MASON COUNTY: Legal Compliance for Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mason County PUD 3, Shelton
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Let's Go Legal: Getting on the Right Road to Compliance and Protection

You care about your mission and want to make sure your organization does what it need to do to succeed. You need to know some basic nonprofit law in order to stay compliant and protect your assets. Developed by Washington Nonprofits and Wayfind, Let's Go Legal breaks down nonprofit law into its must-know pieces to help busy board members stay on the right road towards their mission.

Let's Go Legal covers the five main topics board members need to know: State Law, Federal Law, Fundraising, Employment, and Intellectual Property. Let's Go Legal shows how your organization is like a car. You need to register it with the sate, driving on federal roads involves an additional set of rules, you need fuel to move your car forward (that’s the money part), the people in the car matter, and the look and feel of your car make it special. It covers what you need to know about each of these topics and provides an easy checklist to make sure your organization covers it all.

We will take some deeper dives into nonprofit law topics along the way: by-laws and how to use them to strengthen your board practice, advocacy and ways to grow your mission within the public sector, and the new rules around minimum wage and overtime (FLSA).


This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members or staff interested in nonprofit law basics. It is appropriate for organizations with or without staff.

Date: Wednesday, May 23

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

About the Presenters

Victor Minjares is an experienced counsel who has tried many cases to verdict, including murders and complex white collar crimes. He has worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 corporation and on litigation involving banks and credit union.  Victor's years of experience as a judge pro tempore give him deep insight as to how to present the written and oral arguments that can win your case. A graduate of Pomona College and Stanford Law School, Victor is licensed to practice in Washington and California, and has represented and advised many nonprofit organizations, is active in the community, and has served on several boards.

Nancy Bacon leads the development and implementation of Washington Nonprofits’ learning programs. She was the founding director of the World Affairs Council's Global Classroom and has served as in the roles of executive director, founding program director, board member, and volunteer. Nancy led the team creating Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits in 2014, Boards in Gear in 2015, and Let’s Go Legal in 2016. She is a former middle school teacher who loves to teach.

Registration Information:

$10 Members of Washington Nonprofits

$15 Non-members

This training is presented by Washington Nonprofits with support from the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and the Secretary of State.