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Reaching the Charitable Law Section

4/7/2020
The Charitable Law Section continues to serve the needs of the sector, although through new channels. The best way to connect with staff members is through email. The email address to reach the section is CharitableLaw@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.
 
The monthly webinars on board governance and the charitable registration system are continuing. Registration for those webinars can be found online. The section is not providing live trainings during this public health emergency.
 
This challenging period for some groups could be an opportunity for board members to address governance issues within their organizations.
  • Are there new policies that would be welcome?
  • Should changes be made to the bylaws to provide for flexibility?
Board members can watch the pre-recorded board governance webinar and discuss potential changes. Various publications can be found online. Particular attention should be paid to the Guide for Charity Board Members and Avoiding Theft in Your Nonprofit.
 
For those with concerns about filing annual reports or other charitable registration filings, the online system remains fully operational. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office also honors all IRS deadline extensions granted to charities.