Full-time, exempt position
Senior Counsel, NGOsource
At TechSoup, you’ll find the raw energy of a start-up, and extraordinary vision, and a group of brilliant, talented, quirky people who believe fiercely that the benefits of technology should be available to everyone.
We are a nonprofit organization that believes that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since 1987, we’ve assembled a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction. This network – one that you likely belong to – includes foundations and corporations, governments and NGOs, social entrepreneurs and volunteers. Together, these unlikely allies have developed sustainable, community-driven technology solutions to meet today’s most urgent social challenges.
NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup, is an online equivalency determination (ED) service for US funders who make international grants. It offers a unique centralized repository of EDs for NGOs and governments located in 150 countries and counting. NGOsource provides ED services to over 485 grantmaker members and other organizations who are interested in this elite level of grantmaking compliance. NGOsource’s membership includes nine of the ten largest international grantmakers in the US and 18 of the largest 20, as well as donor advised funds, small and medium-sized family foundations, corporate foundations, and community foundations.
The ED Counsel Legal Counsel or CPA will be drafting equivalency determinations (EDs) for NGOsource on a full-time basis. This requires reviewing and analyzing governing documents and supporting statements provided by non-U.S. NGOs, and drafting a formal opinion regarding each organization’s public charity equivalency status, in conformity with U.S. tax law. Other tasks include conducting legal research, corresponding regularly with non-U.S. NGOs and partners, U.S. grantmakers, and internal staff to explain legal issues of relevance to foreign public charity equivalency. While prior experience is strongly preferred, NGOsource is able to train newcomers if a promising candidate is identified.
Please note that this position may only be filled by one of the following:
licensed in a state, territory, or possession of the U.S.
In addition, the candidate must have the following qualities:
Desired Additional Qualifications
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references.
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