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29th Annual This Year in Nonprofit Law

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm


8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15


Don Kramer, Editor of Nonprofit Issues®

9:15 -10:30

“This Year in Nonprofit Law”

Stephanie K. Benecchi, Karl E. Emerson, Catherine H. Gillespie, Don Kramer, John Myers, and Scott Meyer will recap the key legal issues of the past year and offer insight on the trends we can expect in the next year.


What Do We Mean When We Say “Nonprofit”?

PANO Nonprofit Classifications

Federal Court Blocks IRS Effort to Suspend Requirement for Schedule B

Church Parish Center Only Partially Exempt

Outpatient Surgical Center Denied Real Estate Tax Exemption

City Can’t Impose Business Tax on Parent of Health System

PA Court Upholds Validity of Event Release

Trump Must pay $2 million for Violation of Foundation Rules

John Myers Deep Dive on Trump Settlement Email

Phone Solicitor’s 90-month Sentence Affirmed

PA AG Challenges UPMC’s Compliance with “Charitable Obligations”

Pa. Supreme Court Refuses to Narrow Attorney-Client Privilege in Derivative Cases

Court Says Contributions to Foundation by Broker, TPA of ERISA Plan Are Not Illegal

Student for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College: Major Takeaways from a Federal District Court Opinion

10:45 – 12:00

Keynote Presentation: Advancing Innovation through our Public Spaces

Ellen Hwang, Director/Philadelphia, Knight Foundation

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch

Afternoon Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:00 – 2:15

Increasing Gender Diversity on Large Nonprofit Boards – Why and What to Do About It

Vicki W. Kramer and Carolyn T. Adams


The Gender Gap in Nonprofit Boardrooms

The Gender Gap in Nonprofit Boardrooms – Full Report

Increasing Gender Diversity on the Boards of Nonprofit Eds and Meds: Why and How to Do It

PowerPoint: The Gender Gap in Nonprofit Boardrooms

Special Events Fundraising

William W. Keffer and Don Kramer


Charity Fundraisers Raise Many Legal Issues

Form 990 Reporting for Special Events Can Be Tricky – And Is Often Wrong

Charities Must Set Value on ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Gifts

IRS Requires Substantiation of Contributions

IRS Finalizes Regs Covering Sponsorships

Nonprofit’s Cost of Indemnification Agreement is $700,000

PowerPoint: Fundraising Events, Auctions, Sponsorships, and Acknowledgements

2:30 – 3:45

Cannabis Issues for Nonprofits

William K. Kennedy, and Dr. Ronald Tuma


PowerPoint: Medical Marijuana and the Nonprofit Workplace

Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Lawyers and Executives

William W. Keffer, Don Kramer, and Renee Nunley Smith


Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Lawyers and Executives

PowerPoint: Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Lawyers and Executives

Columbia Lighthouse Project – Identify Risk, Prevent Suicide

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.


November 20, 2019
9:00 am - 3:45 pm


1735 Market Conference Center
1735 Market Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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