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Accountability and Risk Management
 Fiscal Management
 Guides to Legal Risk Management
 Proper Personnel Management
 Sound Board Governance
Affordable Housing and Homeless Services
Children and Youth Services
Community Arts
Economic Development
Nonprofit Advocacy
Other Legal Alerts
Pro Bono Program News
Program Preservation: Coping with the Economic Downturn
Urban Health

 

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  Accountability and Risk Management
   
 
  Fiscal Management
   
New York Prudent Management Institutional Funds Act
  January 09, 2017
   
Considering a Raffle Fundraiser?
  November 11, 2016
   
Fiscal Sponsorship FAQ
  April 20, 2015
   
IRS Form 1023-EZ Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier for Small Organizations
  July 29, 2014
   
IRS Updates Procedures for Reinstatement of Tax Exempt Status for Automatically Revoked Organizations
  March 14, 2014
   
Real Property Tax Alert
  October 14, 2011
   
 
  Guides to Legal Risk Management
   
A Practical Guide to Legal Risk Management: Contracts
  March 07, 2017
   
A Practical Guide to Legal Risk Management: Governance
  February 03, 2017
   
 
  Proper Personnel Management
   
Get Ready for New York's Paid Family Leave Law
  May 31, 2017
   
Reminder: Freelance Isn't Free
  January 12, 2017
   
Reimbursement of Employee-Purchased Health Insurance is Permitted Again
  January 10, 2017
   
New Minimum Wage, Salary Threshold, and EE0-1 Reporting - updated
  January 10, 2017
   
New Overtime Rules Will NOT Go Into Effect on December 1
  November 28, 2016
   
The New Overtime Rules: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits
  September 12, 2016
   
New Federal Overtime Regulations
  June 15, 2016
   
NYC's Mass Transit Benefits Law Effective January 1, 2016
  December 21, 2015
   
Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act Limits the Use of Credit Checks in Employment
  October 19, 2015
   
New York City's "Ban the Box" Law Effective October 27
  October 19, 2015
   
Nonprofits are Affected by OSHA's Updated Recordkeeping Rule; plus Guidelines for Protecting Workers from Workplace Violence
  October 19, 2015
   
Amendments to Wage Theft Prevention Act, including Repeal of Annual Wage Notices
  April 07, 2015
   
Coming in 2016: Pre-Tax Transit Benefits; Coming Now: NYS Minimum Wage Increases
  April 07, 2015
   
What Employers Need to Know about Changes to New York's Unemployment Insurance Law
  April 07, 2015
   
Authorized Deductions from Employee Wages
  September 26, 2014
   
New York City's Earned Sick Time Act Went Into Effect April 1, 2014
  April 02, 2014
   
NYC Law Requiring Accommodation of Pregnancy
  December 18, 2013
   
New Regulations on Executive Compensation and Administrative Costs for State Contractors
  June 27, 2013
   
New York City Bans Employers from Discriminating Against the Unemployed
  April 11, 2013
   
IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program
  January 03, 2013
   
Additional Protection of Social Security Numbers
  September 01, 2012
   
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act
  April 18, 2012
   
Legal Issues for Working with Interns
  March 09, 2011
   
Wage Theft Prevention Act Enacted Into New York Law
  March 08, 2011
   
How to Use New York State Shared Work Programs
  April 20, 2009
   
Liability of General Contractors and Subcontractors Under NY State Workers' Compensation Law
  October 22, 2008
   
“Speak English Only” Workplace Rules: Proceed With Caution
  July 12, 2007
   
 
  Sound Board Governance
   
New York Nonprofit Organizations, Take Note of New Law: You Can Amend Your Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policy to Steamline Governance
  May 23, 2017
   
Is a Membership Structure Right for Your Organization?
  May 18, 2017
   
Asset Transfer Considerations
  May 18, 2017
   
Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs - updated
  May 11, 2017
   
New York Nonprofit Organizations Must Amend Governance Documents to Comply with New Changes to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
  December 13, 2016
   
State Legislature Passes Bill Changing Law Regarding Nonprofits' Related Party Transactions, Independent Directors, and Governance Committees
  June 22, 2016
   
New Revisions to Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Applicable to New York Corporations
  December 21, 2015
   
Gov. Cuomo Signs First Major Overhaul of NYS Nonprofit Law in Forty Years - updated June 2014
  June 01, 2014
   
 
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  Affordable Housing and Homeless Services
   
Housing Preservation Programs
  January 10, 2017
   
Increased Requirements by Comptroller's Office for Registration of Shelter Contracts
  December 03, 2015
   
Criminal Background Checks on Housing Applicants
  April 07, 2015
   
Controlling Costs When Negotiating a Lease: Real Estate Taxes
  March 03, 2015
   
Real Property Tax Alert
  November 07, 2013
   
Significant Tenant Lease Provisions
  April 11, 2013
   
 
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  Children and Youth Services
   
Employment and Tax Law Considerations Related to Compensating Summer Youth Workers
  May 19, 2015
   
Compliance for Charter Schools and Other Education Corporations with NYS Nonprofit Revitalization Act
  March 14, 2014
   
Contesting an EarlyLearn NYC RFP Determination
  May 14, 2012
   
Charter Schools Receiving FOIL Requests
  March 11, 2011
   
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for ACS-Funded Childcare and Head Start Programs
  March 26, 2009
   
 
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  Community Arts
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Fiscally Sponsoring an Artist's Project
  April 20, 2015
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Negotiating Real Estate Leases and Licenses
  June 27, 2014
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Income-Generating Activities, Part Two: Sales of Food & Merchandise by Community Arts Organizations
  December 10, 2013
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Income-Generating Activities, Part One: Sales of Tickets & Admission Fees to Performances/Events
  April 11, 2013
   
 
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  Economic Development
   
Low-Income Communities Benefit from Financial Inclusion
  June 10, 2016
   
Lawyers Alliance Supports Nonprofits Engaged in Workforce Development
  October 15, 2015
   
 
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  Nonprofit Advocacy
   
Nonprofit Organizations Can Speak Out About Controversial Government Actions
  January 31, 2017
   
What 501(c)(3) Organizations Can and Can't Say About the Presidential Election
  November 10, 2016
   
Tips for Public Charities that Make Grants to Advocacy Groups
  October 26, 2016
   
New Law Imposes Donor Disclosure and Other Requirements on Certain 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organizations
  September 01, 2016
   
New IRS Rule Requires Many IRS 501(c)(4) Organizations to File IRS 8976
  August 09, 2016
   
501(c)(3) Organizations Should Be Aware of Limits on Partisan Political Activity During This Heated Election Season
  December 21, 2015
   
Nonprofit Organizations and Legislative Lobbying FAQs
  November 12, 2015
   
NYS and NYC Offer Amnesty to Organizations that Advocate for their Communities but have Never Registered as Lobbyists
  November 12, 2015
   
Lobbying Compliance Checklist for New York City Nonprofits
  June 27, 2014
   
New Board of Elections Opinion Requires 501(c)(4) Organizations to Register as Political Committees Before Endorsing or Opposing Candidates
  October 15, 2013
   
New Disclosure Requirements for Communications that Support, Oppose or Mention a NY Candidate or Ballot Proposal
  June 27, 2013
   
NYC Campaign Finance Board Rules to Take Effect May 16, 2012
  April 18, 2012
   
 
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  Other Legal Alerts
   
Structuring a Strategic Alliance
  June 07, 2017
   
2017 New Year's Resolutions for Nonprofits
  January 12, 2017
   
Environmental Control Board Amnesty Program
  November 11, 2016
   
Important Upcoming Deadlines
  December 21, 2015
   
 
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  Pro Bono Program News
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Blaise Latella and Kathleen Chastaine of Winston & Strawn LLP
  April 11, 2017
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Greg Dolinsky of Dechert LLP
  March 09, 2017
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Mark Schonberger
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Mara B. Levin
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Michael Kessler
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: David Harty
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honorees: David M. Feldman and Shellie Weisfeld Freedman
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honorees: Jonathan Bloom and Jessica Falk
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Rita Dattola
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Paul Pollock
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Anthony J. Distinti
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2016 Honoree: Jill Rosenberg
  December 15, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Jeffrey J. Murphy and Brian Lee of Dentons US LLP
  March 29, 2016
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Todd C. Arena
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Michael A. Calandra, Jr.
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Allan H. Cohen
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Kyla Henriksen
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Elizabeth Hook
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Sharon Lippett
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Michael Campion Miller
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2015 Honoree: Edward Andrew Puerta
  December 01, 2015
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: Carolyn Austin
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: Alexander W. Bogdan
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honorees: John B. Dodson and Joseph B. Rothenberg
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: Emilie A. Hendee
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: B.K. (Boong-Kyu) Lee
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: Russell D. Sacks
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2014 Honoree: Jonathan E. Silverblatt
  December 19, 2014
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Jonathan Hillel Ashtor
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Allan S. Bloom
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Ezra Borut
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Davis Polk & Wardwell Legal Team
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Robert W Fagiola
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Ji Kim
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Michael A. Lehmann and Jim Walsh
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Lisa A. Levy
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Lisa A. Ferrari and Edward M. Weisz of Cozen O'Connor
  October 21, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Robert Fagiola and Ryan Mahoney of Shearman & Sterling LLP
  July 01, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Ilana Kameros and Michele Masucci of Nixon Peabody LLP
  April 15, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Lance Soderstrom, Mwanga William Mtengule, and Maritza Schaeffer of Alston & Bird LLP
  January 31, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honorees: Jason Habinsky and Christine M. Fitzgerald
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Scott J. Gordon
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Zhuo "David" Huang
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: David W. Lowden
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Michael J. Twersky
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honorees: David Portal and Joann Moolsintong
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Thaddeus Hartmann and Randall Doud of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  July 27, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Allan Bloom and Kelsey Van Wart of Paul Hastings LLP
  June 21, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Jeffrey M. Greenberg, Naitik K. Patel, Michael R. Psathas, and Steven J. Steinman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  April 17, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Richard G. Kass of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  March 08, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Emily Goodman Binick of American Express Company
  January 30, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Terri L. Chase of Jones Day
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honorees: Junaid H. Chida and George M. Williams jr of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Jack P. Flanagan of Paul Hastings LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Craig A. Katerberg of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Stephen H. Kinney, Jr. of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Christine L. Roch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Louis Vlahos of Farrell Fritz, P.C.
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Matthew B. Zisk of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (July 2011): E. Joe Berger of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  July 15, 2011
   
Volunteers of the Month (June 2011): Mal Serure and Anna Stern of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  June 10, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (March 2011): Sylvie Goursaud, White & Case LLP
  March 18, 2011
   
National Pro Bono Week -- Children & Youth
  October 06, 2010
   
Volunteers of the Month (September 2010): Kathleen Clark and Danielle Do of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  September 30, 2010
   
June 2010 Volunteer of the Month
  June 22, 2010
   
April 2010 Volunteer Attorney of the Month
  April 27, 2010
   
 
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  Program Preservation: Coping with the Economic Downturn
   
Board Talking Points: Furloughs: A Tool for Managing Personnel Expenses
  December 22, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Watching the Dollars
  November 30, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Charging Fees for Program Services
  August 27, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Impact of State Budget Stalemate on New York Nonprofits
  June 29, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Loan Repayment Challenges
  April 27, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Renegotiating Vendor Agreements
  January 20, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Use of Professional Employer Organizations
  December 23, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Working With Fundraising Professionals
  November 25, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Collaborations
  October 29, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filings (Updated)
  July 28, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Refinancing
  March 26, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Assigning or Subletting Your Organization's Space
  February 26, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Rollback Employee Benefits
  January 22, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Real Estate Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Organizations
  December 23, 2008
   
Board Asserts Fiscal Oversight Responsibility
  October 22, 2008
   
 
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  Urban Health
   
Nonprofits Must Adjust to Medicaid Redesign: Newsletter Article
  February 15, 2015
   
Lawyers Alliance Launches Urban Health Program
  November 15, 2013
   
New York Public Health Law Section 18
  June 20, 2011