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Sign Up For Nonprofit Legal Clinic: Understanding Contracts - June 1

If your nonprofit organization rents office space, hires a fundraising consultant, or signs a grant agreement with a foundation, then your nonprofit is party to one or more contracts.  Perhaps you’ve renewed your organization’s lease multiple times, or have reused the same template when contracting for services from a consultant.  You may have inherited a contract that was first written several years ago or signed a contract with a vendor you’ve been doing business with for years without really reading it, because you assume nothing has changed.  But how well do you really understand your contracts?  For example, do you know whether your organization’s contracts contain:

  • A promise to maintain certain types of insurance?
  • A provision that requires you to complete your annual audit by a specific date?
  • An arbitration clause?

If you don’t understand all the provisions of your organization’s contracts, you may be promising more than your organization can take on.

At this clinic, co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and Morrison & Foerster LLP, you will meet one-on-one with an attorney who will help review your existing contracts to ensure that you understand all the provisions that they contain, and to help you develop the tools to read and evaluate future contracts that your organization may enter into.   Nonprofits should have 501(c)(3) status and plan to submit a sample of some of the non-government contracts they have entered into.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
To register: Contact Lauren Paley at [email protected] or 202-737-4700, ex. 3357
Cost: Free of Charge