Best Practices for National Standards

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The new process for National Standards is efficient, but there are still opportunities to make it easier. This webinar will share best practicies and processes to pass National Standards as seamlessly as possible.


Lara Kalwinski, senior counsel, compliance & policy, executive director, national standards, Council on Foundations

Lara is known for applying her knowledge of exempt organizations' legal compliance to process and project management. Lara has a proven ability to engage in strategic issues and has worked with foundations to meet with state and federal regulators; manage board of directors and committee work; lead contracts and fund/grant agreements process; audit international grantmaking procedures; create gift acceptance procedures; reverse program deficits; and implement community-led grant program design.

Christina Gonzalez, national standards manager and legal coordinator, Council on Foundations

Christina is a lawyer and passionate supporter of promoting access to justice in its many forms. Prior to joining the Council as the National Standards Manager and Legal Coordinator, Christina worked at a nonprofit law firm in Los Angeles specializing in housing rights. In this role, she represented low-income tenants in unlawful detainer (eviction) actions, including jury trials, and helped tenants stay in their homes and stand up to slumlords.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $50

This webinar is hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and was originally published February 8, 2017.

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