Serving on Nonprofit Boards: What Lawyers Need to Know [incl. 1 Ethics hour]

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 1 GENERAL / 1 ETHICS (or 1 LAW & LEGAL / 1 ETHICS for WA state)

Serving as an effective member of a dynamic nonprofit Board is challenging! Often, it can feel like an episode of the television show “Survivor.” In this engaging seminar, explore practical and refreshingly unique ways in which you can transform your Board journey into an “Amazing Race,” capable of translating bold vision into reality. Moving beyond a simple review of Board roles and responsibilities, this seminar dives deep into the key practices of dynamic nonprofit Boards, potential pitfalls to avoid, as well as current trends and hot topics. Attorneys will find added value in discussion of IRS areas of enforcement focus and strategies to manage conflicts of interest and mitigate risk. By the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will be equipped to embody excellence in nonprofit governance.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Nonprofit Board Roles and Responsibilities
•   5 characteristics of highly effective Boards
•   Current trends and hot topics in Board governance
•   IRS regulation and Caselaw to Know
•   Managing conflicts of interest and mitigating risk

Date / Time: December 20, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

Choose a format:

•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: October 16, 2019

Gregory Nielsen, Esq. is President and CEO of Nielsen Training & Consulting, LLC. He is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. Gregory has earned the prestigious BoardSource Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting. He is also a frequent speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance and host of the podcast Nonprofit Vision.

Gregory previously served as CEO of the Center of Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE), expanding the reach of the organization to serve more than 500 nonprofit organizations through consulting and professional development. During this time, Gregory also helped launch Destination:Excellence, a 6 month leadership development program for nonprofit executives and Circles of Excellence, a peer-to-peer learning program for nonprofit leaders. The growth and accomplishments of CNPE under his leadership were recognized locally and nationally, and the organization was honored with awards from the Better Business Bureau for Ethics and the Louisville Urban League for championing diversity.

Gregory is a military veteran, having previously served as an officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.

In 2016, Gregory was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Louisville Business First publication.

Accreditation Policy
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Section I. Role of the Board

Section II. Governance Landscape

Section III. Fiduciary Duties – Ethics

Section IV. Leading Practices in Governance

Section V. Trends, hot topics, and cases to know

Section VI. Managing conflicts and mitigating risk