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Posted on December 7, 2011

The new IRS 990 Form and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act both address the question of document retention for nonprofits. Adopting and enforcing a written document retention policy is a best practice your organization may want to adopt.

Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.

Posted on December 7, 2011

The IRS has made it clear that you should have a written conflict of interest policy and it’s a good idea for your organization. Learn how often they should be reporting and the additional compliance steps you need to take.

Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.

Posted on December 7, 2011

The newly revised Form 990 now asks directly whether your organization has adopted a whistleblower policy. Learn how a written policy can benefit your board now, and save you pain and trouble later.

Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.

Posted on December 7, 2011

This alert discusses audit committees – what is the committee’s function, who should serve on it and what are the committee’s responsibilities. The alert also has a sample job description for the committee.

Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.

Posted on December 7, 2011

Learn about audits, reviews and compilations to help determine which one might be best for your organization.

Posted on December 6, 2011

If you are doing business under a different trade name than your organization’s legal name, you probably need to fill out a “Doing Business As” (DBA) application. Here are the steps you will need to take to successfully fill out and submit your DBA application in Georgia.

Posted on November 16, 2011

Odds are that many of your employees regularly visit online social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It’s also likely that more than a few maintain their own blogs. You may even have employees that maintain sites on behalf of your organization. Should an employer care about what employees are doing online? Absolutely! During this webcast, our speakers help nonprofits understand the following risks related to social networking activities:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Copyright infringement
  • Protection of your organization’s proprietary and confidential information
  • Other legal risks for employers
  • How to use social media safely and successfully

Our speakers then provide best practices for creating and enforcing policies to minimize these risks.

Presenters:
Lael Bellamy, Chief Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, ING Americas
Justin Connell, Associate, Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP

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