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作者 Rosenthal, Lesley
書名 Good Counsel : Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits
出版項 Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
國際標準書號 9781118222799 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (352 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Who Should Use This Book -- Features of the Book -- How This Book Is Set Up -- Preliminary Observations -- Illustrative Cases -- Part I: An Overview of Nonprofits' Legal Needs -- Chapter 1: What Good Counsel Can Do for Nonprofits -- What Legal Needs Do Nonprofits Have in Common? -- Beyond Laws about Nonprofits: Complying with Business Laws, Too -- First Stop for Legal Advice: CYA (Consult Your Attorney) -- In Sum/Coming Up Next -- Chapter 2: Nonprofit Legal Basics: Corporate Law and the Requirements of the Tax Exemption -- The Benefits of Incorporating -- Getting Organized as a Nonprofit Corporation -- Following Good Corporate Law Practices -- Obtaining Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status -- Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status -- Meeting Additional IRS Expectations -- Chapter 3: Good Counsel about Corporate Governance -- What Does the Board Do? -- Advocacy and Independent Judgment: Counsel in Relation to the Chief Executive -- When Governance Fails: Learning by Negative Example -- Part II: A Grand Tour of Nonprofits' Business Law Needs -- Chapter 4: Contracts and Intellectual Property: Laws that Matter to Program Staff -- Understanding the Organization's Program -- Contracts: At the Heart of the Program's Legal Arrangements -- What Is Intellectual Property (and What Does It Have to Do with Nonprofits?) -- Copyright Law for Nonprofits: An Introduction -- Chapter 5: Counseling the Rainmakers: Legal Aspects of Raising Money -- A Lawyer's Introduction to Fundraising -- Laws That Matter to Fundraisers -- Other Places Where Legal Meets Fundraising -- Better Fundraising Through Good Governance and Compliance -- Chapter 6: Laws That Matter to the Finance Department (or Not-for-Profit, but Not-for-Loss Either)
Understand the Big Financial Picture -- A Year in the Life -- Other Places Where Legal and Finance Meet -- Chapter 7: Getting Personnel: Human Resources Law for Nonprofits -- Human Dynamics, Nonprofits, and the Law -- Key Legal Elements of Employment Relationships -- Other Laws that Matter to Nonprofit Human Resources Professionals -- Chapter 8: Getting the Word Out, Legally: Counseling the Nonprofit Communications Team -- Introduction to the Legal Aspects of Nonprofit Communications -- What Nonprofit Marketing Directors Should Know about Trademark Law -- Clearing Rights to Use the Protected Works of Others -- Consumer Regulatory Laws -- Getting the Word Out, Digitally -- Other Places Where Legal Meets Communications -- Chapter 9: Legal Meets Operations, Facilities Management, and Security -- Laws That Matter to Operations -- About Leases -- Risk Management and the Chief Operating Officer -- Chapter 10: Political Activities and Governmental Lobbying -- Thou Shalt Not Politick -- Lobbying: Advocacy with Limits -- Recordkeeping, Registration, and Financial Disclosure -- What Isn't Lobbying? -- Part III: For Good Counsel Only -- Chapter 11: Taking Charge of the Legal Function -- Catalogue and Prioritize Legal Needs -- The Softer Skills of Good Counsel -- Chapter 12: Finding Your Dream Job as In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit -- Where to Begin Searching for an In-House Job at a Nonprofit -- How to Position Yourself to Win an In-House Job in a Nonprofit -- Don't Believe the Myths -- Chapter 13: Mobilizing Other Legal Forces for the Good -- Paid and Pro Bono Representations -- A Broad-Gauge Role for the Legal Profession in the Nonprofit Sector -- Notes -- Index
A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations Good Counsel is a compact and personable overview of the legal needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, Good Counsel explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law, governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program, fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations, contracts, government relations, and more. Good Counsel is designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public good. Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, Good Counsel is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members as well as lawyers and law students. Using Good Counsel as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and assessment tools Features sample contracts, licenses, and other form documents Filled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use by educators in business, management, public policy, and law schools Good Counsel is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Good Counsel shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with years of in-house and business law experience
as well as board service
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Rosenthal, Lesley Good Counsel : Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781118084045
主題 Nonprofit organizations -- Law and legislation -- United States.;Law
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