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WEBINAR: 501(c)(3) Organizations: Formation, Governance & Best Practices
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Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Noon-12:50 PM
Where: From the comfort of your desk using your computer and phone
United States
Contact: Nancy Burghart

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Approved for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in Kansas & Missouri. 

Kansas Bar Association Webinar
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Noon—12:50 p.m. CST


501(c)(3) Organizations: Formation, Governance & Best Practices

                  Have you been asked by a public charity to serve on its board of directors? Has a
                  501(c)(3) organization asked you to advise on a governance issue? Or, are you
                  thinking about forming a nonprofit organization yourself? This CLE is intended to
                  offer a basic understanding of how 501(c)(3) organizations are structured and the
                  laws that govern them. This webinar will highlight:

  • Important distinctions between Form 1023 and 1023EZ
  • The fiduciary duties and responsibilities of board of directors
  • How to properly manage conflicts of interest
  • Prohibitions and restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Best practices for public charities
  • Form 990 highlights


Joshua A. Decker, Coffman, DeFries & Northern, Topeka
Joshua A. Decker, born Iola, Kansas, March 23, 1987; admitted to the bar, 2012, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S. History, 2008); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 2012). Board of Directors, Child Care Aware of Kansas. Board of Directors, Continuing Legal Education, Douglas County Estate Planning Council; President 2016-17. Member: Topeka Bar Association (former Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division); Douglas County Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

Stephanie Ellis is a third-year law student at Washburn University School of Law who plans on graduating in December 2019. She is a long-time Kansas resident with an undergraduate degree from UMKC. Upon graduation, Ms. Ellis hopes to work with an organization whose focus is on bettering the lives of Kansans through policy and advocacy.

Marvin Tador is a third-year law student who expects to graduate in May 2019. Mr. Tador is from Palm Bay, Florida and intends to practice public international law. 

Elias Underwood, a third-year law student, grew up in Lenexa, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2012. Afterward, Underwood obtained his CPA and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kansas City for close to four years before returning to school at Washburn Law. Following graduation, Underwood will be joining Foulston Siefkin LLP as an associate in its Wichita office.

Registration Pricing:

KBA Member: $80
Non-member: $100
Paralegal: $45
Student: $25

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