Mission, impact and fundraising: these are the lifeblood of today’s nonprofit organizations. Ongoing changes in tax laws, funding sources, reporting requirements, joint venture initiatives and corporate governance create challenges for nonprofit organizations, directors, managers and volunteers. We understand these challenges and work closely with our nonprofit clients to seize opportunities, and nimbly maneuver hurdles and roadblocks to help you focus on your mission.
Graydon attorneys inspire, create and nurture innovative and dynamic nonprofit organizations with local, national and global impact. Often, based on no more than a creative idea and entrepreneurial spirit, we help entities frame the issues so they can focus on which issues to attack first. With our assistance the complexity of tasks such as obtaining or changing tax exempt status; registering with federal, state and local authorities; collaborating with other for profit and nonprofit organizations; raising funds; making grants and creating good governance policies is reduced.
We also work with many established nonprofits entities. These entities include public charities, private foundations, community foundations, social welfare organizations and social clubs, amongst others. We have developed expertise working with religious affiliated organizations, churches, public and private schools (from pre-school through graduate school), continuing care retirement communities and hospitals. Our attorneys thoughtfully, creatively and proactively address issues regarding retirement plans; employee compensation; conflicts of interest; corporate restructuring; nonprofit mergers; federal, state and local tax issues including unrelated business income; endowments and planned giving. Our attorneys are practical with hands on board experience and look forward to the opportunity to help you succeed.