Document Creation, Review & Enforcement
DOCUMENT CREATION, REVIEW & ENFORCEMENT
Paperwork makes the world go-around. It is essential to quality and process control. Proper documentation can help an organization avoid legal issues and fines/penalties; it can also help an organization build and maintain the trust of its stakeholders.
Governance and Operational Documents:
Does your organization have the right policies and procedures? An up-to-date employee handbook? Adequate liability waivers? What about written agreements with other nonprofit partners for joint projects? When was the last time your nonprofit reviewed its Articles and Bylaws? Having the right organizational documents in place along with a thoughtful, diligent decision-making process helps fortify the liability protections of your organization's officers and directors.
Contracts are a common and indispensable feature of nearly every transaction. Many organizations, however, try to save money by using gentlemen’s handshake agreements – thinking that “it’ll all work out,” or by using boilerplate contracts – trusting that the “cookie cutter” forms found on the internet will work to protect their rights. Unfortunately, since it’s very difficult to enforce oral agreements, and internet forms are not personalized to your unique situation, these two solutions are not the best. Legal for Good can help your organization at any life stage of a contract: creation, review, negotiation, and enforcement. We can meet with you when you need to draw up a contract, or we can help you review a contract someone else drew up (hopefully before you sign it), assist you with negotiating the best terms, as well as enforce or defend against a contract once it has been signed.
Legal for Good can help get your documents in tip-top shape. Call us now at (612) 284-6441 or send us a message online.