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New Essential Reading by Lincoln Center's General Counsel

Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits

by Lesley Rosenthal
General Counsel, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York

"A treasure trove for nonprofit executives, attorneys, and board members. It's everything they would want to know, embellished with real-life stories, checklists, forms, and available resources."

--Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge Emerita, State of New York

"Lesley Rosenthal has composed a score for nonprofit leaders and their legal advisors. Lively, comprehensive, and easy to understand."

--Wynton Marsalis

"Attorneys who want to make a difference by helping arts organizations pro bono must use this book as a cornerstone of their practices."

-Elissa D. Hecker, Former Chair, EASL Section, Co-Chair, EASL Pro Bono Committee

Buy Now From:
· Amazon.com - Discounted off the list price
· Barnes & Noble - Discounted off the list price
· Wiley & Sons

Good Counsel distills the unique legal needs of the more than 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States into a compact, personable playbook.

This is a must-read for nonprofit professionals and board members, as well as lawyers and law students. With focus questions, practice pointers, actionable checklists, work plans, and sample documents, the book and its companion website invite readers to:

· Energize the boardroom with role clarity and trustee engagement

· Boost fundraising activities

· Negotiate contracts that serve the organization's best interests

· Support a committed workforce with sound employment policies

· Strengthen the organization's name and protect its good works

· Understand the business model and applicable regulations

· Find the sweet spot for entrepreneurial initiatives

· Lobby effectively -- without crossing the line

· Start up or step up a network of legal supporters

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