Having good, clear policies and procedures in place is critical for any organization and nonprofit organizations are no exception.
Congratulations, your organization is now incorporated and received its determination letter from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax-exempt status under Code Section 501(a). Many organizations believe that the hard work is now done but doing so could jeopardize the continued operations of the organization. This white paper reviews annual action items and key policies, lobbying and electioneering, and audit triggers.
Counsel in the Rochester, NY office of Nixon Peabody LLP
Represented organizations ranging from the very small to the very large on all matters relating to nonprofit governance and related issues; also worked with several organizations to guide them through IRS and regulatory audits; assisted numerous charities navigate the various rules regarding charitable solicitations in a market that necessitates the use of social media and electronic communications
Conducts regular seminars and workshops on nonprofit governance, issues relating to tax-exempt status and charitable solicitations
Member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and a member of the Legal Resources Committee and is also involved with the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, previously serving as a board member as well as chair of their Media Committee and co-chair of the Program Committee; also a member of the American, New York State, and Monroe County bar associations
Received numerous awards for her commitment to pro bono service; in 2003, she received the William E. McKnight Award from the Monroe County Bar Association; in 2005, she received the Legal Aid Society of New York City Pro Bono Award
A recipient of Nixon Peabody’s Rodman Peabody Pro Bono Award, winning in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011 to 2015