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Free Seminar on Working Across State Lines

Free Seminar on Working Across State Lines: The Legal Rules You Need to Know When Engaging in Multi-State Activities

Philadelphia VIP/LawWorks, Pfizer, and DLA Piper LLP are co-sponsoring a free seminar on working across state lines on March 27th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.


Very few nonprofits operate strictly within the borders of one state. With electronic communications, social media and the internet, even community-based organizations find themselves soliciting funds from individuals and foundations in other states, purchasing goods and services from vendors across state lines, licensing their intellectual property to sponsors located elsewhere, and working with other nonprofits to establish regional and national networks of service providers. But what are the legal implications of these multi-state activities?

This seminar will address many of the basic questions that arise for nonprofits that conduct activities in other states. The topics covered will include the rules for soliciting funds from donors in other states; contracting with vendors and licensing your intellectual property outside your state; and how to structure network relationships while protecting your organization’s tax exempt status. In addition, we will discuss how to set up operations in other states, including the rules for registering your organization with local authorities and employing workers in another state.

This program is designed for executive directors, operations managers, program managers and fundraising professionals.

This seminar is free.


This program will take place at DLA Piper LLP, 1650 Market Street, Suite 4900 in Center City, Philadelphia. You must RSVP by March 22nd at to reserve your space.  Lunch will be provided.


The LawWorks project of Philadelphia VIP refers eligible nonprofits, small businesses, and homeowners to lawyers who provide free legal services. For more information about LawWorks and to obtain an application for free legal services, go to