Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, August 8, 2018

access_time 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

place Candid
1250 H Street NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC

This location will be closed to the public as of October 2, 2019. For in-person help, visit our FIN locations.

attach_money Free


Nonprofit organizations and philanthropists are increasingly expanding the geographic reach of their work by engaging in cross border activities.

For tax-exempt organizations in the United States, this means complying with a variety of laws and regulations including those on grant making, anti-terrorism compliance, and anti-money laundering. For foreign organizations looking to establish operations or an affiliate (sometimes called a “friends of” organization) in the United States, there are structuring considerations that will impact the flow of resources and activities.

While none of these areas is particularly riveting in comparison to ambitious nonprofit missions, compliance is critical if the organization or the philanthropist is to succeed in furthering its purposes.

This interactive and bifurcated program will examine legal considerations for U.S. organizations seeking to conduct activities and operations outside of the country and for organizations and philanthropists wishing to launch U.S. tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.


  • Apply legal requirements for tax-exempt organizations making grants to organizations outside of the United States
  • Assess structures and frameworks for conducting operations of U.S. tax-exempt organization outside of the country
  • Evaluate options for foreign organizations seeking to establish affiliates or new nonprofit organizations in the United States
  • Understand U.S. legal regime governing U.S. organizations’ activities outside of the country including OFAC, FCPA, and anti-money laundering rules

Intended audience

  • Beginner
  • Nonprofit startups


Carrie Garber Siegrist Attorney Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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