2022 UT Law Nonprofit Organizations Institute Topics
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
Policy, legislative and legal issues facing Texas nonprofits, foundations and associations were updated in my presentation at the 39th Annual Nonprofit Organizations seminar sponsored by The University of Texas School of Law on January 13-14, 2022. Read and print my presentation here. The seminar featured an impressive range of topics with speakers from throughout the ..read more
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2021 State Bar of Texas Nonprofit Governance Course Presentation
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
As the first speaker at the State Bar annual seminar, I presented a summary of relevant legislative activity in the 2021 Texas Legislature Regular Session. The summary can be read and printed here. Two called special sessions after the regular session, and a third set for September 20, may provide further developments, which will be ..read more
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2021 End-of-Session Legislative Summary for Texas Nonprofits
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
The 2021 legislative session featured a number of bills reflecting issues and policies that leaders in the Texas nonprofit sector should consider. My final summary can be read and printed here. There were few bills that appeared contra to the interests of nonprofit organization operations and governance or that impose new regulations on nonprofits. Despite ..read more
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2021 Texas Legislative Proposals Affecting Nonprofits
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
Legislative proposals affecting nonprofit organizations, state associations and foundations are among the 7,000-plus bills on file at this halfway point in the 140-day 2021 session.  My complete summary can be read and printed here. In a challenging economic environment, nonprofits should look to opportunities for contracting and partnerships with state and local governments as well ..read more
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Texas Legislative and Policy Prospects for 2021
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
Year 2020 challenged non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a pandemic, an economic slowdown and uncertainty about the responses of newly-elected government leaders, including the legislators now gathered in Austin for the 87th Regular Session. Nonprofit organizations, foundations and associations of all types are searching for new programs to serve the public and their stakeholders. Leaders from ..read more
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Nonprofits Cope with COVID-Era Challenges
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
Organizations of all types that serve the public good have been challenged to sustain their programs in the troubling COVID-19 environment. Sound governance, prudent financial management, a focused mission and sound business plan can sustain most nonprofit enterprises and associations.  Others less prepared may face an uncertain future.  My presentation (view and print it here ..read more
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Issues Facing Texas Government Leaders and 2019-2021 Legislative Overview
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
The opening session of the 37th Annual University of Texas School of Law Nonprofit Organizations Institute on January 24 featured insights by The Texas Tribune executive editor Ross Ramsey and my presentation (view and print it here) regarding the state’s booming economy, changing demographics, state revenue needs and the challenges in the 2021 legislative session ..read more
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Nonprofit Legislative Issues Highlighted at State Bar Seminar
Nonprofit Law and Policy Blog
by Richard Meyer
1y ago
My presentation for the annual State Bar of Texas Governance of Nonprofit Organizations seminar on August 22 is available to view and print here. Attendees and presenters included attorneys, accountants, association and nonprofit managers, and foundation executives, making for a useful and informative mix of expertise and opinions. Print the Presentation ..read more
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