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October 1, 2016

The Center will present free workshop for nonprofit board members

If you are thinking about serving or are currently serving on a nonprofit board, learn more about your legal and professional responsibilities as a board member at a Nonprofit Governance Workshop presented by The Center for Rural Development on Jan. 12 in Somerset.

Attorney Robert Rich, who focuses on nonprofit governance and counsel in his Cincinnati, Ohio, practice, will provide legal and practical facts that you should know if you choose to help improve your community and expand your professional connections by serving on a nonprofit board of directors.

The free workshop, to be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon (EST), will include information on such topics as: state law duties and responsibilities of a nonprofit trustee and board member; federal and IRS guidelines, reporting requirements, and new Form 990 standards for a tax-exempt organization; the role of a public trustee and mission faithfulness; prudent personal standards for investment and administration; reasonable compensation and avoiding public censure and criticism; protections from legal liability and bad publicity; and board orientation, training, and engagement as protection from liability.

“As part of our Leadership Focus Area, The Center is offering expert training to new and prospective nonprofit board members interested in serving their home communities and the entire region,” Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center, said. “Our workshop will help people learn their legal and professional responsibilities as a board member.”

For more information about the Nonprofit Governance Workshop or to register for the workshop, contact Amy Ellis at The Center for Rural Development at 606-677-6000 or e-mail.

The registration deadline is Jan. 10. The Center is located at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset.

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