Governance, Legal Trends, and Best Practices: A Review for Funders

Governance, Legal Trends, and Best Practices: A Review for Funders

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

This one-hour webinar will offer a high-level overview of recent trends and best practices for foundation governance. Attorneys from the Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations group of Dentons, the world’s largest global law firm, will present practical tips for governance and legal compliance, focused on small to mid-size foundations. Jeffrey Fromknecht and Hayley Haldeman, Counsel at Dentons Cohen & Grigsby's, will hold time for Q&A at the end of the presentation. Drawing from both national trends in the industry and the impact of the pandemic and social change, topics will include:

  • considerations for revising bylaws and conflict of interest policies;
  • foundation political activity, including lobbying and advocacy;
  • issues to consider when funding a project with a fiscal sponsor; and
  • updating grant agreements

Over the years, Dentons Cohen & Grigsby's lawyers have developed specialty areas across four broad service sectors to meet client demands—business services, commercial and complex litigation, workforce solutions and private wealth management.

This program is for members of the following philanthropy-serving organizations: Maryland Philanthropy Network, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Florida Philanthropic Network, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, NY Funders Alliance, and North Carolina Grantmakers.