Legal Fundamentals for Grantmakers

Friday, June 03, 2022
10 - 11:30 am

The work you do as a grant administrator could have legal implications. Come learn about the legal structures of nonprofits/foundations, rules that govern foundations and their funding decisions, and things you need to know to keep your philanthropic work within legal boundaries with the Internal Revenue Service and other oversight agencies. This workshop offers a discussion on protections and practices you can take in order to make sure being a grantor doesn’t jeopardize your organization’s tax-exempt status. Although there will be technical discussion, you will have opportunities to ask your questions in this interactive session. We will also explore the basics of fiscal sponsorship and leveraging your resources to help educate governmental entities.

Michael Jonas
Owner & Principal Attorney
Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Prior to founding Rational Unicorn Legal Services PC, Michael spent significant time engaged with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, filing new patent, trademark, and copyright applications and maintaining existing ones. Currently, his focus is centered around building and maintaining Rational Unicorn Legal Services as a firm to bring together legal services and building community. READ MORE

Elena Fewell Howard
Of-Council Attorney
Rational Unicorn Legal Services

Elena grew up in Yolo County, California where she once again calls her home. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in the field of social work at CSU Sacramento while working for Blue Shield of California and as a residential counselor in a level 17 group home.

Throughout law school she worked for an independent law office where she was mentored in the practices of family law, bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13) and civil litigation.  After law school, she worked for a small insurance defense firm working on a variety of legal projects including drafting contracts, trademarks, settlement releases, and civil litigation. READ MORE

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Cost: Members $75 / Nonmmembers $125

This program is open to members and nonmembers. If you are a nonmember you may register by contacting us at info@gosw.org.

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