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Webcast: The Mobile Workforce Considerations for Employees Using Personal Devices

Posted on March 21, 2019

Do your employees text from their own smartphone for work? Do they work from home using their personal laptop? Many nonprofits today allow employees to work remotely, using their personal phones and laptops. This is a great tool for recruiting new talent and can even help minimize overhead. In this webcast, we will talk through what your organization needs to keep in mind if they have a mobile workforce. We explore questions such as:

– Can you access your organization’s documents on a former-employee’s personal laptop?
– What security measures should you and your employees implement on personal devices before accessing confidential client information?
– What is a “BYOD” Policy, and does your nonprofit need one?

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Webcast: Gift Acceptance Policies

Posted on February 28, 2019

Has anyone ever offered your organization a gift of stock, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, or other investments? Many organizations do not think about a policy for accepting such investments and a procedure for managing them until the offer is made and then urgency takes priority instead of a thoughtful plan. Some nonprofits also receive offers for the donation of real property including homes, empty lots, farms, and even office buildings. Having a policy, plan and process to handle such requests is important to protect the organization. Tune in to learn more about how to establish gift acceptance policies that work for small nonprofit organizations.

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Maintaining Your Tax Exempt Status When You Have Close Ties with a Separate For Profit

Posted on December 18, 2018

Many small nonprofits have close ties to separate for-profit corporations.

– Does a for-profit provide a lot of your 501(c)(3)’s support?
– Was your 501(c)(3) public charity started by a for-profit entity that does similar or connected work to your 501(c)(3)?
– Do you share clients or refer clients to one another?

These scenarios, plus others, may risk the 501(c)(3)’s public charity and tax-exempt status if not closely evaluated. During this webcast, our speaker will discuss these risks and how to manage them.

Speaker: Robyn Miller, Senior Tax/Corporate Counsel at Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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Webcast- Bottoms Up: Serving Alcohol at Your Nonprofit’s Event

Posted on December 18, 2018

Nonprofits rely on special events for a wide variety of reasons: as a fundraising source, to recognize volunteers and as an opportunity to celebrate your mission. These special events usually include serving alcohol, which means, you may even need to apply for a special events alcohol license! In this webcast, we will have an expert in the industry speak about special event alcohol licenses, including:

– In what circumstance would your nonprofit need to apply?
– How do fees and requirements vary depending on the city or county you are hosting your event?
– Once a nonprofit gets a license, how long is it good for?

Speaker: Taylor Harper of TFH Legal

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Webcast: Kinship Care – Who Will Save the Children?

Posted on November 28, 2018

This webcast is part of the Building Generational Wealth webcast series which helps nonprofits better serve their low-income clients.

Kinship Care is not a new concept. Having a relative help out with the children when someone is in need has been happening as long as there have been families. The struggles of modern life have made the care more crucial as the times have changed and we have moved to a more nuclear family model. But what happens when there is no nuclear family? Who takes care of the children and how? Atlanta Legal Aid has worked with relative caregivers for over twenty years to provide legal assistance and resources to assist in stabilizing families in crisis. With your help we can make sure that these families know that we are here and what services we can offer them. This webcast will provide a primer on custody law for non-lawyers, and discuss some of the issues that non-parents may face as they step in to take care of the children. We will provide the following:

– Overview of Kinship Care Project
– Discussion on Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Third Party Custody Actions
– Discussion on Juvenile Court Services
– Discussion on Public Benefits available to assist low-income caregivers
– Discussion on Adoption as an Option

The Building Generational Wealth webcast series is offered by the Generational Poverty Law Project, a partnership between Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and funded by The Junior League of Atlanta.

Speaker: Jacqueline L. Payne, Project Director, Kinship Care Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

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Webcast: Creating and Administering Effective Performance Improvement Plans

Posted on October 23, 2018

Are you struggling to figure out how to improve the work or behavior of an employee? A performance improvement plan (PIP) is a tool your nonprofit could use to give an employee with performance deficiencies the opportunity to succeed. In this webcast, we will discuss when a PIP should be considered, along with how to write and implement the plan.

Presenter: Christine Green, Stanton Law

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Business and Legal Considerations for Nonprofits Selecting Office Space

Posted on October 5, 2018

For nonprofits, as for all businesses, the location where you operate plays an important role in how your organization will function and whether it will thrive. When selecting a space and deciding whether to own or lease (and under what terms), it is all too easy to dive into a deal before fully considering your needs and possible risks. In this seminar, our speakers will cover a broad range of considerations that all nonprofits should keep in mind as they make real estate decisions, including:

* Aligning your real estate decisions to support your mission
* Business and legal considerations of renting versus owning
* The legal purchasing process
* Risks of ownership unique to 501(c)(3)s
* Key terms to watch out for in commercial leases

Presenter: Mack Heller of Eversheds Sutherland and James Pitt of Kellogg Partners

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Background Checks

Posted on October 1, 2018

Does your organization conduct criminal background checks on employees and volunteers? If so, you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In this webcast, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions for ensuring that your organization provides job applicants and volunteers with the disclosures and notices required by the law.

Presenters: Craig Bertschi, Kilpatrick Townsend

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Please click here for the Summary of Rights Under FCRA and the Sample Authorization and Disclosure Form

Food Donation Liability Protection

Posted on August 29, 2018

Everyday food may be wasted if potential donors fear liability. The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act protects donors and recipient agencies from liability when distributing donated foods. View this webcast to learn how you and your organization are protected by federal and state laws.

Specifically, the webcast will cover:

– Can your organization be sued if food you donated caused someone to get ill?
– How does the law apply to prepared foods (like applesauce, cooked veggies, etc.)?
– What type of food donations are protected under the law?
– Are there certain conditions for food packaging, content, and expiration date?

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How to Prepare and Run a Board Meeting

Posted on May 21, 2018

Nonprofits hold board meetings quarterly if not monthly. These meetings are required by the organization’s bylaws and at least yearly by law, but it’s hard to find training for Executive Directors, CEOs and Board Chairs regarding how to prepare for and run such meetings. More importantly, how does one make such meetings effective?

During this webcast, our speaker addresses the following:

  • How to prepare for board meetings
  • How to run board meetings
  • Documents associated with such meetings
  • How to keep board meetings focused and on track, and
  • Key follow up steps after a board meeting
  • Presenter: Robin Sangston, V.P. Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, COX Communications

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