EO Radio Show

EO Radio Show

Welcome to EO Radio Show, Your Nonprofit Legal Resource, brought to you by the Exempt Organizations Group at Farella Braun + Martel. My name is Cynthia Rowland. I’m a business and tax partner at Farella with more than 30 years of experience advising clients on non-profit and charity law. I help philanthropists, including private individuals as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations, who wish to make the world a better place. Through this podcast, our lawyers and guests will discuss a range of legal and business issues impacting the nonprofit world because we understand you work hard every day to make your community a better place to live and work. We hope you will appreciate discussions of basic legal principles, as well as in-depth technical discussions of the legal and regulatory landscape. Topical presentations and guests on EO Radio Show will focus on helping you reach a solid understanding of what it takes to organize, operate and lead an effective charitable organization that presents itself as a professional and trustworthy partner. Starting with a key legal concept, each show will focus on an essential piece of the framework in which charities operate, and will explain how the right understanding leads to a well-functioning organization. We will also help you understand the legal world in which charities operate and will provide detailed links and connections to additional resources on the topic of the day. We want you to think of EO Radio Show as a modern-day audio treatise on charity legal issues and the practical application of legal principles of effective operation of a charity. EO Radio Show is for all professionals, whether you are leading, funding, advising, or operating a public charity or private foundation that aspires to be a force for good in your space. You work hard every day to make your communities and the world a better place.

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August 8, 2022 16 min

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This episode provides a checklist of considerations when organizing a new charity to provide relief in the aftermath of a disaster, such as an earthquake, hurricane, wildfire, pandemic, terrorist attack, or war.

Many disasters require long-term recovery efforts, long-term fundraising, and a long-term commitment to the victims. This episode focuses on the many steps the new o...

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Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This Nonprofit Basics episode addresses some common charitable questions that come up in the immediate aftermath of disasters: earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, pandemics, terrorist attacks, and wars.

Generous Americans look for immediate ways to create new organizations or charitable programs to support those affected by fundraising, direct service, or financial or materi...

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Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This Nonprofit Basics episode is the third of a three-part series on election year activities for public charities and private foundations. Part 3 addresses private foundation approaches to policy advocacy that are allowed by the Internal Revenue Code.

Part 1 addressed the prohibition on intervention in candidate campaigns for elected office and Part 2 focused on legislative...

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Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This Nonprofit Basics episode is the second of a three-part series on election year activities for public charities and private foundations.

Part 1 addressed the prohibition on intervention in candidate campaigns for elected office. Part 2 focuses on legislative lobbying activities by public charities.

This discussion addresses permitted educational and advocacy activities, ...

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Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This Nonprofit Basics episode is the first of a three-part series on election year activities of public charities and private foundations. In this part 1, I address the prohibition on intervention in candidate campaigns for elected office.

Part 2 will focus on legislative lobbying activities for public charities. That discussion will address permitted educational and advocac...

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Welcome to EO Radio Show. This nonprofit basics episode is intended to help a founder of a new charity to navigate the complex rules that describe a public charity. Many people think that the designation 501c3 means an organization is a charity, but there is more to it than that.

In this episode, we'll talk about the IRS classifications that distinguish between a public charity and a private foundation. We’ll talk about the fou...

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The worst nightmare for most nonprofit board members is a complaint that sparks an investigation of misconduct at the organization. The ember may have been burning for some time before the board becomes aware of it or may be a sudden wind-driven catastrophe that started with one person’s bad or inept act.

No matter the source, how can the board best surround the organization with a defensible space? And, once battling the heat of t...

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Under state law, the business and affairs of a nonprofit corporation must be managed and all corporate powers are to be exercised by and under the direction of the board of directors. Each director has personal duties to the corporation.

Principally, these duties are the duty of care and the duty of loyalty, and that's what we'll talk about in this episode of EO Radio Show.

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Attorney General’s Guide for Charities...

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This Nonprofit Basics episode covers some of the roles that people play in the governance of a nonprofit corporation. We are focused here mostly on nonprofit corporations, although nonprofits can be formed as charitable trusts.

Let's go over the nonprofit corporation governance positions first, and then we'll circle back to how these concepts of governance apply in the trust structure.

Resources:

New York Attorney General P...

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This Nonprofit Basics episode gives an overview of the choices of legal form for nonprofit organizations that are intended to be tax exempt under US law.

Before we even get to the questions of tax exemption, charitable fundraising, regulatory compliance, governance and the myriad legal issues that charity and foundation leaders need to think about, a basic understanding of the legal entity is really important.

If you have suggestio...

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May 24, 2022 2 min

Welcome to EO Radio Show, Your Nonprofit Legal Resource, brought to you by the Exempt Organizations Group at Farella Braun + Martel.

My name is Cynthia Rowland. I’m a business and tax partner at Farella with more than 30 years of experience advising clients on nonprofit and charity law. I help philanthropists, including private individuals as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations, who wish to make the world a better pl...

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