Sam Coppersmith Delivers Seminar on Legal Issues for Hospital Trustees at AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference

Attorney Sam Coppersmith was tapped by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) to help hospital trustees navigate their roles during a special presentation at the organization’s Annual Leadership Conference, held Oct. 27-28 in Marana, AZ. “Trustee 101: A Toolkit for New (and Not-So-New) Hospital Trustees” was tailored specifically for new hospital trustees and examines key legal issues likely to face them as they serve their hospitals. These include fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, nonprofit and public hospital standards, such as community need, tax-exemption, open meeting laws and public finance. Additionally, Sam offered insights on defenses for board members who act in good faith....

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Sam Coppersmith Educates Social Venture Partners Arizona About Advocacy for Foundations, Public Charities

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ), a network of local philanthropists who take a venture capital approach to funding nonprofits, recently hosted Sam Coppersmith to share his expertise on philanthropy and public policy. He explained why it’s critical for charitable organizations to educate lawmakers and the public about policies that impact their missions and the communities they serve – and what they need to keep in mind from a legal standpoint. With more than three decades’ experience working with nonprofit organizations, Sam’s presentation demystified the legal framework governing permissible advocacy activities for foundations and public charities, and helped SVPAZ members understand how to advocate for critical issues and become champions in their communities....

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