Nonprofits are the legal persons on which Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) rely. Found at the grassroots, local, national, or international level, Foundations, Charities, NGOs, Unions, Cooperatives, Mutuals, and Congregations are increasingly emerging to better society.  Nowadays a successful NPO/NGO/CSO has to manage responsibly and ethically the aid it offers and the change it envisions. It is crucial to comply with regulatory duties, secure good nonprofit governance, be accountable to its supporters and beneficiaries, and increase reputation and trust within the market, the community, and the state. All while unearthing information and arguments to continuously make the case of its social mission, and demonstrating the alterity effects of its action.

 

Services

  • Argument structuring and communication of complex claims
  • Grievance and communication mechanisms to treaty and international setting  bodies 
  • Structural reform and public interest litigation 
  • Individual and collective human rights defense
  • Class Action and writs of protection   
  • Amicus Curiae briefs critique and analysis of opposing experts 
  • Administrative law for effective participatory governance and inclusion
  • Nonprofit organization design and social or solidarity structuring of its governance 
  • Articles of incorporation, bylaws, and public registration of NPOs
  • Auto-regulation and nonprofit legal compliance, 
  • Tax exemption and fair fiscal treatment of NPOs
  • Not-for-profit contracting and bidding for social public procurement
  • Trust, transparency and accountability strengthening and reporting
  • Mediation and Consensual arbitration of disputes
  • Financial structuring and optimization of economic assets
  • Strategic management, planning, and reporting of an Alterity-Intentioned OrganizationTM
  • Research and development of social strategy and products
  • Theory of change and change making strategy 
  • Business model of social enterprises of a not-for-profit nature 
  • Cooperation, contributions, and charitable deductions contracts
  • Communication for systemic change, effective participation, and inclusive development 
  • Indicator building for social monitoring and evaluation of organizational results, effects,  and impact
  • RRA LABsTM for knowledge building and improvement of impact

Areas

  • Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Human Rights, and Labor Standards
  • Discrimination and Equality Law
  • Non-Profit Law, Transparency, and Accountability
  • Non-Profit Preferential Contracting and Subventions 
  • Tax Exemption Law, Gifts, and Deductible Donations
  • Advocacy
  • Solidarity Economics
  • Capacity Building 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Entrepreneuring and Joint-Ventures
  • Participative Governance

RRA Team Experience

  • For Domestic NGOs, created a cross-sector partnership strategy for increased visibility, relevance and funding (Colombia )
  • For a Regional Network of Grassroots Organizations, conducted a workshop on network strategy for social impact (Latin America)
  • For an International Foundation,  researched and produced a position paper on the communication civilization and globalization (Greece and France)
  • For both individuals and organizations, conducted human rights litigation for a writ of protection (Colombia)
  • For a US law firm, researched  and advised on legal standing and viability for a  grant making initiative of a prominent philanthropist (United States)
  • For a Domestic Foundation, identified ideal legal vehicle for social impact and drafted bylaws for  incorporation and legal registration (Colombia)
  • For a Domestic Foundation, conducted workshops on policy navigation and legal empowerment of community based organization in the informal economy (Egypt and Colombia)
  • For Mutual Associations, consulted on legal strategy to position and enhance capacity (Colombia)
  • For Domestic NGOs, created a cross-sector partnership strategy for increased visibility, relevance and funding (Colombia )
  • Contact: alterity@rra-law-innovation.com