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Advising Nonprofits, Fifth Edition (Bound Hard Copy)
*NEW IN APRIL 2013* This timely edition of Lawyers Alliance's comprehensive guide to legal issues encountered by staff and board members in operating and managing not-for-profit corporations includes legal questions relating to corporate governance and structuring, contracts, regulatory compliance, fundraising, personnel management, lobbying and political activity, intellectual property, and revenue-generating activities. Preview the Table of Contents. Copyright 2013. 531 pages.

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Advising Nonprofits, Fifth Edition (PDF Version - Single User)
*NEW IN APRIL 2013* Lawyers Alliance is pleased to offer a $100 PDF version of Advising Nonprofits, including footnotes with website links, for the limited internal use of individuals or nonprofit organizations with budgets of less than $1 million. (Please see following entry for unlimited use site license PDF.)

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Advising Nonprofits, Fifth Edition (PDF Version - Site License)
*NEW IN APRIL 2013* This $200 PDF version of Advising Nonprofits is designed for unlimited internal use by law firms, law school libraries, mid- and large-sized nonprofit organizations, and others.

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Building Successful Collaborations: A Legal Guide for Nonprofits
By collaborating, nonprofit organizations are able to draw upon outside expertise, expand geographic reach, and tap financial and personnel resources that are otherwise unavailable to them. This publication aims to provide nonprofit organizations with tools to make the collaboration process easy, effective and legally strong. Topics explored include: the collaborative arrangement, due diligence, the role of the board of directors, assessment of organizational risk, the negotiation process, an overview of the primary collaboration agreement, and the process of managing the collaboration. The guide also includes worksheets and sample agreements for your reference as your organization considers collaborations. Preview the table of contents and introductory chapter. Copyright 2007.($40.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Bylaws That Work: A Manual for New York Nonprofits
Bylaws That Work: A Manual for New York Nonprofits is designed to help New York not-for-profit corporations prepare new or revised bylaws. It contains a legal overview of topics commonly covered in bylaws, questionnaires to assist those developing bylaws, and sample documents for not-for-profit corporations with and without members. Topics include: corporate structure, directors and officers, membership, procedures for reviewing, amending, and filing bylaws, and other basic information commonly in bylaws. Preview the Table of Contents. Copyright 2010. ($40.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Changing The Name of a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation
This manual is a step-by-step primer on how to change the name of a not-for-profit corporation in New York. It is designed for non-lawyers who are handling the name change process and includes a complete set of model forms. Copyright 2004, Third Edition. ($10.00 plus $2.43 postage and handling)
Charting the Course: Legal Help for Nonprofits in Troubled Times - Full Report (Bound Hard Copy)
*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. Preview the table of contents and introduction. Copyright 2012. 146 pages, plus Executive Summary. ($45.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Charting the Course: Legal Help for Nonprofits in Troubled Times - Full Report (PDF Version)
*NEW in DEC 2012* Lawyers Alliance is pleased to offer a PDF version of Charting the Course, including footnotes with website links, for the limited internal use of purchasers for $35. Please allow two business days for Lawyers Alliance to process the PDF order. Use the Order Online or Order by Mail or Fax buttons below.

Thanks to the generosity of New York's philanthropic community, Lawyers Alliance is also making a free PDF copy of Charting the Course, including footnotes with website links, to nonprofit organizations facing financial difficulties that request a fee waiver. To request a copy for your nonprofit organization's limited internal use, send your and your organization's name, mail and email address, and phone number to publications@lawyersalliance.org with "Charting Fee Waiver Request" in the subject line. Do not use the buttons below.

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Charting the Course: Legal Help for Nonprofits in Troubled Times - Executive Summary
*FREE & NEW in DEC 2012* This Executive Summary identifies the primary themes and proven strategies discussed in the full report, Charting the Course. 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. Charting the Course focuses on strengthening five key areas: mission, people, facilities, funds, and relationships. It also recommends public policies to support nonprofit advocacy, rationalize government contracting, simplify regulatory reviews, and increase access to working capital. Copyright 2012. 25 pages.

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Disaster Relief and Recovery: The Role of Nonprofits Beyond Ground Zero and the Legal Implications of Their Work
*FREE* This white paper discusses the broad range of problems and human needs created or intensified by the September 11 attacks, particularly in New York's low-income and disadvantaged communities, and the important role of nonprofit organizations in responding to them. It also examines some of the key legal issues that nonprofit disaster relief organizations faced after September 11. Copyright 2003.

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Extra Credit: A Legal Guide for Nonprofits Offering In-School and After-School Programs
This manual is designed for nonprofit managers, lawyers and anyone who works with nonprofit organizations striving to make a difference in the lives of school-age children. Topics include: getting started and incorporation, hiring and training employees, understanding and reducing potential liability, and other regulatory and legal issues under New York law pertinent to programs serving school-age children. It contains examples of legal documents. Copyright 2002. The 2005 Supplement is available by request. ($40.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Getting Organized
This manual is designed as a guide for nonprofit managers and attorneys representing organizations that seek to incorporate and to secure recognition of tax-exempt status. It contains step-by-step instructions with legal commentary and sample forms. Copyright 1999, Fifth Edition. Includes 2006 insert on the new 1023 application for 501(c)(3) status. ($93.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Joint Ventures for Housing Organizations
*FREE* Joint Ventures for Housing Organizations covers when an organization should consider entering in to a joint venture and what the legal issues are when a nonprofit enters into a joint venture with a business entity. Copyright 2007.

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Mergers and Strategic Alliances for New York Not-for-Profit Corporations
This manual addresses the legal issues surrounding mergers and other types of strategic alliances of not-for-profit corporations. Topics include the legal steps which must be accomplished in order to merge, whether a merger or some other form of strategic alliance is in the best interest of the organization, and how to protect nonprofit programs and assets when entering into these relationships. Copyright 2003.($40.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
Running It Right: A Legal Manual For Child Care Centers
This manual is intended for board members and managers of day care centers and it is designed to help day care centers establish and follow sound legal policies. Topics covered include: regulation and licensing of child care centers, incorporation and tax exemption, liability and insurance issues, and employment policies. Copyright 1998. ($40.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)
The Volunteer Workforce: Legal Issues and Best Practices for Nonprofits
This publication is aimed at nonprofits working with volunteers and other unpaid staff. Legal topics include: distinctions between volunteers and employees, reference and background checks, expense reimbursement and stipends, setting up and managing volunteer relationships, understanding and managing liability risks, and working with young volunteers. Preview the table of contents and introductory chapter. Copyright 2007. ($45.00 plus $6.07 postage and handling)