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Posted on January 3, 2017

Because nonprofits enjoy a significant discount on application fees for outdoor festival and alcohol permits in Atlanta, some for-profit entities have asked nonprofits to apply for such permits on their behalf. This article lays out some of the risks nonprofits should consider before agreeing to file for a permit on a for-profit’s behalf.

Posted on September 28, 2012

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.

Posted on March 22, 2012

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

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Posted on December 7, 2011

Alcohol permit laws apply to nonprofit special events too! Here are some guidelines to get you started.

Posted on December 7, 2011

So a generous donor has given you cases of wine for your silent auction. Did you know that you need a permit?