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Posted on November 17, 2016

Nonprofit organizations frequently accept credit cards for donations and/or sales, either directly or through third parties. This webcast will provide guidance regarding the regulations with which you are required to comply in accepting such cards. The speaker will provide an overview of:
– the various participants in the credit card networks and processes;
– the Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) data security standards for merchants accepting credit cards; and
– guidance regarding how to minimize liability as a merchant.

Speakers: Sean Christy, Bryan Cave and Tim Carlton, Bryan Cave

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Slides: Best Practices in Accepting Credit Card Payments

Posted on July 21, 2016

So many emails, so little time. If you’ve ever wanted to solicit donations or invite donors to your next fundraiser with a simple email, this is the session for you. Advertising laws, such as the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM), govern how businesses, even nonprofits, use email marketing.

During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll consider:

• Who can you email, and do you have to permit them to unsubscribe from your mailing list?
• Key aspects of the law and how it applies to your communications plan.
• How can you ensure your organization stays compliant?

Speaker: Heather Howdeshell, Delta Airlines

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Posted on March 21, 2016

Nonprofit organizations collect, store, and use personal information from members, donors, employees, volunteers, business associates, and the constituents they serve. This webinar will address data privacy risks, obligations, and best practices, focusing on electronic data, but applicable also to “paper” records. We will discuss:

• prudent information governance;
• data breach and incident response; and
• risk mitigation and “cyberliability” insurance.

Presenter: Candice DeCaire, Kilpatrick Townsend

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Posted on September 15, 2015

Data security and data breaches seem to be in the news constantly. While most of the press tends to go to mega data breaches involving millions of potentially affected individuals, data breaches can—and do—occur at organizations of all types and sizes. Nonprofits, including small nonprofits, almost certainly have personal information about donors, employees, volunteers and clients that needs to be secured. This article identifies ten steps that a nonprofit can take to help protect the personal information it holds.

Posted on June 17, 2015

Social media is an invaluable tool that helps you connect with donors, clients, volunteers and stakeholders in a personal way. These platforms give you new and exciting ways to tell your story, but sometimes that story gets hijacked by negative comments. These public controversies can threaten your credibility, your reputation and your funding. This live webcast covers how to prepare for negative engagement, how to address it in the event of a crisis, and how and when to take legal action.

During this 30 minute webcast, our speakers will help nonprofits understand:
• What to do before a crisis happens
• How to approach negativity from a public relations perspective
• Response strategies
• Legal remedies

Presenters: Ashley Harp, Jackson Spalding, and Sam Casey, Sutherland

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Posted on April 24, 2014

Nonprofit organizations use technology to streamline otherwise time consuming paper and pen processes. Electronic signatures offer one such opportunity to simplify agreements with your beneficiaries, volunteers, staff, and other third parties. This article helps guide you in determining whether to adopt the use of electronic signatures at your nonprofit.

Posted on February 14, 2014

Do you collect information from children under the age of 13 on your website? If so, you need to be familiar with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which restricts online data collection from children under 13. Recently, the FTC revised and expanded COPPA. During this webinar our speaker will highlight the basics of COPPA and the new changes, as well. This will include:

• Basic policies and protections for children under the age of 13.
• The expanded definition of “personal information” and when parental consent will be required for collecting information.
• New policies regarding online chat rooms or message boards.
• Application of COPPA’s new rules related to social media.
• Streamlining privacy notices included in parental consent notices and privacy policies.

Presenter: Pam Lina, Turner

Posted on January 17, 2014

Electronic signatures can help get your organization’s business done easier and faster. By having participants and volunteers sign liability releases and other agreements online, you can reduce paperwork, shorten contract exchange times, and ease your document retention burdens. But electronic signatures also present special concerns and issues that, while they can be overcome, you should be mindful of. We’ll walk through the issues, discuss online release and digitally signed contracts, and present some best practices.

Presenter: Creighton Frommer

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Posted on November 14, 2012

As a nonprofit, your organization may have access to a lot of information about a lot of different people, including clients, volunteers, employees and donors. Information is necessary to enable your organization to better serve your clients, manage your volunteers and employees, and communicate with your donors. But mismanagement of information can have legal consequences or, worse yet, damage your reputation in the community.
This webcast will answer the following questions:

• What are the basic privacy and data security legal and regulatory requirements every nonprofit should know?
• How can your organization collect, use, share, and dispose of personal information without getting into trouble?
• What happens if the personal information you collect is lost or stolen?
• What are some privacy and data security best practices that you can implement today?

Presenter: Stacey Keegan, Home Depot

Posted on June 15, 2012

After a frustrating day at work, an employee comes home, logs onto Facebook, and posts on her wall that she hates her boss, her co-workers are incompetent, she doesn’t get paid enough, and she works too many hours. When her boss learns about the posting, the employee is fired. Under federal labor laws, this firing might be illegal.

With the use of social media on the rise, employers are facing the difficult decision of what to do when employees discuss work-related issues on social media. This is especially a concern for nonprofits, which rely on public image and trust to remain sustainable. In each situation, employers must react carefully so as to not tread on employees’ rights under federal law. This new article on our website discusses recent actions by the National Labor Relations Board concerning discipline or termination of employees for social media postings and suggests best practices for employers to avoid problems.