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Board Governance Best Practices for Nonprofits

Discover the tools and techniques necessary to lay the foundation of a rock solid board of directors.

Well-governed nonprofits are more likely to obey tax law, safeguard charitable assets and serve charitable interests than one with poor or lax governance. Directors bear ultimate responsibility for the charity and they should be aware of their fiduciary duties. This topic will address the basic rules and best practices for boards of directors to follow to assist them fulfill their duties. These rules draw upon federal tax laws and state nonprofit laws. Navigating the complexities of the laws become more manageable once one becomes acquainted with the policies that assist directors with identifying the markers to keep their organization on track. Directors can then fulfil their duties and be guardians to ensure that the charitable interests are properly served.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Fiduciary Duties of Directors

  • Duty of Care
  • Duty of Loyalty
  • Self-Dealing

Fulfilling Director's Responsibilities

  • Board Composition and Meetings
  • Audit Committees: California Model

Best Practices: Compensation and Self-Dealing

  • Public Charities - Intermediate Sanctions
  • Private Foundation - Self-Dealing Excise Tax

Governance and Form 990

  • Tax Compliance Principles
  • Management Policies

Additional Best Practices

  • Policies Not Requested or Required by IRS
  • Other Laws
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This course was last revised on December 16, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Louis E. Michelson, Esq.

Louis E. Michelson, Esq.

Louis E. Michelson, A Professional Corporation

  • Principal with Law Offices of Louis E. Michelson, A Professional Corporation
  • Practice focuses on planning, charitable giving and other federal, state and local taxation issues for tax-exempt organizations
  • He advises public charities, private foundations, religious and educational organizations, and other nonprofit organizations on issues of formation, management, joint ventures, planned giving and board governance
  • Speaks regularly on nonprofit and tax exemption legal matters
  • Lecturer at UCLA Extension on tax issues for nonprofit organizations
  • Immediate past chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association
  • J.D. degree, UCLA School of Law; M.S. degree in accountancy, DePaul University; B.A. Degree, with general honors, University of Chicago
  • Can be contacted at 310-843-0700 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406284
Published 2019
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