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Posted on July 16, 2019

Does your nonprofit host auctions or galas as part of its fundraising efforts? Venue, caterer, silent auction items . . CHECK!

What about:

– Registering with your local sheriff to host that raffle?
– If you are serving alcohol, applying for a liquor license?
– Paying and collecting sales taxes on catering, ticket sales and auction items?

In this presentation, we will provide insight and updates to help you identify what you should do (or not do) to help your nonprofit remain in compliance.

Presenter: Mary Benton, Alston & Bird LLP

View the webcast here.


These educational materials are also mentioned in the webcast:

Webcast: Bottoms Up: Serving Alcohol at Your Nonprofit’s Event
Article: How to Hold a Legal Raffle in Georgia
Webcast: Fundraising and Sales Tax – What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know
Webcast: Thanking Donors- The Legal Way

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.

View the webcast here.

Posted on June 21, 2019

In everyday media, privacy is the buzz word. Organizations have been nervously busy for some time understanding which privacy rules apply to their businesses. Often more than one regulation applies. In 2018, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy regulations which are influencing data privacy rules and practices in the United States and internationally. California also has a new privacy law to consider. This article outlines some practical privacy compliance program considerations for smaller organizations.

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.

View the webcast here.

Posted on May 1, 2019

Nonprofits often overlook the importance of timely, properly and thoroughly investigating employee complaints, but a nonprofit’s effective response to a complaint may limit the organization’s liability in a lawsuit. Accordingly, nonprofit organizations must ensure that they have effective mechanisms in place to identify, investigate and resolve employee complaints. This article lays out best practices in investigating employee complaints

Posted on April 30, 2019

In the climate of #MeToo, how do you protect your organization from the significant costs associated with claims of harassment, discrimination or retaliation made by employees or former employees? Even if you have your employee handbook and waivers all in tip-top shape, and are clearly not at fault, an employee or former employee can file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or sue your organization! This is when EPLI can help out. Learn more about employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), what it covers, and why you may want to get coverage.

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Posted on March 29, 2019

If your nonprofit organization has 100 or more employees, or if it is a federal government prime contractor or first-tier subcontractor with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or a first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more, the organization is required to file an EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This article provides important information about upcoming new requirements for your EEO-1 report filing, including the reporting of pay data.

Posted on March 25, 2019

The Georgia Department of Revenue issued two notices on March 1, 2019 updating its previous policy bulletins regarding sales tax exemptions involving certain 501(c)(3) organizations. These notices update Policy Bulletins SUT-2017-04 (PDF) and SUT-2017-02 (PDF).

Posted on March 21, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed revisions to the overtime regulations that, if issued as final regulations, will increase the number of employees who are eligible for overtime pay. This article summarizes the proposed changes.

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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