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Understanding the space

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Authored by NLI working group members, each white paper identifies legal topics pertinent to the operations of nonprofits and offers insight on how to approach and think about these topics.  These resources are provided for educational purposes and not as legal advice.

The Ministerial Exception: How Catholic Nonprofits Can Safeguard Their Right to Choose Their Own Leaders"

Kaytlin Roholt Lane
Associate, Jones Day

Considerations for Nonprofit Employers Beginning to Re-Open"

Lee Cotugno,
Senior Partner, Law Office of Lee W. Cotugno

Consider Mediation"

Lee Cotugno,
Senior Partner, Law Office of Lee W. Cotugno

“Achieving Fundraising Success"

Ann C. Fitzgerald,Founder and President, AC Fitzgerald

"Introduction to Private Inurement and Private Benefit for Religious Nonprofit Leaders"

Bonnie M. Wyllie, Lukinovich APLC

Part II
Excess Benefit Transactions:
The Incentive for Compliance

Bonnie M. Wyllie, Lukinovich APLC

Part III
Best Practices with Respect
to Excess Benefit Transactions

Bonnie M. Wyllie, Lukinovich APLC

Part IV
Responding to an
Excess Benefit Transaction

Bonnie M. Wyllie, Lukinovich APLC

Introduction to Volunteer
Risk Management

Daniel J. Romanski,
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Michael P. Broadhurst,
Weir& Partners LLP

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Making a Christ-Centered Health Care Decision

Louis Brown, Executive Director, Christ Medicus Foundation; Chairman of the Healthcare Working Group for Napa Legal Institute