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Webcast: 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?


Webcast: 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

    View the webcast here.

    Webcast: 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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    Webcast: “…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.

    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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    Webcast: 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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    Webcast: Georgia Sales Tax and 501(c)(3)s

    Posted on December 21, 2017

    As a Georgia nonprofit, do we pay sales tax on items we buy and do we have to charge sales tax on items we sell? Much of the time, the answer is Yes! Nonprofits in Georgia are not automatically exempt from sales tax.

    During this webcast, 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;
    – Describe items for which nonprofits must collect and remit sales tax; and
    – Explain some of the limited exemptions to sales tax for nonprofits

    Presenters: Mace Gunter, Delta Air Lines and Robyn Miller, PBPA Corporate/Tax Counsel

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    Webcast: Thanking Donors- The Legal Way

    Posted on December 7, 2017

    Of course, as a Georgia nonprofit 501(c)(3), you want to thank your donors for their generous donations, but did you know there are federal law requirements about how to acknowledge donations? If it’s not done the correct way, there can be fines for the nonprofit and the donor may not be able to take the tax deduction.

    During this webcast, the speaker will:
    – Define charitable contributions,
    – Discuss the federal requirements for acknowledging donations including large cash donations, donations where items are given to the donor in return, in-kind donations, donated services and donated space, and
    – Explain the proper form and format for acknowledgements including what must be disclosed.

    Speaker: Robyn Miller, Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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    Webcast: Taking Care of FLSA Business & Working Overtime: Avoiding Wage & Hour Pitfalls for Nonprofits

    Posted on November 17, 2017

    Just like other employers, the FLSA’s overtime and wage payment requirements often trip up nonprofits. For instance, do you think you don’t have to pay overtime because your employees are salaried? You may need to think again.
    During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
    – Who qualifies for an exemption from the FLSA’s overtime requirements;
    – Lunches? Travel? Coffee Breaks… What counts as hours worked;
    – How to calculate overtime if it must be paid; and
    – How to protect your organization from wage and hour liability.

    Click here to view the webcast.

    Presenter: Corey Goerdt, Fisher and Phillips

    Webcast: Open Records and Open Meetings

    Posted on October 30, 2017

    Under Georgia law, government agencies and even some nonprofits are required to make certain meetings and records open to the public. Georgia’s Open Records Act and Open Meetings Act provide broad public access to such records and meetings.

    During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:

      – When a nonprofit is required to comply with Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Acts;
      – What constitutes an open record and an open meeting; and
      – How to comply with Georgia’s Open Records and Open Meetings Acts

    Presenter: Marquetta Bryan of Nelson Mullins

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