ProBono Partnership July Teleconferences

posted Jun 17, 2011, 1:21 PM by Karen C.

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July 2011    

Current Teleconferences

July 12: Starting a Nonprofit: Myths & Realities

July 13: Three Cups of Lessons: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits


Starting a Nonprofit:  Myths & Realities

July 12 |  12:00PM - 2:00PM EST | free of charge | Teleconference 


This teleconference will help you determine if becoming a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity is the best choice for your organization.  The speaker will discuss the pros and cons of forming a nonprofit organization, the benefits and responsibilities of being incorporated and tax exempt, the alternatives to filing for tax exemption, and the responsibilities of a nonprofit board.       



Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Pro Bono  Partnership


Click here to register.  Registration closes July 8, 2011


Please note:  Teleconference call-in information will be emailed to the address inputted during registration on or before July 11, 2011.       



Three Cups of Lessons:  A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits

July 13 |  12:30PM - 1:30PM EST | $20.00 per person |  Teleconference 

Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, have recently been the subject of public scrutiny over issues that are faced by all nonprofits - use of donated funds, conflict of interest issues, improper board makeup, and impermissible benefit questions.   


Take part in this timely teleconference to gain some insights from this controversy:


  • Exercising care, consistency and transparency with information produced about the Organization; 
  • Ensuring that donations are being used to support your mission;  
  • Recognizing that the 990 is a public disclosure document; 
  • Identifying and treating conflicts of interest with insiders properly; 
  • Having a solid board structure to engender public trust;  
  • Conducting independent audits; and
  • Having an emergency-response plan in place - before trouble arises.  



Maurice Segall, Esq., Director of Fairfield County and NY Programs, Pro Bono Partnership


Lisa Munoz, Esq., Orrick Fellow, Pro Bono Partnership  




Click here to register.  Registration closes July 6, 2011.  Registration fee is nonrefundable.


Please note:  Teleconference call-in information will be emailed to the address inputted during registration on or before July 12, 2011.


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