Georgia nonprofit organizations often hold special events, such as silent auctions, black-tie galas, golf tournaments, and festivals, to raise money for their organization. This article discusses some of the important legal issues that may arise when an organization organizes such fundraising events.
Small nonprofits raising money often accept credit, debit and pre-paid card (also known as payment card) payments online and in person. Nonprofits take these payments at silent auctions and other events, and almost all have DONATE NOW buttons on their websites. The way in which nonprofits accept and process these transactions can expose the nonprofits to potential liability. While trying to limit this exposure, nonprofits can’t forget about the charitable solicitation laws that apply to them.
During this one-hour webcast, our speakers will:
- Provide a general overview of the risks and liabilities of accepting credit, debit and pre-paid card payments;
- Describe the compliance requirements for accepting such payments;
- Discuss the differences between accepting payments directly versus using an online payment processor;
- Describe how a nonprofit can limit its exposure; and
- Provide an overview of the charitable solicitation issues in accepting online donations
Presenters: Sean Christy, Sutherland
Robyn Miller, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Please be advised that we experienced technical difficulties with video and sound during this webcast.
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