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Consultants, attorneys and management support organizations (MSOs) have shared tools, articles, and guides on IdeaEncore to help you navigate the many legal issues your organization might encounter.
For some general information on the legal issues nonprofits and nonprofit executives may face, the Nonprofit Risk Management Center has shared their e-book Exposed: A Legal Field Guide for Nonprofit Executives ($25).
Attorney Erin McClarty has shared some helpful free samples and articles like a Sample Confidentiality Agreement for Non-profits and 10 Things a Non-profit Should Include in Its Contracts.
The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida has also shared their Sample Conflict of Interest Policy ($15, or free for group members), an essential document for nonprofits to have. The IRS Form 990 that most nonprofits in the United States asks not only whether your organization has a written conflict of interest policy, but also about the process that your group uses to manage conflicts and how your nonprofit determines whether board members have a conflict of interest.
Allen Bromberger has written extensively about legal issues related to social enterprise and hybrid business forms. Social Enterprise: A Lawyer’s Perspective provides a good overview.
We’ve also added many excellent legal resources, downloadable or book formats, through our recent partnership with Nolo Press, including:
- The Employer’s Legal Handbook – Manage Your Employees and Workplace Effectively ($24.99),
- Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes and Records ($19.99)
- Getting Permission – How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off ($20.99).
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The information and resources contained in this newsletter are not legal advice. They are only provided as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments or pertain to your state or situation. We urge our readers to retain or seek the appropriate legal counsel.