What Nonprofits Need to Know
The statutes have modernized.
Nonprofit work has evolved over the last five decades, and the law governing our sector has been modernized to meet present-day needs. The new statutes provide for email notifications, updated electronic meeting rules, and other changes to reflect current best practices in our sector.
Nonprofit Association of Washington, with help from our partners, has put together a summary of what nonprofit leaders need to know about the new Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act.
The new statutes reflect new best practices in the nonprofit sector, including allowing people under the age of 18 can serve on a Board of Directors for a nonprofit. They also provide better guidance for membership organizations, clarity regarding board governance, and more detailed procedures for record keeping, amending governing documents, mergers, and ceasing operations.
Nonprofit Association of Washington hosted a webinar about the changes to the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act on December 2, 2021, featuring Maha Jafarey and Tara Vitale of Apex Law Group. The webinar (recording below) includes a breakdown of the new law and answers to questions from nonprofit leaders across Washington.
A written transcript of the Q&A from the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act webinar is below. Maha Jafarey and Tara Vitale of Apex Law Group answered more than 60 questions about the new statutes – you might find the answer to your question here!
Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act and Youth on Boards
The Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act includes proactive language allowing for individuals under the age of 18 to serve on the Board of Directors for a Nonprofit. Nonprofit Association of Washington hosted a webinar about these provisions and what nonprofit leaders need to know. Featuring Maha Jafarey and Jacob Ferrari from Apex Law Group.
Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act and Membership
The Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act makes meaningful improvements to membership organizations. Nonprofit Association of Washington hosted a webinar about these provisions and what nonprofit leaders need to know. Featuring Tara M. Vitale & Jacob Ferrari from Apex Law.
Changes to the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act include a more comprehensive set of rules for membership corporations, comparable to other states. These provisions apply to organizations that provide in their bylaws for voting members who elect the board of directors or vote on one or more fundamental transactions of the organization. Join this webinar to learn about the detailed guidance outlined by the updated act.
A written transcript of the Q&A from the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act and Membership webinar is available here. Tara M. Vitale & Jacob Ferrari from Apex Law Group answered questions and offered resources about the new statutes and how best to lead Membership nonprofits.
501Commons Webinar: Washington’s New Nonprofit Corporation Act – How does it affect you?
This webinar was hosted February 24, 2022 by our colleagues at 501Commons and featured David Lawson from Davis, Wright & Tremaine and Judy Andrews from Apex Law Group. They covered what nonprofit leaders need to know about the new Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act and fielded questions.
Do you still have questions?
Please reach out to us! We are your nonprofit association and we are here to help. If you have any questions please reach out to Daniel Parkhurst, Director of Policy & Communications. We will help in any way we can. And will help you with resources and contacts for any questions we cannot cover.
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