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Let’s Go Legal – Seattle
April 15, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.
We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Nancy Bacon, Washington Nonprofits
Nancy is a teacher and instructional designer who has served in the nonprofit roles of executive director, founding program director, board member, and volunteer since 1996. She led the teams creating Finance Unlocked, Boards in Gear, Let’s Go Legal, and Strategic Planning in Nonprofits and regularly teaches on nonprofits topics in communities across Washington.
Brenda Tausch Lapora, Wayfind
Brenda joined Wayfind in 2015. She has a background in civil legal aid, veterans law, and assisting nonprofits with transactional matters. Prior to joining Wayfind, Brenda launched the military Discharge Upgrade Clinic for the Urban Justice Center’s Veteran Advocacy Project in New York City, and she represented veterans in veterans’ benefits and military discharge upgrade cases. She first started assisting low-income individuals and communities as an attorney on the Northwest Justice Project’s CLEAR legal hotline. Brenda also has experience teaching Ethiopian law students at Haramaya University, where she lived for six months. She has served on the Board of Directors of six nonprofits, and is currently on the Seattle Globalist’s Board. Brenda is also a part-time faculty member for the University of Washington’s Communication Leadership graduate program, and is a 2017 JustLead Washington Leadership Academy Fellow.
Washington Nonprofits is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information on their website.
- $20 Members of Washington Nonprofits
- $30 Not-yet-members
Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact Washington Nonprofits if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.