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Posted on March 25, 2021

In this episode of the PBPA Podcast, Curtis Romig shares his strategies for minimizing and managing vendor disputes. For each step of the vendor relationship, our guest shares his practical tips to keep your potential disputes to a minimum and reduce the risk of litigation.

Episode 13 Transcript – Strategies to Minimize and Manage Vendor Disputes

Posted on February 26, 2021

A volunteer manual is considered to be an essential policy for a healthy nonprofit.  Have you ever wondered if you could just share your employee handbook as a guide for your volunteers?  In this episode of the PBPA Podcast, our guest talks to us about why your organization should use a manual specific to volunteers.  She discusses how a volunteer manual is different from an employee handbook, why you should not download a volunteer manual from the internet, and tips on how a nonprofit can share its manual with volunteers.

Episode 12 Transcript – Volunteer Manuals – Cant I Just Use My Employee Handbook

Posted on January 28, 2021

Join us in a conversation with PBPA’s Executive Director, Rachel Spears, as she talks to us about the key legal trends for Georgia nonprofits in the coming year.  From the Paycheck Protection Program to Employee Retention Credits to Georgia state legislation, this episode of the PBPA Podcast provides an overview of the 2021 legal outlook for nonprofits.


Episode 11 Transcript – 2021 Nonprofit Outlook

Please see the list below, or the attached transcript, for a list of additional resources that Rachel mentions during this episode.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Can or Should You Mandate Them For Your Employees?

Leasing: Webcast: COVID-19 Lease Issues – Considerations and Practical Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

Virtual Workforce: A Year-End Update on COVID-19 and Employment Concerns for Your Nonprofit

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

COVID Liability Sign: Do This One Thing To Take Advantage of Potential COVID Immunity

Paycheck Protection Program:  Paycheck Protection Program Resource List

Employee Retention Credit: “COVID Relief” at the End of 2020: What Small Community-Based Nonprofits Need to Know

Posted on December 21, 2020

“Comp Time” is a popular practice among some nonprofit employers.  An employee who works extra hours gets paid time off instead of overtime pay.  In this episode of the PBPA podcast, Marquetta Bryan speaks to us about the practices of “comp time” as well as “flex time.”  If your nonprofit provides comp time options to employees, either regularly or just occasionally, then you definitely need to listen to this episode with important information about the use of comp time by nonprofits in Georgia.

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Episode 10 Transcript – Is Comp Time a Legal Practice in Georgia

Posted on November 19, 2020

This year, perhaps more than ever, you want to acknowledge donors for their contributions. In this episode of the PBPA podcast, we will be talking about thanking donors and written acknowledgements. When should a “thank you” to donors be sent? What are the specific legal requirements of the acknowledgement? During this podcast, our guest Robyn Miller answers these questions and more.

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Episode 9 Transcript – What to Include in Thank you to Donors

Posted on September 30, 2020

You sign them all the time, for your child’s field trip or when you rent some roller skates. What does a waiver, or release of liability, really mean? And what protection can it provide your organization from COVID-related liability? In this podcast, our guest, Larry Kunin, speaks with us about when and why a nonprofit might need to have a release of liability signed. Larry also answers some common logistical questions, including how long you need to hold onto a signed release and contactless waiver signing. Guest: Larry Kunin, Partner at Morris Manning & Martin

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Posted on September 1, 2020

Many nonprofits are faced with new challenges in this COVID era. Some nonprofits have pivoted to expand programming to assist existing clients during COVID-19. And some nonprofits have expanded their scope to address the heightened awareness around social injustices. In this episode of the PBPA podcast, nonprofit consultant Dolph Goldenburg and PBPA Senior Tax and Corporate Counsel Robyn Miller share legal and logistical insight on how to expand your nonprofit’s mission, while avoiding mission creep.

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Posted on August 13, 2020

Last Spring, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) created new provisions for childcare leave. 5 months later, with schools opening up virtually and in-person, employers may once again be wondering how FFCRA leave might apply to their employees. In this episode of the PBPA Podcast, Todd Stanton answers our questions about FFCRA childcare leave & school re-openings.

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Posted on July 30, 2020

Many nonprofits find themselves teleworking, now and for the foreseeable future. Just because your workforce is out of sight does not mean they are out of mind. In this podcast, Val Rusk shares legal and practical insight on managing a remote workforce.

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Posted on July 27, 2020

Do you have to let an employee go? Even the best managers eventually find themselves in this position, and preparation is key. Join us in a conversation with Lori Shapiro, PBPA’s Employment Counsel, as she walks us through an employee termination meeting.

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Click here for the Georgia Separation Notice Required for Any Separation from Employment mentioned in the podcast.