July 11, 2023
Casner & Edwards partner Anita S. Lichtblau was a presenter for two very well-attended sessions at the 2023 CAPLAW National Training Conference in Austin, Texas on June 27. During the first session, “Governance: Burning Bylaws Questions,” she addressed common questions about Community Action Agency (CAA) bylaws and how to navigate the changing governance circumstances in a post-pandemic world. The second session, “Governance: Maximizing Impact: Engaging the Board in Organizational Sustainability,” explored the critical role that nonprofit board members play in ensuring long-term sustainability of their organizations.
Lichtblau advises nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of legal issues, including formation of organizations and application for tax-exempt status, maintenance of tax-exempt status, governance, lobbying and political activity. She specializes in the creation of corporate policies, employment matters and government and private grants and contracts. Lichtblau is co-chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Chapter 180 Working Group, member of the BBA Tax-Exempt Organization Section, and member of the Board of Directors of the Rebecca Pomroy Foundation.
Community Action Program Legal Services Inc. (CAPLAW) is a national organization dedicated to empowering and sustaining a dynamic network of community organizations. Their mission is to eliminate poverty by strengthening the legal and management capacity of Community Action Agencies (CAAs). Through consultations, training and resources, CAPLAW equips CAAs with the knowledge and tools to operate as accountable and effective change agents. CAPLAW also provides guidance to federal, state and national Community Action partners on legal and financial issues affecting CAAs.
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