to meet non-profit colleagues in your area? Volunteer to host a micro-networking lunch!  The ACC staff will assist with finding other members in your area. All that’s needed from you is to make the reservation and host the event.  
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Webcasts

The committee is planning several webcasts for 2015, including:

  • Collaborations – Mitigating Risk in an Evolving Landscape,
  • Advanced Conflicts of Interest,
  • Legal Aspects of Global Investing, and
  • Privacy Implications for data-driven marketing and fundraising programs.

Watch e-Groups for more information!


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New Committee Sponsor

Welcome Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.  Led by Partner Jerry Jacobs, Pillsbury will be leading many of our Legal Quick Hits for 2015, and will work with us on webcasts and more.


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Committee Leadership

Chair: Colleen Struss, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Vice-Chair: Amy Pena, Lions Club International
     
Secretary: Sara Hall, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
       
Program Chair: Dan Koslofsky, AARP


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