Sam Coppersmith Extends Decades of Helping Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center by Joining Board of Directors

Sam Coppersmith Extends Decades of Helping Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center by Joining Board of Directors

Already a fixture in the Arizona nonprofit community, Sam Coppersmith expanded his involvement by accepting an invitation to join the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) Board of Directors. Sam is deeply passionate about conservation and proud to support the nonprofit’s mission to protect and rehabilitate the region’s native animals.  Sam and Coppersmith Brockelman have a longstanding relationship with SWCC, helping the organization with zoning issues, permits, concession agreements, litigation, and contract negotiation since 1998. Established in 1994, SWCC is the state’s leading sanctuary and veterinary science facility for injured or displaced wild animals. They played a prominent role in the recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf. In addition, the Center serves a valuable educational resource for the community.  Sam has more than three decades of experience providing counsel to nonprofit...

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Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

Sam Coppersmith Educates National Business Institute Members About Nonprofit Board Oversight

Advising a nonprofit board requires extensive knowledge about duties, risks, and compliance obligations. During a recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “Nonprofit Board Governance: Overcoming Common Challenges,” Sam Coppersmith led two one-hour sessions to help nonprofits set goals, monitor progress, and ensure bylaws and policies remain up to date.  Specifically, Sam offered guidance on identifying who is responsible for oversight, tasks that can and can’t be delegated, important questions to ask when reviewing finances, pitfalls to avoid, and the variety of policies and rules nonprofits must have in place for their protection.   Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as well as individuals and small businesses. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics, including private foundations, forming...

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