The Charitable Law Section suggests that charity board members do an annual check-up to make certain they are in compliance with provisions of their bylaws and policies and to determine if updates or additions are needed. Checking to make certain that required filings with the IRS and Ohio Attorney General’s Office will be made is another item for the list.
The Charitable Law Section provides numerous online resources for leaders of charities in Ohio. Two of its most important publications, the Guide for Charity Board Members and Avoiding Theft in Your Nonprofit, can be found online under publications at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
. These two booklets are ideal to share and review annually among board members.
The section provides a webinar on board member governance at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. A webinar on charitable registration is held at noon on the third Wednesday of each month. Registration for those webinars can be found on the Attorney General’s website
If you are interested in hosting a number of organizations for a two-hour training on board governance issues, please contact CharitableLaw@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
. Suggestions on other helpful resources are also welcome.