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2016 LINC (Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community): 4-Session Series
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4 session series: Feb 11; Feb 25; March 10; March 24

When: 4 session series: Feb 11; Feb 25; Mar 10; Mar 24
2:00 p.m. for each session.
Where: HCBA Office
600 Nicollet Mall
Suite 390
Minneapolis 55402
Contact: Larry Schultz

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Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community
Four-session series:
February 11; February 25; March 10; and March 24

10 CLE credits applied for this multi-day program, including 1.0 Elimination of Bias and 1.0 Ethics credit.

Lawyers are often called upon to serve on nonprofit boards, and while they bring strong skills in many areas and the desire to make a difference, they often lack the background and formal training needed to contribute effectively as nonprofit volunteer leaders.

The Hennepin County Bar Association has developed the LINC (Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community) program to provide a cohort of lawyers with training in nonprofit governance and an overview of the legal issues commonly faced by nonprofits.

The skills you acquire from LINC training will be applicable to positions of leadership on nonprofit boards and committees, including associations, faith communities, and community-based nonprofits. The training will not only provide information that every person serving on a nonprofit board should know to uphold his or her fiduciary duties, but also an opportunity to focus on issues that uniquely impact lawyers serving on nonprofit boards.

Now’s the time to be part of the LINC!

Since 2005, Hennepin County Bar Association has offered its award-winning LINC program. The CLE series provides practical training, insight, connections, and inspiration, to attorneys who are interested in serving on nonprofit board positions and enhancing their leadership skills.

The 2016 LINC series:

Reduces the time commitment required.  With just four sessions in this year’s training series, it is easier than ever to participate in the LINC program. Sessions will be held every other Thursday afternoon, from February 11 to March 24.
Retains a cohort approach. Past LINC participants have shared that one of the most valuable aspects of participating in the program was developing lasting relationships with other local lawyers. 


Thanks to the 2016 LINC Program Co-chairs:

  • Heidi Christianson, Shareholder Nilan Johnson Lewis.
    Co-Chair, Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the MSBA.
  • Emily Robertson, Robertson Law Office. Adjunct Professor,
    Hamline University’s Masters in Nonprofit Management Program.


Thursday, February 11, 2:00-4:45 p.m. with social to follow.
•    Governance v. Management and the Role of a Board Member
•    Ethics for Lawyers Serving on a Nonprofit Board

Thursday, February 25
, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
•    Overview of Nonprofit Law
•    Types of Boards

Thursday, March 10, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
•    Nonprofit Financial Literacy and Competency
•    Diversity and Inclusion Competency

Thursday, March 24, 2:00-4:45 p.m. with social to follow.
•    Employment Law for Nonprofits
•    Religious Organizations
•    Fundraising Essentials 


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