Nonprofit Laws

Cowan Consulting for Nonprofits helps Florida organizations navigate the wide range of nonprofit legal services, laws and regulations which touch nearly every aspect of nonprofit management including:


Nonprofit Board Governance

  • Corporate documents including bylaws and articles of incorporation
  • Board roles and responsibilities
  • Policies for conflicts of interest, gift acceptance, document retention, communications, websites, volunteers and more

Regulatory Compliance

  • Regulatory compliance and annual reporting
  • Florida’s fundraising laws including charitable registrations
  • Federal fundraising laws
  • Tax exempt responsibilities
  • Political activities and lobbying
  • Consultant registrations


  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies and procedures



  • Volunteer policies
  • Risk Management
  • Waivers


General Services

  • Contracts
  • Risk management
  • Mergers
  • Dissolutions
Testimonial for Nonprofit Lawyer Cowan Consulting

Client Testimonials

We have worked with Justine on a number of projects, involving our clients and also for the firm.  She makes navigating the often complex legal issues of the nonprofit world easy for us.
Paul Bryan – Resilient Philanthropy