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Global Employment Compass

The Global Employment Compass aims to strengthen the resilience and autonomy of nonprofit organizations by providing an easily accessible and user-friendly guide on employment laws in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.

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Banking Guide

Information on specific aspects of opening and operating organizational bank accounts for not-for-profit entities in various jurisdictions. This is a joint project with ECNL and PILnet.

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Руководство для некоммерческих организаций по открытию банковских счетов в Европе

Информация об особенностях открытия и ведения банковских счетов для некоммерческих организаций в различных юрисдикциях. Это совместный проект с ECNL и PILnet

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Global Nonprofits Guide

A free tool for navigating the nonprofit laws around the world. This is a joint project by ECNL, DLA Piper, and PILnet.

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Russia Sanctions: Compliance Guidance

Legal research to help NGOs understand how the sanctions regime might impact them and understand how some of these risks could be managed.

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Provision of Legal Aid for those Forcibly Displaced in Asia

A series of memos addressing the availability of legal aid to refugees in eleven Asian jurisdictions.

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**PILnet and its partners are not liable towards third parties for the accuracy of the information contained in the resources above, recognizing that CSO laws change and interpretations of local law vary. These resources cannot be considered as legal advice, only information for interested parties.**

Ukraine Resources

For resources for those fleeing Ukraine, visit our page Pro Bono During Crises.