Insights
Publications

Nonprofit Basics: Meeting Minutes Best Practices

May 22, 2023 Podcast
EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This episode focuses on documenting decisions made at meetings of a nonprofit organization's board of directors or trustees. While everyone who attends a board meeting should keep their own notes—and those notes can follow any style and can focus on the recording person's understanding of what transpired—it is the meeting minutes as ultimately approved by the board that serve as the legal record of the decisions of the governing body.

Since the governing body members have fiduciary responsibility for the organization, the decisions described in the minutes should be carefully drafted. In this episode, I'll cover the basics for the person charged with drafting the minutes, touching on what should be included in the minutes and what can be left out.

Resources:

EO Radio Show EP #1: Nonprofit Basics: Overview of Nonprofit Charitable Organization Types: Corporation, LLC, Trust, Association and Fiscal Sponsorship

EO Radio Show EP #2: Nonprofit Basics: Designators, Members, Directors, Officers: The Who’s Who of Nonprofit Governance

EO Radio Show EP #3: Nonprofit Basics: Director Duties and Best Practices for the Typical Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

EO Radio Show EP #11: Nonprofit Basics: Amending Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws

EO Radio Show EP #32: Nonprofit Basics: Insider Transactions and Nonprofits – What’s the Big Deal?

EO Radio Show EP #33: Nonprofit Basics: Conflict of Interest Policies and Best Practices for Approving Insider Compensation

EO Radio Show EP #34: Nonprofit Basics: Best Practices for Approving Insider Compensation Decisions

If you have suggestions for topics you would like us to discuss, please email us at [email protected]

Additional episodes can be found at EORadioShowByFarella.com

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion.

Firm Highlights

Publication

New Proposed Regulations Defining Donor Advised Fund Terms

Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Episode 63 explores new proposed regulations important to the administration of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department...

Read More
Publication

Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Maine and Vermont

Welcome to  EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. I'm Cynthia Rowland, and episode 59 is the seventh in a series of Quick Tip episodes focusing on the details of state registration of...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2023. 2023 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: Carly Alameda – Business...

Read More
Publication

It Wasn’t Me, It Was the AI: Intellectual Property and Data Privacy Concerns With Nonprofits’ Use of Artificial Intelligence Systems

In today's rapidly changing technological landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is making headlines and being discussed constantly. To be sure, AI provides a powerful tool to nonprofits in creating content and exploiting for countless cost-effective...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

Read More
Publication

In the Weeds With New Supporting Organization Regulations

Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . I'm Cynthia Rowland, and today’s episode discusses highly technical Supporting Organization rules for public charity qualifications for charitable organizations. Last year, episodes 23 and...

Read More
News

Farella Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition

Read More
Publication

An Introduction to DAFs and Overview of the Newly Proposed DAF Regulations

Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. I’m Cynthia Rowland, and episode 62 describes new proposed regulations important to the administration of donor advised funds. The Internal Revenue Service and the...

Read More
Publication

Nonprofit Basics: What Nonprofits Need To Know About Expenditure Responsibility Grant Requirements

Welcome to  EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Today, I'm talking about the meaning of expenditure responsibility or ER grants made by private foundations. The term expenditure responsibility refers to the...

Read More
Publication

Refresh: Setting up a New Charity for Disaster Relief

Welcome to  EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource.  I'm Cynthia Rowland, and this is episode 60 of EO Radio Show . This week's episode is a refresh of episode 10, first recorded...

Read More