C&SN Events

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Webinar – Tips for Successful Banking Relationships for NPOs

On June 25, 2019 authors of the recently-published guidance document “Banking NPOs - The Way Forward”, Andrea Hall and John Byrne, spoke with Charity & Security Network's Kay Guinane about their publication and tips for banking NPOs. View the Recording View the Webinar Slides Speakers: *John Byrne, Esq. Mr. Byrne is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney, and one of the leading AML community voices for over 35 years. He has

June 25th, 2019|CSN Events|

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

March 15th, 2019|CSN Events|

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

March 15th, 2019|CSN Events|

False Claims Act Suits Against NGOs: What Nonprofits Need to Know

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

October 9th, 2018|CSN Events, False Claims Act Lawsuits|

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

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,"

July 10th, 2018|CSN Events, Humanitarian Safeguards|

Panel Discussion: The Impact of Bank De-risiking on Nonprofit Organizations and their Beneficiaries in Conflict Areas

Recording now available Please join the CSIS Human Rights Initiative, Charity and Security Network, and The Humanitarian Forum for the launch of a series of country case studies on de-risking in conflict zones. During this event, expert panelists will discuss the findings of the country case studies, with a focus on Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Palestine. VIEW THE RECORDING Global financial institutions are increasingly terminating or restricting relationships with U.S.

May 7th, 2018|CSN Events, Financial Access|

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

The Global NPO Coalition on FATF Presents:  ABCs for Risk Assessment of the Nonprofit Sector in Your Country Friday, March 9, 2018 View the Recording   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

March 9th, 2018|Blog, CSN Events, Financial Action Task Force|

Solutions for Nonprofits’ Banking Problems: Next Steps

The Global NPO Coalition on FATF invites you to a webinar: In May we presented results from two important studies that document the global scale of a serious problem: access to banking services for nonprofit organizations with international activities (online here). Now we invite you to join us in working on solutions. Tuesday Dec. 12 Featuring: Sue Eckert, World Banks/ACAMS Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on NPO Financial Access

December 12th, 2017|CSN Events, Financial Access|

Save the Date: Webinar – Are My Peacebuilding Activities Permissible?

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, but there are guideposts. Mark your calendars for an informative webinar: Tuesday, October 17 View the recording  George Foote, a lawyer with Dorsey, serves as outside general counsel to the

Webinar – Are My Peacebuilding Activities Permissible?

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

October 17th, 2017|CSN Events, Know Your Rights, Permissible Activities|

Webinar – Government Investigations: How to Protect Your Organization

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

June 16th, 2017|CSN Events, Know Your Rights|

Nonprofits in Search of Financial Access: Real Problems, Potential Solutions

Nonprofits around the world are having difficulty accessing banking services. U.S. and other countries’ financial regulations, rooted in a comprehensive counter-terror finance regime, and the ever-shifting political landscape set the stage for financial institutions around the globe to continually re-evaluate their risk profiles. As a result, accounts are closed or never opened, wire transfers are delayed and correspondent banking relationships are severed. This, in turn, impacts vital humanitarian aid,

May 11th, 2017|CSN Events, Financial Access|

Webinar: IRS Audits of Nonprofits – How to Avoid or Prepare

The Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division has identified organizations that do international work as a “Strategic Issue Area” for its FY 2017 enforcement program.  Learn what this could mean for your organization, and how to be prepared if your organization is selected for audit. Recording now available Speakers: *Lara Kalwinski, Senior Counsel, Compliance and Policy and Executive Director National Standards at the Council on Foundations, on the 2017 IRS

May 8th, 2017|CSN Events, IRS Audit Process, Know Your Rights|

Webinar – Financial Access for Nonprofits: New Empirical Data

With the launch of our new report, Financial Access for U.S. Nonprofits, the first-ever empirical data on the issue gives new insight to the problem known as "derisking." Hear from the report's authors about the findings, stakeholder perspectives and possible solutions. Speakers: * Sue Eckert, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security and report author * Kay Guinane, Director, Charity & Security Network and report author * Andrea

February 28th, 2017|CSN Events|

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

A 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.

December 15th, 2016|CSN Events|
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