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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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    When is an Intern More Than Just an Intern?

    Posted on April 20, 2018

    A well-designed internship program can be a win-win for both the intern and the organization. Although unpaid internships at nonprofits are generally permissible, there is a risk that interns could be considered employees covered by federal minimum wage and overtime laws! Some new guidance from the Department of Labor can help nonprofits assess whether their internship program is properly structured.

    During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
    – How interns are different from employees and volunteers;
    – Based on these changes in the law, what new requirements are there for internship programs; and
    – What should your nonprofit consider as it sets up its interns?

    Presenter: Amy E. Jensen of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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    “…Your Huddled Masses Yearning”: An Update for Nonprofits Serving Undocumented Immigrants

    Posted on March 28, 2018

    There have been many news headlines about immigration, it’s hard to keep up! Nonprofits want to continue to fulfill their mission, but must also remain compliant with changing rules.

    During this webinar, our speakers help nonprofits understand:

      – Are there any limits on how nonprofits serve undocumented immigrants?
      – What, if any, legal risks are there in serving undocumented immigrants?
      – What should your organization should do if ICE comes to your door?

    Presenters: Caroline E. Magee of King & Spalding and Killa Marti of Solano Law Firm

    Please click here to view the webcast.

    Government Grants: How to Ensure Your Nonprofit is in Compliance

    Posted on February 22, 2018

    What nonprofit would not want a grant from a federal or state agency to help them accomplish their mission and to relieve some of the constant fundraising pressure that all nonprofits face? Grants are free money! But they do have strings attached. A children’s hospital misreported information on a federal grant application and had to pay $12.9 million to resolve the charges. Managers of a charter school faced charges and claims for grant fraud. Even Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has gotten stung with multimillion-dollar sanctions. Is your nonprofit poised to stay on the right side of obligations as a grant recipient?

    During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
    – What are grant recipients’ compliance obligations?
    – What are the systems nonprofits need in place to prevent non-compliance?
    – How do you “idiot proof” your organization from application prep to close out?
    – How training and monitoring can keep you out of prison and bankruptcy?
    – What does it mean to be a “Steward of Public Funds”?

    Presenter: Carl Gebo, President of Government Contractors Assistance and Resource Line

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    Slip and Fall: What Happens if Someone is Hurt at Your Facility

    Posted on February 21, 2018

    This webcast will provide an overview of “premises liability law” and outline the legal responsibilities of nonprofits operating facilities in Georgia, including offices, warehouses and program space. The webcast will also address common scenarios involving injuries that can happen at a facility and will provide useful insights about preserving information after an incident to reduce exposure and risk to the nonprofit.

    Presenter: Dan Kingsley of Swift Currie

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