Current Legal Issues for Non-Profit Organizations

9/2/2009

The nonprofit sector has seen tremendous growth in the past decade and now accounts for nearly 14 percent of the Massachusetts work force. As nonprofits provide a greater percentage of social and other services historically performed by government and families, they have come under more stringent regulation. One of the latest efforts is “regulation through disclosure” under the new I.R.S. Form 990, soon to be applicable to all nonprofits with gross revenues over $250,000 per year.

The Law School's Advanced Legal Studies program and the Provider's Council will address developing trends in the conference "Current Legal Issues for Non-Profit Organizations: Dealing with Growing Needs in Difficult Times" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, September 11, at the Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

The program will be taught by leading practitioners and top government regulators, who will explore current nonprofit law and developing trends, including critical enforcement directions.

Topics include:

  • How to avoid pitfalls caused by differences between nonprofit and for-profit entities
  • The special quirks of Massachusetts nonprofit law and regulation
  • The latest information on regulatory initiatives and Internal Revenue Service plans
  • The Massachusetts version of the pending Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
  • The latest governance techniques and best practices

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