Making an Impact
“In 2020, I served as the pro bono coordinator for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Tax Section. VIP’s nonprofit consultation matters caught my attention, because the clients all seemed like they could benefit from an experienced attorney. I reached out to VIP and offered to take on as many tax-exemption and non-profit governance consultations as were needed.
“A lot of small nonprofits inadvertently run afoul of tax or governance rules. It’s sad to see nonprofits end up in costly situations because they couldn’t afford the ‘ounce of prevention’ of an attorney. Volunteering with VIP can help these organizations avoid these problems in the future.”
The Rewards of Volunteering
“For experienced practitioners, this is an easy way to help the communities we live and work in. It’s a one-hour commitment that makes a difference. All my VIP consultation clients appreciated gaining a better understanding of the system that governs them.
“In a year where we are all more isolated than usual, it has been a pleasure to have the opportunity to connect with people in the community who I might otherwise never have encountered.”
VIP thanks Leila for her commitment to helping our nonprofit clients. If you’d like to get involved in our one-hour virtual legal consultations for small businesses and nonprofits, email Evy Cruz, Nonprofit & Small Business Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.