Friday, June 2, 2023
Dungeness River Nature Center
River Center – Rainshadow Hall
1943 W Hendrickson Rd, Sequim, WA 98382
Let’s Go Legal is here to help you achieve your mission and stay compliant in the process. This workshop will get you started on a road to compliance by thinking of your nonprofit like a car. Just like a car, you need to register your nonprofit and know how to operate the organization. There are state and federal rules of the road to follow. Your nonprofit needs money and resources (fuel) to power the organization. The people in your car matter too, these are your nonprofit’s valuable workers. Lastly, similar to cars, every organization has a unique look and feel as well as special materials that you may want to protect. The session will also cover bylaws and how to use them to strengthen your board practices as well as advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector.
The workshop will cover:
- State Law
- Federal Law
- Employment Law
- Intellectual Property Law
Snacks will be provided.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.
Important Information About COVID 19
To ensure the health and safety of attendees at our in-person events, NAWA will follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities regarding infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These regulations may change rapidly, so please check current government guidelines for the event location before attending. Please do not attend an in-person event if you feel sick or are showing symptoms known to be associated with COVID-19 or another infectious disease. We ask attendees who test positive within a week of the event to contact us so that we may notify other participants of a potential exposure. NAWA will keep the identity of the person testing positive confidential. NAWA will provide masks at all in-person events and anyone attending should feel comfortable requesting or wearing one.
$10 for Nonprofit Association of Washington Members (check the member resources page for the coupon code)
$20 for Not-yet-Members. Interested in becoming a member? Find more information here.
Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions
Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.
Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision or blind a sense of space and place.
If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.
About the Speakers
Jacob Ferrari, Apex Law Group
Jacob Ferrari is an attorney with The Apex Law Group where he practices Business and Nonprofit law with a focus on churches and religious organizations. He regularly advises tax-exempt organizations and businesses on issues relating to formation, corporate governance and structure, and requirements for obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status. Prior to joining the firm, Jacob served as a law clerk to the Hon. David A. Kurtz of the Snohomish County Superior Court. Jacob regularly volunteers for organizations such as Communities Rise by providing pro bono legal services and serves with his church as a deacon.
Coleman Scroggins, Apex Law Group
Before becoming an attorney, Coleman spent a lot of time working for community-oriented entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners. It was this experience that motivated him to become the type of attorney that provides substantive business advice matched with legal know-how.