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Nonprofit Contracts: Protecting Your Organization

Gain a better understanding of the key nonprofit contract provisions to help identify, mitigate, and eliminate risks.

Contracts can be intimidating, yet they are a necessary part of every not-for-profit. After attending this course, you will gain confidence in your ability to streamline and understand the nuances of contractual relationships. Many organizations see value in working with other organizations, but they are wary of doing so due to contracts, formalities, etc. How can an organization change a contract after it has been executed? This course will help the persons responsible for the operation of organizations to recognize the need for and utilize contracts, current and future, to build relationships and increase the outcomes for the organizations. This material will walk through the process and cover the dos and don'ts. This course is critical for high-level employees to utilize this often misunderstood but powerful tool.

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Agenda

What Is a Contract?

  • Series of Promises
  • What Is Consideration?
  • Who Are the Parties to a Contract?

Reasons for a Contract

  • Relationship Building
  • Initiating a Process
  • Commitment
  • Professionalism

Who Can/Should Prepare a Proper Contract?

  • A Lawyer?
  • You?
  • Your Staff?

Problems With Poorly Drafted Contracts

  • No Measurable Metrics
  • No Hard Time Periods
  • Not Specific Enough
  • Terms Implied by Law

Changing and Breaching Contracts

  • ESIGC - Electronic Signatures in Global Commerce
  • Periodic Review
  • Good Rapport Is Critical
  • Timing
  • Measure of Damages
  • War Stories
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OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on June 7, 2022.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.4
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.4 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.4
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.4 credit hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.4
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 83 Minutes.
     
  • NM CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.3 hours of credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.38
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.38 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

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

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM 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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Faculty

Samuel J. Erkonen

Samuel J. Erkonen

Howe & Hutton, Ltd.

  • Partner with Howe & Hutton, Ltd.
  • Practice is limited primarily to not-for-profit organizations and the hospitality industry
  • Admitted in nine different federal jurisdictions nationwide
  • Provides (before COVID-19) 30-40 educational presentations yearly in connection with not-for-profit law and related liability issues
  • J.D. degree; LL.M. (masters of law) degree in taxation, Washington University in St. Louis; graduate in finance, University of Iowa
  • Can be contacted at 815-919-6580, [email protected], or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409843
Published 2022
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