Collaborating for education and impact

For nonprofit organizations in the United States, navigating the world of federal funding can be a daunting task. The strength of our Government Regulatory practice, combined with the depth of our commitment to social responsibility, uniquely positions us to serve as a resource to our nonprofit partner organizations.

We recently joined forces with client IBM to host a half-day workshop, Federal Funding for Nonprofits — Legal Challenges and Solutions. The faculty comprised 19 lawyers and government affairs professionals: nine from Hogan Lovells and 10 from IBM’s Federal Sector, Trust & Compliance and Government Affairs offices.

Together with our IBM colleagues, we welcomed six valued and longstanding partner organizations for legal topical presentations and break-out sessions for one-on-one advice. The topics included an introduction to the key types of funding agreements, financial compliance, contracting with project partners, appropriations and lobbying restrictions, and intellectual property. Each of the five presentations was prepared and delivered jointly by a team of a Hogan Lovells lawyer from the public procurement practice and an IBM lawyer or government affairs professional.

The participating nonprofit organizations were the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the Capital Area Immigrant’ Rights Coalition Kids In Need of Defense, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and the Network for Victim Recovery of DC.

The chemistry was impressive, and the workshop offered a genuine and effective opportunity for relationship development with each pro bono client and with IBM.

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