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Posted on September 7, 2017

Nonprofits can offer robust benefits packages to attract and retain employees. During this webinar, our speaker will provide an overview of the following types of employee benefits that nonprofits can offer, along with a discussion of the regulatory requirements and the pros and cons of each type of benefit:

– Tax-qualified retirement benefits;
Executive compensation; and
Health and welfare benefits

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:00 am until 11:00 am

Presenter: Constance Brewster of Troutman Sanders

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After the webcast, please complete the survey by clicking here.

Posted on September 7, 2017

Nonprofits commonly enter into agreements with sponsors, vendors, and even fellow nonprofits. Most of the time everything goes off without a hitch. However, do you know how to protect your nonprofit in the event that something doesn’t go as planned?

During this 1.5 hour live presentation, our speakers help nonprofits understand:

Why have a formal written agreement?
What should be included in a contract?
How can a contract be terminated?
What is an indemnification clause?
How can nonprofits establish a contacting process?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
**Please Note the Change in Start Time**

The Foundation Center (next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station)

Presenter: Linda Seal and Stacey Keegan of The Home Depot

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Posted on July 6, 2017

In twelve years of advising nonprofits as Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Rachel Epps Spears has received many calls from panicked nonprofit executives who just received a scary letter from the IRS, the Department of Labor, a plaintiff’s attorney or a disgruntled employee. Rachel knows how nonprofits get into trouble, and she will use that knowledge to help your organization stay out of trouble.

Topics included in this class are:

The ten questions you should ask in order to identify unknown legal risks to the organization
How to address those risks in order to better protect your nonprofit

Thursday, July 27, 2017
10:30 am until 12:00 noon

The Foundation Center (next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station)

Presenter: Rachel Spears, Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

To Register, Please Click Here.

Posted on July 6, 2017

Nonprofits can have an obligation to respond to garnishment actions related to the wages they pay employees. These obligations can vary by county in Georgia, and failing to respond can lead to the organization incurring expense and potentially being responsible for the debts of an employee.

During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
· What is garnishment?
· What happens when my employee’s wages are subject to garnishment?
· What do I have to do when my nonprofit receives garnishment paperwork?
· What can happen if I fail to respond to garnishment paperwork?
· What can I do to fix a problem caused by not responding to a garnishment?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
10:00 am until 11:00 am

Presenter: Chad Adams of Davis Adams, LLC

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Posted on May 8, 2017

Webcast: Workers Compensation Update
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00 am until 12:00 noon
Presenter: Michael E. Memberg, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Workshop: Risk Management
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am until 12 noon
Speaker: Kristine Morain, General Counsel Boys and Girls Club of America

Posted on May 8, 2017

Nonprofits enter into contracts every day. Contracts come in many forms and formats. This video-conference will review the basics of the terms of a contract and the purposes they serve, and will focus on certain types of contracts that nonprofits commonly enter into as part of their ongoing operations.

The speakers will discuss:
– Reading the Fine Print: What’s in a Contract, and Why?
– Collaboration, Service and Vendor Agreements
– Foundation Grants and Volunteer Agreements

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
1:00pm until 3:30pm

Location: This webinar will be broadcast live from New York to DLA Piper
1201 West Peachtree Street
Suite 2800
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

You must register for this event by May 10th! Please click here for more information and to register.

Posted on May 8, 2017

Reporting suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable populations (like children and the elderly) is not something your nonprofit may spend time preparing for—until faced with a potentially life threatening situation where the responsibility to act is immediate.

During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand:
– Who is a mandatory reporter?
– What must be reported and to whom?
– When must reports be made?
– What is the potential liability for non-compliance?
– What are the protections for reporters?
– What are some common pitfalls for mandatory reporters?
– What type of documentation and policies should you have?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
10:00am until 11:00am

Presenter: Suzann Wilcox, Nelson Mullins

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Posted on May 8, 2017

Nonprofits face many of the same risks that business entities must manage and other risks that are unique to them. Charitable immunity and volunteer protection laws are not enough to protect your organization from financial, reputational, and mission harm. Join us for a look at sources of risk, ways to assess and prioritize threats, strategies to avoid or contain risk, and lots of take-home resources to help your organization expect the unexpected.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10:30 am until 12:00 noon
The Foundation Center
(next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station)

Presenter: Cara Mitchell-Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP

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Posted on April 12, 2017

Workshop: Risk Management
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:20 am until 12 noon
Speaker: Cara Mitchell-Whelchel, Dunlap Jarrad & Walker LLP

Webcast: Protecting Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:30 until 12:00 noon
Presenter: Suzann Wilcox, Nelson Mullins

Posted on April 12, 2017

In the current economy, nonprofit organizations are looking for creative ways to raise money. But nonprofits should be aware of the many legal requirements that govern fundraising, both the IRS and the State of Georgia. Arm yourself with information to avoid problems down the road.

During this workshop, our speakers will help representatives from nonprofits understand:
– The required fundraising “paperwork” (including charitable solicitation registration;
– The tax considerations of fundraising (including unrelated business income and sales tax); and
– A variety of specific fundraising models (including cause marketing, licensing intellectual property, sponsorships, raffles and other gaming, and special events).

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 until 12:00 noon

The Foundation Center (next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station)

Presenters: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University

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