The Kansas Bar Association, in partnership with Washburn University School of Law presents:
Effective Nonprofit Governance in Times of Crisis & Beyond
Presented by Washburn Law Clinic Interns Keifer Starbird & Thomas Henry
with Professor Janet Thompson Jackson
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Noon - 1 pm CDT
(1 hour of General credit)
Description: As nonprofit organizations face new challenges during the changing landscape and restrictions caused by Covid-19, they look to their directors and officers to provide leadership and guidance. Now more than ever, nonprofit boards must understand their legal duties and the principles of sound board governance in order to lead their organizations through, and beyond, the pandemic. This CLE will:
- Review the new online only Form 1023 application for tax-exempt status
- Address the basics of effective board governance during and beyond the pandemic
- Explain how to conduct a nonprofit governance audit
- Highlight best practices for nonprofit boards
- Suggest ways to support the wellness of nonprofit boards and staff during this high-stress time
KBA Members: $80
Law Students & Washburn Law Faculty: FREE
Kiefer Starbird is a 3L attending Washburn Law School and will be graduating in May 2021. Kiefer is from Bolivar, Missouri and he earned his undergraduate degree from College of the Ozarks, a Christian work college where he graduated debt free by working 15 hours a week in addition to school and playing a collegiate basketball. He is newly married to his wife, Racheal, and they have two beagle puppies named Ruby and Daisy. After law school, Kiefer plans to move back to Missouri and begin practicing Commercial Law in the St. Louis area.
Thomas Henry had nearly seven years of experience in the business world prior to starting law school, having worked at State Street Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, for four years and at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri, for almost three years. He received his undergraduate degree from Benedictine College in Finance and Economics, has an MBA from Baker University with an emphasis in finance, and will graduate from Washburn Law in Spring of 2021. When he is not working on law school assignments, Tom enjoys chasing around four children, golfing, and watching television with his wife.
Janet Thompson Jackson has been a member of the law faculty of Washburn Law School since 2004, where she directs the Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic, teaches Nonprofit Law, and is helping to lead the law school's new initiative, Third Year Anywhere™. Professor Jackson’s driving philosophy is that preparing students to be successful in the legal profession means helping them to manage the stresses inherent in law school and practice. She is a frequent speaker in the areas of wellness, nonprofit law and governance, and diversity and belonging. Prior to teaching, she practiced civil litigation and communications law and then joined the nonprofit sector, where for the past 25 years she has served in the roles of executive director, nonprofit law educator, nonprofit consultant and strategist, and board member. Professor Jackson seeks balance by integrating self-care into her weekly schedule and encourages her students to do the same. She values time spent with her family and friends and enjoys traveling, reading, and taking on new challenges.