Non-Profit Organizations: Protecting Well-Meaning Volunteers From Personal Liability
Charlie Morgan, Principal and General Counsel, HessMorganHouse LLC, USA
This foundation pertains to one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious, international non-profit genealogical organizations in the world, headquartered in the USA (the “Parent Organization”), that has Member organizations (each a “Member Organization”) around the world.
The article reviews how it utterly failed to implement a corporate governance program and actually implemented policies that are the antithesis of a corporate governance program, all of which have exposed significant personal liability to the members of its board of directors as well as the officers and volunteers donating their time to the Parent Organization and the Member Organizations.
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