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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 October 25, 2016

It’s your charity’s first project in a foreign country – the funds you worked so hard to raise will finally be used to help people in need overseas. You’ve already been approached by enthusiastic people to work in-country, eager to implement your first project. What could go wrong? Well, quite a bit if you aren’t careful. How do you prevent or minimize these risks while making your donors happy, giving your workers a fulfilling experience, and ultimately furthering your mission?

Don’t miss this informative webinar for an overview of:
– Identifying and managing the key risks for U.S. charities working overseas;
– Considerations for determining business form or working with a local partner;
– Labor and employment considerations;
– What laws you will have to comply with, both US and local; and
– Avoiding the pitfalls of cross-border transfers of money.

Presenter: Aaron Lewis, Habitat for Humanity

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Slides: International Issues Related to Moving Money

Posted on January 25, 2016

As all nonprofits that work with children know, these organizations have special issues and risk areas. Having in place good systems for risk management will benefit an organization’s reputation, and can also protect its finances. In this webcast, our speaker will discuss:
certain common risks for organizations working with children; and
best practices for handling those risk areas.

Presenter: Meghan Magruder, King & Spalding, LLP

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Posted on December 23, 2015

A subpoena is a legal document demanding that your nonprofit turn over documents or provide testimony in relation to a court proceeding. You can receive one even in a proceeding where your nonprofit is not a party, such as a request for client records in a domestic violence case. Subpoenas can cause distraction, and can raise difficult questions of protecting client confidentiality while still complying with the law. During this webcast, our speaker will educate you on responding to subpoenas, including:

• What a subpoena looks like;
• What it means when you receive one; and
• What steps to take when your nonprofit receives a subpoena.

Presenter: Chris Giovinazzo, BME

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Posted on August 12, 2015

Under Georgia law, certain individuals are required to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of disabled adults or elder persons. This article explains the reporting requirements, including what should be reported, who is required to report, and the procedures for reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Posted on March 25, 2015

Many nonprofits in Georgia, particularly those that work with vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, and victims of violence, do not permit weapons on their premises. In 2014, the laws of Georgia changed significantly to further limit one’s ability to restrict gun-carrying by licensed gun-holders. These changes may affect nonprofits that have such restrictions, particularly those that are located in government buildings or lease property from a municipality, county or the State of Georgia. This article describes the new set of rules regarding restrictions on gun-carrying as set forth in the Safe Carry Protection Act.

Posted on December 22, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards, covers most every employer in the United States, including nonprofits. Penalties for OSHA violations can be devastating to small employers. In this webcast, you will hear an overview of how OSHA works and what to do if OSHA knocks on your door, including:

• What types of entities are covered
• What are the most frequently cited standards
• What to do if OSHA shows up at your worksite
• Your rights as an employer if you receive a citation
• Hot topics in OSHA

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10am until 11am

Presenter: Carla Gunnin, Jackson Lewis

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Posted on July 17, 2014

This is part eight of an eight part webinar series that provides general legal information about operating a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. This Webinar covers the basics of identifying the risks involved in operating an nonprofit; and how to best address those risks in order to protect your organization, your clients, your board, your employees and your volunteers.

Presenter: Regina Hopkins, Esq., Assistant Director for Community Economic Development, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program

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Posted on December 18, 2013

Does your organization conduct criminal background checks on employees and volunteers? If so, you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In this webcast, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions for ensuring that your organization provides job applicants and volunteers with the disclosures and notices required by the law.

Presenters: Craig Bertschi, Kilpatrick Townsend

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Please click here for the Summary of Rights Under FCRA and the Sample Authorization and Disclosure Form

Posted on September 3, 2013

If you receive a subpoena, summons, writ of garnishment, notice of government investigation or similar document, seek legal counsel as quickly as possible. Whatever you do, do not ignore legal papers. The problem will not go away and will probably get worse. Read this important article for more information.