Legal Center for Nonprofits

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Hallmarks of Effective Nonprofit Boards

Without an effective board of directors, it is virtually impossible for a nonprofit to sustainably and successfully carry out its mission.  But what does an effective board look like? An...

What is a Quorum and Why Does It Matter?

Do you know what your organization’s bylaws say about quorum? If you know where your bylaws are, it may be a good idea to check! “Quorum” means the minimum number of people that must be...

Does our nonprofit need insurance?

This is another question I’m often asked in the early stages, as a nonprofit board is coming together, and the answer this time is, “It depends, but probably.” A primary responsibility of a...

Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit?

Wednesday, April 13,  6:00 - 8:00 pm Do you have a great idea that will help your community? Maybe it should be a nonprofit! We’ll discuss the difference between nonprofits & for-profits,...

Nonprofits Must Manage Risk

Nonprofit boards of directors are responsible for risk management in their organizations. Larger nonprofits may have staff to carry out the risk management function, but for most small nonprofits,...