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Lawyers Alliance offers publications for nonprofit managers and attorneys who represent them on legal topics. Researched and written by Lawyers Alliance's experienced staff and volunteers, these publications include practical tools such as model forms and checklists.

Thousands of nonprofits -- from start-up organizations to multi-service institutions -- use the information in these publications to be more effective, successful, and accountable as they make New York a better place to live and work.

Latest Publications from Lawyers Alliance!

Advising Nonprofits, Fifth Edition

*NEW in APRIL 2013* This comprehensive guide to legal issues encountered by attorneys, staff, and board members in operating and managing not-for-profit corporations has been updated substantially since the last edition to include several recent legal and practical developments. Key issues relating to corporate governance and structuring, contracts, regulatory compliance, fundraising, personnel management, lobbying and political activity, intellectual property, and revenue-generating activities are covered in the book. The extensive Appendices contain model documents and practical checklists and charts. Published in 2013. Preview the table of contents.

This publication is available as a bound hard copy and as both an Individual Use and Site License PDF download. The electronic versions include linked table of contents, index, and websites.

Special offer: Purchasers of either the Individual Use or the Site License PDF will receive a 20% discount on any bound hard copies of Advising Nonprofits purchased at the same time. Discounts will be applied automatically before the transaction is final.

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Charting the Course: Legal Help for Nonprofits in Troubled Times

*NEW in DEC 2012* This report provides proven business and legal strategies to help nonprofit leaders and board members meet the continuing challenges posed in a weak economy. Nonprofit organizations are coping with increased demand for their services as funding becomes more precarious. Despite an unpredictable financial outlook, there are multiple strategies and best practices that nonprofits can pursue to minimize risks, sustain and enhance their programs, maximize their resources, and better position themselves to carry forth their charitable missions. The report focuses on five key areas: mission, people, facilities, funds, and relationships. It includes a detailed analysis and hypothetical examples of when and how legal assistance can make a positive difference. It also recommends public policies to support nonprofit advocacy, rationalize government contracting, simplify regulatory reviews, and increase access to working capital. Published in 2012. Preview the table of contents and introduction.

The full version of this publication is available as a bound hard copy and as a PDF download that includes footnotes and website links. There is also a free executive summary available for download.

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