Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel Can Help Your Nonprofit's Operations, Facilities Management and Security
In a previous blogs, I detailed ‘What is Fractional General Counsel?’ ; ‘Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel Can Help Your Nonprofit with Corporate Law and the Requirements of Tax Exemption.’ ; ‘Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel (FGC) Can Help Your Nonprofit with Contracts and Intellectual Property.’ ; Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel (FGC) Can Help Your Nonprofit with the Legal Aspects of Raising Money; and Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel (FGC) Can Help Your Nonprofit’s Human Resources Department.
In this blog, I spell out Ten (10) Ways Fractional General Counsel Can Help Your Nonprofit’s Operations, Facilities Management, and Security:
- Your Fractional General Counsel (FGC) will review all the nonprofit’s real estate arrangements and understand how they serve the nonprofit’s mission
- Your FGC will determine procedures for board review and approval of key real estate arrangements and ensure that such procedures are followed. If not procedures exist, FGC will counsel the nonprofit as to what sort of procedures should be followed.
- Your FGC will chart out what facilities are owned/leased/operated/used by the nonprofit for better understanding by board and staff.
- As to all of the nonprofit’s real estate agreements, your FGC will summarize key terms and prepare an abstract of leases and other key agreements for board and staff to understand and utilize.
- Your FGC will review all operations run by nonprofit and ascertain responsibility for equipment, maintenance, systems, utilities, capital repairs, improvements, casualty losses and relevant contractual relationships to advise board and staff. FGC will additionally know basic terms fo warranties for key equipment and know where warranties are kept.
- Your FGC will review all building permits, certificates of occupancy and insurance certificates. Additionally, your FGC will understand the key points of interaction with government and determine procedures for handling permits, approvals and violations as to advise responsible staff.
- Your FGC will determine what construction, expansion or refurbishment plans are underway or contemplated. FGC will ascertain what special legal arrangements are appropriate and necessary and advise and counsel those responsible staff who will handle them.
- Your FGC will review forms of purchase orders and service agreements, providing counsel, advice and negotiation assistance when necessary.
- Your FGC will understand and monitor all arrangements for security and interface with law enforcement on behalf of nonprofit when necessary.
- Your FGC will review your nonprofit’s property and public liability insurance arrangements and will ensure facilities risk management protocols comply with applicable law, lease/contractual requirements and other expectations.