1. Hot Topics for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant

Hot Topics for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant

Hot Topics for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant
Event ID: 69155

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Sally Wagenmaker, partner, Wagenmaker & Oberly, Charleston, SC; and Paul Winters, partner, Wagenmaker & Oberly, Chicago, IL
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Executive directors, CEOs, senior staff, legal, directors

How can savvy nonprofit leaders keep up with legal developments affecting their program activities, governance, tax-exempt status, and growth opportunities? With government regulation through the IRS and increasingly through state attorney general and other government regulators, it’s now more important than ever that nonprofit directors, executives, and other key leaders understand where key opportunities lie for best practices as well as pitfalls for the unwary.

Please join attorneys Sally Wagenmaker and Paul Winters as they provide a smorgasbord of legal tips covering cybersecurity and data privacy, fundraising legal compliance, sales tax changes, creative collaboration and other transitional changes, political involvement, and related nonprofit governance aspects including how to address conflicts of interest.


Here’s a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Hack attacks – Nonprofits as targets of opportunity
  • Recommended “WISP” frameworks to protect data and donor privacy
  • GDPR and the “right to be forgotten”
  • Key reasons why – or why not – to have multi-state charitable solicitation registrations
  • Sales tax changes in the wake of Wayfair
  • Changing gears legally, whether through merger or other transitions
  • Politics and why legal distinctions matter to public charities
  • Good ol’ fiduciary duties and how they can rear up to help or hurt nonprofit leaders


Your conference leaders for “Hot Topics for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders: Avoid the Pitfalls and Stay Compliant” are Sally Wagenmaker and Paul Winters.

Sally Wagenmaker is a partner at Wagenmaker & Oberly, a law firm serving nonprofit organizations across the nation with offices in Chicago and Charleston. She provides legal counsel in corporate, tax, employment, and real estate matters for clients including churches and other religious organizations, social service providers, and schools. Sally speaks regularly on nonprofit legal issues and writes through her law firm’s blog (www.wagenmakerlaw.com). She has authored numerous articles on tax-exempt topics including religious liberty issues, state exemption, governance, and political advocacy. Sally is actively involved with Christian Legal Society and is a member of the Illinois and Georgia bars.

Paul Winters is also a partner at Wagenmaker & Oberly, providing legal services for the law firm’s wide array of nonprofit clients and other entities. Religious organizations, educational institutions, public charities and private operating foundations, number among the clients Paul serves. Paul's practice is devoted to helping nonprofits maximally achieve their exempt purposes. Paul advises organizations through corporate formation and development projects and addresses diverse federal and state tax compliance matters. He also helps officers and directors understand their fiduciary duties and develop robust structures from which leaders can properly govern. Paul also provides litigation-related solutions to his clients, protecting the interests of the firm's nonprofit corporate clients. He has defended both religious and non-religious exempt organizations, and understands the nuances and requirements affecting nonprofit governance and operations in such litigation.

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