Kurt Spurgeon, Lane & Waterman attorney, presented to a group of nonprofit leaders at the United Way of the Quad Cities Non-Profit Board Governance Series on Tuesday. Kurt, along with two other local attorneys, discussed the fiduciary duties board members have when serving on non-profit boards. Specific topics included duty of loyalty and care, whistle blower complaints, and issues related to conflicts of interest.
The Non-Profit Board Governance Series is a service offered by United Way to counsel area non-profits on legal issues related to employment law, contractual agreements, financial oversight, and tax matters.
The United Way of the Quad Cities and Lane & Waterman partner with Deere & Company and another local law firm to offer the series each year. Kurt’s presentation marks the first in the 2016-2017 series.