Legal Compliance & Transparency

  • Last updated: October 12, 2023

    David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy

  • Did you know your nonprofit organization may be leaving money on the table? Through the Nonprofit Employee Retention Tax Refund, the IRS offers refunds of up to $26,000 per employee for eligible nonprofits if your operations were partially or fully suspended due to government orders or if you experienced a significant revenue decrease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join this webinar to:

  • Here’s a quick take on some of the most common questions about what types of election-related activities nonprofits can and can’t do.
  • What does your organization’s current financial close process look like? Whether you scramble every month or feel like things run smoothly, it’s helpful to pay attention to certain key areas.

  • Venable LLP explains what a force majeure clause is – a provision in contracts that relieves the parties from performing their contractual obligations when certain circumstances beyond their control arise – and how to interpret these clauses in your organization's contracts so you can make informed decisions about cancelling or going forward with an event or meeting under particular circumstances.



  • Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits
    Reprinted with permission 

  • With the 2023 legislative session beginning this month, many nonprofits will be advocating on policy issues affecting their organizations, their missions, and the people they serve. This webinar will provide an overview of federal and state lobbying laws affecting nonprofits. We’ll address common questions nonprofits have about limits on lobbying and state rules on lobbying registration and reporting.

  • This webinar will begin with a brief overview of trends in North Carolina’s nonprofit sector and current challenges facing nonprofit organizations. It will also include a discussion of the impact of the 2022 election on nonprofits, of state and federal policy solutions that might help nonprofits and the communities they serve, and of potential legislative challenges for nonprofits in 2023 and beyond.

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  • Discussions of racial and gender-based quotas in the workplace or higher education have been going on since at least the 1970s, and likely earlier. Quota systems may be based on race, gender, people with disabilities, military/veteran status, and other identity categories. Diversity quota systems are strategies where under-represented groups (typically those who have been historically excluded, marginalized, or discriminated against) are sought to fill positions at an organization as part of a numerical view of diversity in the workforce.


  • The IRS produces three very useful guides under Publication 4221 to summarize what exempt organizations (EOs) must do to maintain their tax-exempt status with the federal government.

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