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September 2014

Legal and Ethical Duties: A Toolkit for Nonprofit Professionals and Board Members

Nonprofit and Public Service Center
Sep 04, 2014 8:30 - 10:30 AM | Lakeland Community College - Holden University Center - Room 119 | Community, Build Your Business
In today’s media frenzied environment, nonprofit organizations encounter ever-increasing public scrutiny. This creates even greater governance challenges for leaders responsible for ensuring legal compliance and fiduciary duties. Join us at Lakeland on Thursday, September 4, as Charles M. Miller, former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Law Section, shares a wealth of insights and tips to help nonprofit managers and board members navigate the crossroads of law and ethics.

Headline news stories, key court decisions, and interactive case studies will fortify you with techniques for spotting issues and provide you with best practices for solving management dilemmas. You’ll leave this session with strategies to help your organization comply with legal responsibilities; keep tax exempt status; detect fundraising traps; avoid work place scandals; update policies; and much more!

Presenter: Charles M. Miller, J.D., Former Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Law Section; currently Senior Director of Planned Giving, Case Western Reserve University

Fee: $45.00 (Includes continental breakfast)
Networking, sign-in, and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.
To register, visit:
or call 440-525-7116
Registration Code: 15UNPC139.01

Arts and Culture Roundtable: Candidate Forum - Jack Schron

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
Sep 12, 2014 8:30 a.m. | Bohemian National Hall | Community
The Arts and Culture community is coming together to learn more about the candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive. CPAC will bring in both candidates to share their insights on the role of arts and culture in county government. Connect with other arts and culture professionals and learn more about candidates for the second ever County Executive election. Come be a part of the collective force that is our arts and culture sector.

On and Off the Wall: The Visual Arts in Cleveland Since 2000

Sep 13, 2014 9:00 am - 12:30 pm | Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, 325 Superior Ave NE Cleveland, OH 44114 | Build Your Business, Employment
ARTneo to Host Community Discussion on Visual Art in Northeast Ohio: This is a free, half day community discussion about the visual arts in Northeast Ohio since 2000, presented by ARTneo and the Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with CAN Journal and The City Club of Cleveland. “On and Off the Wall” will explore the growth and impact of the visual arts since 2000.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Sep 15, 2014 4 p.m. | SPACES | Community
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is a public entity and therefore is subject to Ohio Sunshine Law. Once approved, Minutes of the Meetings of the CAC Board of Trustees and Board Resolutions are posted on their website and available for download. The Creative Workforce Fellowship will be discussed at this meeting. All meetings of the CAC Board of Trustees are open to the public.

The “Events” Event: Legal and Practical Advice for Arts Organizations in Planning Compliant Events

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Sep 23, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM | SPACES Gallery, 2220 Superior Viaduct | Build Your Business, Insurance
Recent events and discussions in Cleveland have highlighted the need for artists and arts organizations to become informed about legal and administrative requirements for public events. The VLA, SPACES, and CPAC have teamed up to serve that need, and artists, organization leaders, and attorneys alike are invited to attend this free, public event. In this seminar, VLA lawyers will present for the first hour on the legal issues of event hosting, including the law governing parade and assembly permits (including First Amendment implications), regulatory and liability issues relating to alcohol sales and service, and appropriate licensing of intellectual property (especially live performances of music, dance, or theater) commonly presented at benefit events (CLE available). During the second hour, local artists, representatives from arts organizations, and community leaders will share advice and experiences about the practical realities of creative events planning and compliance. After the seminar, all attendees are invited to join the presenters and panelists for light refreshments.

Please RSVP to, Jessica Paine, Assistant Director of Community Programs & Information, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.