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27th Annual This Year in Nonprofit Law

November 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Nonprofit Issues® and the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery McCracken will present the 27th annual “This Year in Nonprofit Law” on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

When philanthropist Gerry Lenfest gave the Philadelphia Inquirer to The Philadelphia Foundation in 2016, he also set up a new nonprofit organization to help save investigative journalism in America.  The Lenfest Institute for Journalism has been at work for a little more than a year and Jim Friedlich, its Executive Director and CEO, will join us to report on the status of journalism in the country and the work of the Institute in seeking to preserve it.

The day qualifies for 5 hours of continuing legal education credit, including an hour of ethics credit for those attending the ethics session, and 5 hours continuing professional education credit in Pennsylvania.  Lawyers wishing CLE credit in other states will be given a certificate of attendance at a Pennsylvania-approved program.  Credits will be provided at no extra charge.

Participants will receive a new or renewed one-year subscription to Nonprofit Issues®, plus program materials. The registration fee is $165, but additional registrants from the same organization may attend for $100. Unlike previous years, there is no separate charge for CLE or CPE credit.

Lunch and program materials will be provided.

CLE Information:
PA lawyers can receive up to 5 credits for participating in the program. A one-hour ethics program is available.

CPE Information:
PA accountants can receive up to 5 credits for participating in the program.


8:30 – 9:00  Registration

9:00 – 9:15  Welcome
Don Kramer, Editor of Nonprofit Issues®

9:15 -10:30  “This Year in Nonprofit Law”
Don Kramer, Cathy Gillespie, Bill Kingsbury, Karl Emerson, Bill Keffer, Karen Ibach, John Myers

A panel of Montgomery McCracken lawyers who deal with legal issues for nonprofits every day will recap the key legal issues of the past year and offer insight on the trends we can expect in the next year.

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 12:00  Can Philanthropy Save Journalism?
Jim Friedlich, Executive Director and CEO of the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, will discuss the work of the Institute, whose sole mission is to develop and support sustainable business models for great local journalism.  Lenfest established the Institute with a $20 million endowment, which has been supplemented with additional individual gifts.  Friedlich, a former Wall Street Journal executive and business consultant, will describe the initial work of the Institute and respond to questions about the future of journalism.

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Understanding Private Foundations, DAFs and Other Charitable Vehicles
Don Kramer and Cathy Gillespie

Key Issues in Charitable Giving
Scott Meyer

Cyber Security for Nonprofits
Karen Ibach and Dave Herman

2:15 – 2:30 Break

Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Lawyers and Executives
Don Kramer, Cathy Gillespie, John Myers, Karen Ibach

Top Employment Issues for Nonprofits
Frank ChernakBill Kennedy and Chastity Bruno


November 30, 2017
8:30 am - 3:45 pm


Montgomery McCracken
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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