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Let’s Go Legal – Bellevue

Let’s Go Legal! – Getting on the Right Road to Compliance and Protection

Thursday, December 5, 2019

9:00AM – 12:30PM

Highland Community Center, Bellevue

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.

$15 for Washington Nonprofits members

$20 for non-members

Let’s Go Legal! – Webinar – FREE!

Let’s Go Legal!
Getting on the Right Road to Compliance and Protection
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Online through Washington Nonprofits

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.

 

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

Let’s Go Legal! – Everett

Let’s Go Legal! – Getting on the Right Road to Compliance and Protection

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

8:30AM – 12:00PM

Legion Hall, Everett

Let’s Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let’s Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the state, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

 

$15 for members of Washington Nonprofits

$20 for non-members

Best Practices for Non-Profits: Managing Employee Leaves of Absence and Accommodation Requests

FREE! Jackson Lewis P.C. and Exponentum ® are pleased to present this complimentary webinar for non-profit employers on October 3rd from 10:00am to 11:00 am PST.   This webinar will explain the legal obligations on non-profit employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act and discuss best practices for managing employee leaves of absence and requests for workplace accommodations.  Executive directors, in-house counsel, human resources professionals, board members, and other leaders of non-profit organizations are invited to attend.   To register, click here or the link in the announcement below.

For more information about Exponentum®, visit www.exponentum.org.

Advocacy for Nonprofits: Best Practices

This training will be an interactive panel discussion featuring the voices of local nonprofit leaders who have actively participated in advocacy efforts within Washington State. A great chance to hear about wins, losses, and more, this training will give you some ideas for how your nonprofit can advocate directly for what your community needs!

Hot dinner provided at 5:30pm, training begins promptly at 6:00pm.

What Type of Legal Entity Should I Create to Start my Business?

Date:        September 26, 2019

Time:        6:00 – 7:00pm

Location: 2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue, South, Seattle

Cost:         FREE

At our upcoming Day of Caring Clinic, we will be offering a training called What Type of Legal Entity Should I Create to Start My Business?  This training will focus on examining the different types of business entities (limited liability corporations, partnerships, S –Corps, C-Corps, etc) and why one entity is better for your business then another.  We will look at how the different types of business entities affect the taxes your business will pay and the liability you are exposed to.This training series has been developed exclusively for Microenterprise Legal Clinic clients and is free of charge.  It is a great opportunity to get information about running your business from experienced lawyers, who have prepared presentations and materials with you in mind and are available to answer questions in person at the training.

 

We will answer the following questions at the training:

 

·      Which type of entity will save me the most taxes?

·      Can someone sue me for my personal assets, like my home?

·      Which type of entity is better if I have investors or partners?

 

To register for this workshop, please contact us at : contact@wayfindlegal.org

 

Note: This training and the Day of Caring legal consultations are offered on the same day and at the same location. If you would like to attend both the training and a legal consultation, you are welcome to do so. To learn more about our free legal consultations, please click here.

Day of Caring – Free Legal Clinic!

Microenterprise and Nonprofit Legal Clinic (FREE Legal Consultation with an Attorney)

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 45-minute appointments available between 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Location:  2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue, South, Seattle

Cost: FREE – food provided!

Wayfind-Nonprofit Assistance Center is partnering with United Way of King County and Ventures to offer free business law consultations to microenterprises and nonprofits.

Sign up to meet with a lawyer, at no cost, and ask them your legal questions about your business or nonprofit.  There will be attorneys with expertise in the following areas (including but not limited to):

Starting up your business or nonprofit:
Which type of legal entity should you become? Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Corporation, Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Nonprofit
Incorporation
Obtaining 501c3 tax-exemption for Nonprofits
Contracts
Employment Law
Intellectual Property (Protecting your name and logo)

 

Please register by emailing: contact@wayfindlegal.org

When you register send the following:
– Whether you are representing a nonprofit or microenterprise
– Which time slot you would like:

4:00-4:45
5:00-5:45
6:00-6:45
7:00-7:45
Generously sponsored by T-Mobile and Microsoft

Legal Issues for Churches and Religious Organizations

This training will cover the unique legal rules and restrictions that apply to churches and religious organizations. Churches and religious organizations are nonprofit organizations and can be tax-exempt from Federal taxes, but the rules are different from the typical charitable nonprofits that obtain tax-exemption under IRS code section 501c3. There are also many state laws that affect churches and religious organizations.

Come and learn about:
The difference between a Church, Religious Organization, and Charitable Nonprofit,
How State and Federal tax rules apply to churches and religious organizations, including the complex and sometimes confusing Property Tax rules, B&O, Sales, and Unrelated Business Income Tax rules.
How employment laws apply to churches and religious organizations.
How public accommodations laws apply to churches and religious organizations, including access and use of facilities. We will touch on the recent same-sex ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and if that affects churches.
We will also cover using church premises for other activities, such as child care, Alcohol Anonymous meetings, and arts performances.

$120 for attorneys – includes 2.50 CLE credits law and legal.

$40 for community organizations

Nonprofits and Lobbying: What do I Need to Know About C4 Organizations?

Community groups are recognizing the power of advocacy, lobbying and political campaigning.   Many nonprofits are doing more to move the needle to change the laws and systems to work better for their communities.  Nonprofits with 501c3 tax-exempt status can do some advocacy and lobbying, but are limited by the laws that govern their 501c3 tax-exempt status.  Creating a 501c4 organization that has broader ability to do lobbying and political activity is one way community groups are able to achieve their social change goals. Join us to learn more about what can 501c3 and 501c4s can do in this area and how a 501c4 works.

We will address:

  • if starting a 501c4 is right for your organization.
  • Benefits of starting a 501c4 and what you can and cannot do
  • The differences between a 501c3 and 501c4 organization.
  • Operational models for having both a 501c3 and 501c4

We are a 501c3! Now what? All you need to know about nonprofit compliance. + FREE legal clinic

This workshop is essential for nonprofits that have received their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We will cover state and federal legal compliance requirements for nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations as well as best-practices for nonprofit governance. This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

5:30 – 6:00pm – Hot dinner is served

6:00 – 8:00pm – Training

If you are a board member or volunteer for a nonprofit organization and would like to receive a free legal consultation prior to this training, please contact me at sarahb@wayfindlegal.org for more information and scheduling. The clinic is by appointment ONLY. 

South King County:

This training is part of our South King County Nonprofit Legal Training Series and is intended for residents of S. King County and organizations that serve S. King County residents. Registration is limited to S. King County participants. This training is also sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and City of Kent and is a partnership of Wayfind and the Nonprofit Assistance Center (NAC).