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Posted on January 12, 2021

Start the year off right by submitting IRS filings, completing local renewals and sending out donor acknowledgements on time.  This Article includes a checklist of common items that most Georgia nonprofits should have on their legal maintenance “to do” list for January, including W-2s, donor acknowledgements, and Georgia Secretary of State corporate renewals.


Posted on September 5, 2019

If your organization’s plans for the new year include a name change, check out our article that presents steps for changing the legal name of a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization in Georgia.

Posted on July 17, 2014

This is part two of an eight part webinar series that provides general legal information about operating a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. This webinar discusses nonprofit governance requirements and best practices, including those for board duties, board meetings, board member rights and liabilities, governing documents, and filings.

Presenter: Holly Gregory, Esq., Weil, Gotshal & Manges (no longer with firm)

Click here to view the webinar.

Posted on October 12, 2012

The law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP developed this thorough guide including sample corporate policies.

Posted on December 7, 2011

This Guide outlines 33 practices designed to support board members and staff leaders of every charitable organization as they work to improve their own operations using guiding principles of ethical conduct, accountability, and transparency. The Panel encourages these leaders to examine the practices carefully and determine how best they should be applied to their own operations.

Posted on December 7, 2011

Good corporate governance practices are vital to keeping your nonprofit status, satisfying donors, and running a tight ship. Here are some suggestions that will set you off in the right direction.

Posted on December 6, 2011

This is our own Georgia-specific source on best practices for corporate governance and compliance with the IRS guidelines for 501(c)(3) organizations, tax reporting and state filings. The best methods to keep your 501(c)(3) exemption.

Posted on May 20, 2009

Paper, paper, paper! Nonprofits must comply with many of the same corporate governance requirements as for-profit companies and the fiduciary responsibilities of nonprofit boards are growing and under scrutiny. During this one hour webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:

  • The importance of good bylaws and following those bylaws
  • The importance of keeping accurate records and an up-to-date corporate minute book
  • Board duties and responsibilities

Presenter: James Stevens, Associate, Kilpatrick Stockton

Click here to view the webcast.