Casner & Edwards

Anita S. Lichtblau

Publications

Anita Lichtblau is a contributor to the recently published book The Legal Guide to Museum Professionals.   Her essay is entitled “Endowments or Restricted Gifts:  Accessible or Hands-Off?”  The book, edited by Julia Courtney, was published in 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield.   

Anita has also authored many articles for the Community Action Program Legal Services (CAPLAW) newsletter and website and has edited CAPLAW publications such as ”Spotlight on Nonprofit Grants Administration:  An Annotated Guide to OMB Circular A-110” and Tools for Top-Notch Community Action Agencies: A Practical Approach to Governance and Financial Excellence.”

Presentations

Anita has presented hundreds of in-person seminars and webinars for local, state, and national groups across the country on nonprofit issues. Recently, she has presented seminars for the Boston Bar Association, Lawyers Clearinghouse, Massachusetts Human Services Providers Council, the National Community Action Partnership, Community Action Program Legal Services, the Nonprofit Webinar series, and the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Institute on the following topics: 

  • Anita Lichtblau was the Speaker at the following event:

It's Election Season: The Rules of the Road on Political Activity of Tax- Exempt Organizations

Boston Bar Association - September 27, 2016

  • John Morrier and Anita Lichtblau conducted the following webinar:

     
    Closing the Doors: Strategies for Community Action Agencies Unable to Survive

    Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. Webinar – May 27, 2015
     
  • John Morrier and Anita Lichtblau conducted:
     
    CLE Presentation: Strategies for Advising Nonprofits in Financial Distress
    Boston Bar Association-June 1, 2015
     
  • Anita Lichtblau spoke and moderated on two panels at the Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. National Training Conference in Portland, Oregon – June 10, 2015.

The two panels were Governance: Navigating Executive Transitions and Governance: Cultivating Effective Oversight Practices: Governance Case Studies 

CAPLAW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the legal, governance and management resources necessary to sustain and strengthen the national Community Action Agency (CAA) network.  CAAs are government-funded anti-poverty organizations. 

 
  • Legal Traps for the Unwary Fundraiser - 4Good.org Webinar Series, November 19, 2014
  • Top 10 Governances Changes in 2013 (with Robert Cowden) – Massachusetts Human Service Providers’ Counsel Annual Conference - November 17, 2014
  • Speaker at 2014 American Bar Association Annual Conference in Boston: Nonprofit Boards of Directors 101: What You Must Know! (August 9, 2014)
  • Speaker at National Training conference of Community Action Program Legal Services, June 2014 (nonprofit governance and local community action organization performance standards sessions)
  • Significant CSBG Issues to Examine When Planning for the Future
    Presented by Anita Lichtblau, Esq., on June 11, 2014


    Maintaining a healthy and sustainable CAA requires an organization not only to keep ahead of new requirements but also to maintain compliance with existing rules as it responds to the changing needs of the communities it serves.  In this session, we will discuss the legal and practical impact of the proposed Communtiy Service Block Grant Act (CSBG) organizational standards. We will also address the ways in which CAAs are permitted to use CSBG funds and the limitations that must be considered.  We will focus on issues relating to eligibility for CSBG services, especially when leveraging CSBG funds or integrating intake processes, along with the limitations in the CSBG Act relating to property and facilities. 

  • Nonprofit Formation
  • Nonprofit Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities: North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce's Community Leadership Institute - January 30, 2014
  • Top 10 Governance Issues
  • Legal Issues for Fundraising Online and in Social media
  • Maintaining Nonprofit  Tax-exempt Status
  • The Rules of the Road on Lobbying for Tax-Exempt Organizations  
  • Spotlight on Nonprofit Grants Administration:  An Annotated Guide to OMB Circular A-110
  • Advocacy and Lobbying: The Rules of the Road for Nonprofits: Worcester, MA-Nonprofit Webinar Series, April 9, 2014
  • Lobbying Law Update for Nonprofits: Lawyers Clearinghouse/Boston Private Bank & Trust Co. (with Robert Cowden) - January 24, 2014
  • Getting Tangled in the Web: Legal Issues for Nonprofit Use of the Internet-Fundraising Online and Through Social Media-Boston Bar Association - January 23, 2014
  • Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status:  Nonprofit Webinars, January 15, 2014
  • ‚ÄčTop 10 Governances Changes in 2013 (with Robert Cowden) – Massachusetts Human Service Providers’ Counsel Annual Conference - November 6, 2013
  • How to Form a Nonprofit Organization with Tax-Exempt Status at the Boston Bar Association, November 4, 2013