Tuesday, March 8, 2022
8:55 AM - 4:15 PM
LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live simulcast at no charge.
Join our experienced faculty, and colleagues from around the state, for the most up-to-date information on issues and developments affecting the nonprofit law sector.
Attorney General Keith Ellison discussing the 2022 Priorities of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
8:25 – 8:55 a.m.
8:55 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
– Heidi Neff Christianson, Gregory A. Larson & Emmett D. Robertson (Course Co-Chairs)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
State of the State for Nonprofits in Minnesota
An overview of key developments in the Nonprofit field. Numbers, employment trends, compensation, types of Nonprofits, areas of growth and decline will be discussed.
– Nonoko Sato
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Minnesota Attorney General’s Update
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Assistant Attorney General Carol Washington, manager of the Charities Division, discuss the Attorney General’s priorities for 2022 and answers questions important to you and your clients.
– Attorney General Keith M. Ellison & Assistant Attorney General Carol Washington
9:45 – 9:50 a.m.
9:50 – 10:50 a.m.
IRS Exempt Organizations Update
Our annual not-to-be missed dose of Eve. This session features a fast-paced overview and important analysis of the IRS Exempt Organization Division’s activities and priorities for 2022.
– Eve Rose Borenstein
10:50 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Need-to-Know Now Legislative Initiatives
A quick-moving panel discussion on current legislative and state regulatory initiatives of importance to nonprofits. Including a review of federal ARPA funds coming to Minnesota Nonprofits, sales and property tax exemption issues, UI Trust fund issues, and more.
– Marie Ellis
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Beyond Diversifying Boards – Nonprofits and Anti-Racism
1.0 elimination of bias credit applied for
Employment practices, governance and grantmaking are all being used as platforms by nonprofits to forward their anti-racism agendas. Join former EEOC commissioner, Chai Feldblum, for an enlightening discussion of how nonprofits may actively engage in anti-racism while navigating anti-discrimination laws.
– Chai Feldblum, Marcus Pope & Chad A. Snyder
– Emmett D. Robertson (moderator)
1:00 – 1:05 p.m.
1:05 – 2:05 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION A
An overview of the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act and the regulatory authority of the Minnesota Attorney General.
– Jessica L. Birken
Election Year Issues
Nonprofits can and should engage in public policy advocacy, but cannot intervene in campaigns. What does this mean they can and cannot do in an election year? What are the limits, tricks and traps? Come to this session to make sure you know.
– Sarah Duniway & Wade S. Hauser
Governance in nonprofit corporations is and should be very different from governance in the traditional corporate setting. This session will be an overview of great governance practices for 2022, including an introduction to the Purpose-Driven Board Leadership model, written about extensively in 2021’s Stanford Social Innovation Review.
– Kate Barr & Heidi Neff Christianson
2:05 – 2:20 p.m.
2:20 – 3:20 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION B
Tax Exemption 101
Learn about the rules of the road for nonprofit organizations related to federal and state tax exemptions. We will provide a hearty primer on exemption from income, sales, and property tax, along with key compliance tips, filing requirements, and issue-spotting tactics.
– Catie Bitzan Amundsen & Wade S. Hauser
Losing your Mind Working with the IRS
Erroneous notices, unopened mail, and phone lines don’t work. Traditional processes to engage the IRS on behalf of our clients seem to have come to a standstill. This session will provide practical tips on interacting with the IRS in 2022.
– Eve Rose Borenstein & Emmett D. Robertson
Grants to Individuals
Public charities and private foundations can make grants to individuals and entities that are not charitable organizations. Grants to non-charities have increasingly been used as a strategy to supplement traditional giving and grantmaking. Make sure you understand the rules behind the strategy.
– Mackenzie P. McNaughton
3:20 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Navigating Collaborative Funding Arrangements
In recent years, coalitions and informal groups of funders have increasingly come together to support community projects and initiatives. Our closing session will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with collaborative funding arrangements and their impact in the local community.
– Angela T. Fogt
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate
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Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.