Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in May

Posted on April 12, 2017

Workshop: Risk Management
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am until 12 noon
Speaker: Cara Mitchell-Whelchel, Dunlap Jarrad & Walker LLP

Webcast: Protecting Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:30 until 12:00 noon
Presenter: Suzann Wilcox, Nelson Mullins

Free Workshop: Fundraising 102: Fundraising Models

Posted on April 12, 2017

In the current economy, nonprofit organizations are looking for creative ways to raise money. But nonprofits should be aware of the many legal requirements that govern fundraising, both the IRS and the State of Georgia. Arm yourself with information to avoid problems down the road.

During this workshop, our speakers will help representatives from nonprofits understand:
– The required fundraising “paperwork” (including charitable solicitation registration;
– The tax considerations of fundraising (including unrelated business income and sales tax); and
– A variety of specific fundraising models (including cause marketing, licensing intellectual property, sponsorships, raffles and other gaming, and special events).

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 until 12:00 noon

The Foundation Center (next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station)

Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University

To Register, Please Click Here.

Upcoming Events for April

Posted on March 14, 2017

Webcast: Government Contracts
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00am
Presenter: Trinh H. Huynh, Attorney, UPS

Workshop: Fundraising 102: Fundraising Models
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30 until 12:00 noon
Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, PBPA and Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University
Location: Foundation Center

Free Webcast – Gambling for Nonprofits

Posted on March 14, 2017

Nonprofits often host fundraisers in which activities like raffles and bingo are used to raise funds. They need to be aware of the federal and state regulations governing these activities.

During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand how federal and Georgia laws impact a nonprofit’s ability to fundraise using gambling, such as raffles or bingo.

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Speaker: Jennifer Bumbalough, Attorney, American Cancer Society

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After the Webcast, please complete the survey by clicking here.

Free Workshop – Fundraising 101: Registering to Solicit + Acknowledging and Substantiating Donations

Posted on March 14, 2017

Nonprofits have significant obligations, under both federal and state law, when fundraising. These rules can be traps for the unwary. During this one and a half hour workshop, our speakers will help representatives from nonprofits understand:
– Which nonprofits need to register to solicit donations and in which states.
– How websites, emails and other social media impact the need for nonprofits to register in various states.
– How to create a simple system to acknowledge donations.
– What paperwork should be kept to verify donation acknowledgments.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:30 until 12:00 noon

The Foundation Center

Presenters:
Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University

To Register, Please Click Here.

Upcoming Events

Posted on February 3, 2017

Webcast: Gaming Law in Georgia
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00am
Presenter: Amy Andrews

Workshop: Fundraising 101
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:30 until 12:00 noon
Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, PBPA and Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University
Location: Foundation Center

Free Webcast – Charging Fees for Services: What Charitable 501(c)(3)s Can and Can’t Do

Posted on February 3, 2017

When you applied for 501(c)(3) status for your organization, you had to tell the IRS what charitable services you were going to provide, whom you would serve and whether you planned to charge fees (which had to be reasonable). The IRS granted 501(c)(3) status to your organization based on that information. Now in the age of buzz words like “self-sustaining” and “diversification of income”, there are voices encouraging charities to act more like businesses and expand their income-generating activities. What if your organization now wants to generate income by providing the same services but to a different group of people? Or by providing slightly different services? And how do you determine whether your fees are reasonable? During this webcast, we will explore how charitable 501(c)(3)s can charge fees for services while remaining charitable.

The speaker has offered to take questions in advance. If you have general questions about paying for services, please submit them to Christy Crawford, christy.crawford@pbpatl.org

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Speaker: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Please click on the link below to view the webcast live on February 22, 2017.

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Free Workshop – Worker Classifications: Which Are Employees and Why It Matters?

Posted on February 3, 2017

You have countless people who work with, for, and on behalf of your organization in any given year. Of those workers, which are employees? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the basics of what makes an employee an employee, as well as how employees are classified (exempt/non-exempt vs. hourly/salaried). Additionally, we’ll cover a broad overview of how employees differ from independent contractors, interns, and volunteers, and we’ll discuss why the Department of Labor and others are so interested in how you classify your workers. You’ll learn that classifying workers isn’t as easy as simply applying a label. After all, “what’s in a name?”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:30 until 12:00 noon

The Foundation Center

Presenter: Bryan Stillwagon, Attorney, Labor and Employment Department, Sherman and Howard

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Free Workshop – Social Enterprise and 501(c)(3) Organizations

Posted on February 3, 2017

The new buzz word in the nonprofit §501(c)(3) sector seems to be “self-sustaining”. Boards, foundations, and other stakeholders are asking how nonprofit §501(c)(3)s can generate income and become self-sustaining. This presentation will help nonprofits understand the some of the legal issues with selling goods or services and options for doing so without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. During this presentation the speakers will discuss:

• A brief overview of legal structures for conducting social enterprise;
• The tax issues §501(c)(3) nonprofits need to manage as they consider social enterprise activities;
• Creative ways for §501(c)(3) nonprofits to engage in social enterprise/income generating activities; and
• The Giving Kitchen and Staplehouse – an example of a successful social enterprise by a §501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
10:30 until 12:00 noon

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
AFPLS Central Library – 2nd Floor Meeting Room
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303​

Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Stephanie Galer, Executive Director, The Giving Kitchen

To Register, Please Click Here.

February Upcoming Events

Posted on January 11, 2017

Workshop: What Charitable 501(c)(3)s Can and Can’t Do
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:30 until 12:00 noon
Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, PBPA and Stephanie Gaier,
Executive Director, The Giving Kitchen
Location: Atlanta Public Library

Workshop: General Classification Issues (Independent Contractor vs. Employee, Exempt vs. Non-Exempt)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:30am until 12:00 noon
Presenter: Bryan Stillwagon, Sherman and Howard

Webcast: Georgia Sales Tax Basics for Nonprofits
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00am
Presenter: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel