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Intellectual Property for Nonprofits: Protecting Your Brand & Materials

Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations: An 8-Part Business Law Course for Nonprofit Leaders

Online Webinar

Blank Rome senior counsel Jon Grossman will serve as a presenter for Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations, an eight-part webinar series sponsored by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center and Center for Nonprofit Advancement designed for non-attorney nonprofit leaders with significant management responsibilities and other staff that seek to develop their management capabilities. A different session will be held each Tuesday, from April 16 to June 4, 2024.


Nonprofit leaders have a lot on their plates. Raising funds, managing the organization’s programs, supervising staff, and developing a strategic vision for the organization are just a few of their duties. At the same time, they need to familiarize themselves with many areas of the law: IRS regulations, local and federal employment law, contract law, risk management, and intellectual property law. At times, it can be too much to handle.

This course will provide an overview of critical legal issues that apply to nonprofit organizations, including:

  • Basic IRS requirements for nonprofit organizations
  • Best practices in nonprofit governance
  • How local and federal employment laws apply
  • ABCs of insurance and risk management
  • Information about financial oversight and fiscal controls
  • Issues to consider when reviewing a contract
  • How to protect trademarks and other intellectual property

Jon’s session, “Intellectual Property for Nonprofits: Protecting Your Brand & Materials,” will take place on Tuesday, June 4.

For more information and to register, please visit the course webpage.