A concise overview of the legal needs of nonprofit organizations
"Good Counsel" is a compact and personable overview of the legal
needs of nonprofits, crafted by one of America's most astute
nonprofit general counsels. The book distills the legal needs of
the 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United
States.Written in a clear and accessible style, with plenty of
humor and storytelling as well as illustrative case studies, "Good
Counsel" explains the basics of nonprofit corporate law,
governance, and the tax exemption. It then takes a
department-by-department look at legal topics relevant to program,
fundraising, finance, communications, human resources, operations,
contracts, government relations, and more. "Good Counsel" is
designed help organizations fulfill their missions to do the public
Designed to impart confidence and demystify the issues, "Good
Counsel" is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board
members as well as lawyers and law students. Using "Good Counsel"
as their playbook, lawyers, executives, and trustees can get an
overview of the most common legal, governance, and compliance
issues facing their organization and together ramp up a top-notch
legal function. Contains practice pointers, checklists, and
assessment toolsFeatures sample contracts, licenses, and other form
documentsFilled with case studies and end-of-chapter focus
questions, as well as available lesson plans for easy classroom use
by educators in business, management, public policy, and law
"Good Counsel" is the first-of-its-kind guidebook written by the
sitting General Counsel of a major nonprofit. Written by
influential author, speaker, and Bar leader Lesley Rosenthal, the
General Counsel of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, "Good
Counsel" shares the insights of a Harvard Law School graduate with
years of in-house and business law experience as well as board
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