Lawyers for Nonprofits
Since 2012, Lawyers for Nonprofits, a project of Side Project Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity, has provided legal services and training to hundreds of small and start-up nonprofit organizations across the country.
Small and start-up nonprofits are an essential part of the community and often fill gaps in services for our communities' most vulnerable members. Lawyers for Nonprofits builds capacity at these small and start-up organizations by providing legal, compliance, and operational support. This includes local Meet with a Lawyer Days, The Nonprofit Legal Hotline for small and start-up nonprofits, and our On-Demand legal aid program.
Lawyers for Nonprofits was co-founded by Jeffrey Fromknecht. He holds graduate degrees in both social work and law and has more than 20 years of experience working at nonprofit organizations in a variety of direct-service and management roles. Jeff is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and Florida.
Life Cycle of a Nonprofit
This resource overviews the major milestones that most nonprofit organizations go through and the common compliance and legal issues that need to be addressed at each stage.
Board of Directors 101
Taking on a leadership role as a board member of a nonprofit organization is an exciting opportunity for new lawyers. While it is an honor to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors, it is important to know and understand that this is more than just a title to add to your LinkedIN profile. Members of the Board of Directors serve in a fiduciary role to the organization. This presentation provides a primer on the roles and fiduciary responsibilities of the members of the Board of Directors
Legal Compliance Checklist
There are many local, state, and federal laws that impact the operations of nonprofit corporations. This checklist provides an overview of the major corporate, tax, and fundraising laws, rules, and regulations that might impact your nonprofit tax exempt organizations.