CSN Events Overview

April 26, 2011

Know Your Rights Series

Charity & Security Network hosts a series of webinars on knowing your rights and protecting your nonprofit organization. Please check our website regularly for additional webinars in this series. For additional resources, see the Know Your Rights section of our website. 
 
November 13, 2018 Webinar - Responding to Congressional Investigations
 
 
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False Claims Act Suits Against NGOs: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Event Date: 
October 9, 2018

The Charity & Security Network will host a special online briefing for nonprofit organizations (NPOs) on use of the False Claims Act, a law meant to protect whistleblowers, to sue NPOs working in Palestine and other complex environments. Legal expert Brian Waagner of the Husch Blackwell law firm in DC will describe the law, the current cases and ways NPOs can defend themselves. 

Recording Now Available

Webinar Slides Available

Issue Brief Now Available False Claims Act Lawsuits: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Charity & Security Network's 10th Anniversary Celebration

Event Date: 
March 15, 2019

On Friday March 15, the Charity & Security Network (C&SN) celebrated its tenth anniversary by gathering with members of over two dozen humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organizations. Director Kay Guinane spoke briefly before introducing keynote speaker Maina Kiai, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association and current co-director of InformAction and a partner with Human Rights Watch on their Build Local Support for Rights initiative. Maina spoke about how human rights have shifted and expanded during his lifetime, as well as the importance of grassroots activism. In particular, he urged optimism in the face of rapidly expanding—though by no means assured—rights for women and LGBT+ people, which he said even twenty years ago would have been considered unthinkable.

Charity & Security Network's 10th Anniversary Celebration

On Friday March 15, the Charity & Security Network (C&SN) celebrated its tenth anniversary by gathering with members of over two dozen humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organizations. Director Kay Guinane spoke briefly before introducing keynote speaker Maina Kiai, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association and current co-director of InformAction and a partner with Human Rights Watch on their Build Local Support for Rights initiative. Maina spoke about how human rights have shifted and expanded during his lifetime, as well as the importance of grassroots activism. In particular, he urged optimism in the face of rapidly expanding—though by no means assured—rights for women and LGBT+ people, which he said even twenty years ago would have been considered unthinkable. Read more 

Global NPO Coalition on FATF Presents: ABCs for Risk Assessment of the Nonprofit Sector in Your Country

Event Date: 
March 9, 2018

The Global NPO Coalition on FATF Presents: 

 

ABCs for Risk Assessment of the Nonprofit Sector in Your Country

 

Friday, March 9, 2018 

 

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Ever since FATF revised its Recommendation 8 on nonprofit organizations in 2016, countries must conduct a terrorist financing risk assessment of the nonprofit sector. FATF requires government outreach to NPOs for these assessments, which are supposed to shape targeted, proportionate measures that only apply to NPOs at risk. 
How are governments and NPOs dealing with this process? How do risk assessments affect regulation of NPOs? How are they done? How can NPOs impact the process? 
Get answers from the experts:
*Ben Evans, Co-Founder and Senior Associate at the Greenacre Group, formerly with UK Charity Commission 
*Yann Desclercs, Managing Director, Cornerstone Advisory, formerly Chief of Compliance, Citi Bank West Africa 
*Andrew O'Brien, Dir. Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group (UK) 

 

Read the the Global NPO Coalition on FATF's handout: The ABCs for Risk Assessment of the Nonprofit Sector in Your Country

 

Online Discussion: Current Counterterrorism Measures and Issues for Principled Humanitarian Action

Event Date: 
July 10, 2018

There are many challenges for principled humanitarian action - security in conflict zones, lack of adequate funding and more. But counterterrorism measures can also present certain challenges, including areas of tension between international humanitarian law and various counterterrorism and sanctions measures. Navigating this landscape can be complicated, raising important considerations for humanitarian organizations undertaking this essential work.

Recording Now Available

View "Challenges and Considerations for Humanitarian Assistance in the Current Legal Landscape," as a printable PDF.

Tuesday July 10 at 10 am US eastern time, 1400 UTC 

The ABCs of FATF: What Nonprofits Need to Know 2017 and Beyond

Event Date: 
December 15, 2016

new international standard for government regulation of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) was published by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in June. It is changing the way governments are supposed to approach regulation of NPOs to prevent terrorist abuse.
 

The Global NPO Coalition on FATF successfully advocated for this new standard. In this webinar, you can learn more about FATF and what the new standard (Recommendation 8) may mean for NPOs in your country.

Recording Now Available

Webinar - Are My Peacebuilding Activities Permissible?

Event Date: 
October 17, 2017
The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project had a chilling effect on peacebuilders working abroad and left practitioners worrying that their work might run afoul of US counterterrorism law. Seven years later, many of those same questions persist, and the current administration presents additional uncertainties. No new guidance has been issued since the landmark Supreme Court decision, but there are guideposts.
 
Hear from two dynamic speakers who will outline the legal landscape and detail the current state of practice for those in the field. Participate in a Q&A geared to what matters to you now. 
 
Tuesday, October 17, 2018
 
 
Speakers:
* George Foote, a lawyer with Dorsey, serves as outside general counsel to the U.S. Institute of Peace and to PeaceTech Lab, Inc. He will share his insight on how to navigate these uncertain waters. 
 
* Kimberly Brody Hart, senior manager of global affairs and partnerships at Search for Common Ground, will discuss the practical implications from the perspective of a peacebuilder. 
 
See more in our Know Your Rights series. 
 

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Webinar - Government Investigations: How to Protect Your Organization

Event Date: 
June 16, 2017

Nonprofits can be negatively impacted by government investigations, whether they are the target or not. Law enforcement may show up at the office demanding to interview staff and take documents or computer records. Donors, volunteers, board members and staff may be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury or questioned at their homes. 

In the current political climate, nonprofits need to know their rights, how to be prepared in case of a visit from law enforcement, and how to respond if it does. This webinar will explain your rights and suggest strategies to defend your organization. 

Recording now available

Speaker: Timothy O'Toole, Miller & Chevalier 
Timothy P. O'Toole counsels and defends clients in white collar criminal matters, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents potential witnesses and targets in government investigations. Although Mr. O'Toole has substantial experience in all areas of white collar practice, his main focus is on economic sanctions and export controls.

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