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Webcast: COVID 19 Navigating Changes for Employers in the Nonprofit Workplace

Posted on March 31, 2020

The way that business is being conducted in nonprofit workplaces is changing rapidly because of the global pandemic. In this webcast, Lori Shapiro, PBPA Employment Counsel, will discuss the evolving workplace, legal considerations that may influence employer actions and decisions, and existing and newly enacted laws, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that will affect the nonprofit workplace.

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Webcast: Pandemics, Fires, Floods and Other Disasters – How to prepare for them and how to deal with insurance companies and brokers in the aftermath

Posted on March 26, 2020

What if your facilities are required to be closed next week because of a novel virus? What if your offices are flooded next month? In this presentation, Jim Leonard will talk about how to prepare for potential natural disasters, and how to deal with insurance companies and brokers in the aftermath. Making decisions in the traumatic aftermath of such an event is tough, so be prepared by tuning in.

“I sure wasn’t ready to deal with a fire. Information like this can mitigate the shock, that will surely be felt. I wish I knew before the fire, what I know now, that’s for sure – just today I was thinking how I wish I had taken different actions, that if I had not been is such a state of shock, I could have been more effective. This webcast will be time well spent for anyone, I can speak to that!” – PBPA client

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Political Campaign Activities and Electioneering – What Can Your Nonprofit Do For This 2020 Election Year

Posted on February 27, 2020

501(c)(3)s are prohibited from engaging in political activity. Doing so can result in loss of tax-exemption. As the 2020 election year gets underway, it is important to understand what constitutes political activity and what doesn’t.

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Webcast: Georgia Lobbying Registration and Reporting Requirements for Nonprofits

Posted on February 27, 2020

Nonprofit §501(c)(3) organizations are permitted to engage in some lobbying activities, just not a substantial amount. Nonprofits that do engage in lobbying, like their for-profit peers, have significant obligations to register and report their lobbying activities in the State of Georgia. Rules vary depending on the level of state government or type of government entity the nonprofit is seeking to influence.

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Webcast: Ways to Lower Your Property Taxes – Homestead Exemptions & Tax Appeals

Posted on February 6, 2020

This webinar is an overview of the two tools homeowners have to try to manage their property taxes amid rising home values. Homestead exemptions are a valuable tool for reducing taxes on primary residences and who might be eligible is a little broader than whose name appears on the deed. We will talk about who might be eligible for exemptions and what exemptions might be out there for your clients. We will also touch on the appeal process and what to consider in preparing to appeal the value in the notice of assessment.

Presenters: Stacy Reynolds, Attorney, Senior Citizens Law Project and Cari Hipp, Attorney, Pro Bono Unit, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

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Webcast: Leasing 101: It Begins and Ends with a Lease

Posted on November 25, 2019

Does your organization help participants find housing and sign leases with landlords? Could your organization use a little bit of insight on what all those lease provisions mean? This webcast is intended to walk the listener through:

– Understanding standard lease provisions
– Once it is signed, following the terms of the lease.
– The lease entered into between tenant and landlord is an enforceable contract. If you would like to guide your participants as they take this big step, then tune in!

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Webcast: Three Habits of Highly Effective Board Members

Posted on September 20, 2019

PBPA Executive Director, Rachel Epps Spears discusses the good habits that make a successful board member. Learn to be an effective partner to the organization you care so much about and help avoid the pitfalls of financial mismanagement. This knowledge is more important than ever, especially considering recent closures of several well-established nonprofits in Atlanta.

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Webcast: Galas & Tournaments & Festivals, Oh My! Part II: Road Races, Golf Tournaments & Other Sporting Activities

Posted on September 9, 2019

Our Fundraising series is exploring the legal aspects of conducting various fundraising activities in the state of Georgia. In this session, our speaker will explain the things nonprofits need to consider when hosting sporting activities such as road races and golf tournaments in Georgia. She will cover topics including risk issues, income and sales tax, and licenses that may be needed.

Speaker: Melinda Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University

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Webcast: Avoiding Fraud And Cyber Risk From Inside and Outside Your Nonprofit

Posted on June 24, 2019

You have heard the stories: “Unsuspecting employee gives company bank information to hacker, Company loses millions!” As you read this, you think cybercrime and embezzlement would never happen within your nonprofit. Or could it? In this webcast, John & Anush talk about fraud and your nonprofit, including concerns such as:
• How to detect potential fraud.
• What to do if you suspect there is fraudulent behavior by an employee.
• What to do if you receive a suspicious email.
• Oh no, we were duped! What to do after the fraud has occurred.

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Webcast: Fundraising and Sales Tax – What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know

Posted on May 21, 2019

As a Georgia nonprofit: (a) do we pay sales tax on items we buy? (b) do we have to charge sales tax on items we sell? and (c) do we have to charge sales tax on fundraising activities including admissions to our galas, golf tournaments, and fun runs?

Much of the time, the answer is yes! Nonprofits in Georgia are not automatically exempt from sales tax.

During this presentation, our speakers will:

– Provide an overview of sales taxes and use taxes in Georgia;
– Explain how sales tax is collected and remitted in Georgia;
– Describe the structure of exemptions to sales tax and some limited exemptions; and
– Discuss whether sales tax must be collected when conducting various fundraising activities.

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