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Posted on November 19, 2020

As a Georgia nonprofit, are you supposed to: (a) pay sales tax on items you buy? (b) charge sales tax on items you sell? (c) charge sales tax on fundraising activities including admissions to our galas, golf tournaments, and fun runs or (d) all of the above? Much of the time, the answer is (d) all of the above!

In July, the Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) answered the question above in a comprehensive bulletin on how and when sales and use tax applies to nonprofit fundraising activities. During this presentation, our speakers will review the new bulletin from the DOR and:

  • 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.

Speakers: Richard Litwin, Litwin Law and Robyn Miller, Senior Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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Posted on October 23, 2020

Few workplace issues are more frustrating than employees who are failing to perform, mistreating others, or raising unsubstantiated concerns. While there is no vaccine for problem employees, there are appropriate (and inappropriate) treatments. In this webcast, presenters discuss common “problem employee” scenarios and best practices for difficult situations, including:

• What to investigate, document, and communicate;
• When to focus on legal considerations, and when not to; and
• How to navigate “no win” situations.

Presenter: Ted Solley, Partner at Moser Law, & Justine Cowan, PBPA Counsel

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Posted on October 7, 2020

Join PBPA staff attorneys in a virtual webinar as they offer their perspectives on legal issues around COVID-19 and nonprofits. During this one-hour webinar, the speakers will draw from their diverse experience in counseling Georgia nonprofit clients during these unprecedented times, covering topics like employment, contracts, leases and board governance.

Additional Links:
PBPA COVID-19 Resource Page
Do This One Thing To Take Advantage of Potential COVID Immunity
Corporate Governance During a Pandemic

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Posted on September 29, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has created various lease issues for nonprofits, both as landlords and tenants. An analysis of these issues requires particular attention to the express terms of the lease and the facts of the leasing relationship. During this presentation, we will look at COVID-19 leasing issues including:

• What to look for in your existing lease.
• What happens if your landlord goes out of business?
• What options does a nonprofit landlord have if their residential tenants are no longer paying rent?

We will also share practical legal considerations for lease agreements moving forward in an environment that is quickly evolving and filled with unknowns.

Speaker: Parker Stephens, Associate at Morris Manning & Martin

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Posted on September 8, 2020

The Supreme Court recently provided clarification on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and nonbinary employee rights in the decision Bostock v. Clayton County. How does that decision affect the workplace practices and policies of your nonprofit? In this webcast, our speaker will with talk about:
• What rights are recognized for LGBTQ+ employees after the Supreme Court’s decision
• How your organizational policies and forms should be updated
• Considerations for religious organizations
Presenter: Emma Bellamy

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Posted on August 5, 2020

If your organization is subject to HIPAA, there are very stringent laws that dictate how your nonprofit must handle medical records. Even if your nonprofit is not subject to HIPAA, there are several obligations around handling medical records. In this webcast, our speaker will talk about:

  • Medical records & COVID-19
  • Confidentiality requirements
  • How to handle requests for medical information
  • Speaker: Zeke Van Keuren, Southern Health Lawyers

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    Posted on June 29, 2020

    Your organization’s revenue is down, workforce is changing, and facilities are underutilized. What can a nonprofit do? What MUST it do? As your organization considers its options as an entity and a steward, there are several possibilities out there. In this 3-part webcast series, our speakers will:

  • identify the questions your nonprofit should ask during these difficult times
  • provide guidance for your organization on partnership options and processes
  • share information on how so set yourself up in the best position if closure is unavoidable
  • review the steps involved in closing a nonprofit in Georgia
  • consider potential issues around short-term “soft closings”
  • Speaker: Robyn Miller, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

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    Posted on June 17, 2020

    Community Leaders, Nonprofit Staff, and Cooperative Extension Agents: Estate planning is your go-to protection against blighted homes, land loss, and generational poverty in the communities you serve. With proper estate planning, your constituents can prevent the creation of heirs property, an unstable form of landownership that limits a family’s ability to make home improvements, manage farm and timber land, and build generational wealth typically leveraged through USDA and bank financing, nonprofit home-repair programs, disaster relief, and business development.

    Enhance your financial literacy offerings, ensure your philanthropic investments last, and serve your community better by understanding estate planning. During this webinar, our speakers will help Community Leaders, Nonprofit Staff, and Cooperative Extension Agents understand estate planning basics:

    What estate planning includes;

  • How to talk about estate planning with communities and clients
  • What happens when you die with a will versus without a will
  • How estate planning can prevent heirs property
  • What decisions need to be made before meeting with an attorney and
  • How estate planning impacts Community, Nonprofit, and Cooperative Extension organizations’ goals.
  • Speakers: Gentry E. Mander, J.D. & Skipper StipeMaas, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

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    Posted on June 11, 2020

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy: Part 2 of the Options for your Nonprofit in these Tough Economic Times Series

    Your organization’s revenue is down, workforce is changing, and facilities are underutilized. What can a nonprofit do? What MUST it do? As your organization considers its options as an entity and a steward, there are several possibilities out there. In this 3-part webcast series, our speakers will:

  • identify the questions your nonprofit should ask during these difficult times
  • provide guidance for your organization on partnership options and processes
  • share information on how so set yourself up in the best position if closure is unavoidable
  • review the steps involved in closing a nonprofit in Georgia
  • consider potential issues around short-term “soft closings”
  • Speakers: John Mills, Taylor English

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    Posted on May 21, 2020

    Your organization’s revenue is down, workforce is changing, and facilities are underutilized. What can a nonprofit do? What MUST it do? As your organization considers its options as an entity and a steward, there are several possibilities out there. In this 3-part webcast series, our speakers will:

  • identify the questions your nonprofit should ask during these difficult times,
  • provide guidance for your organization on partnership options and processes,
  • share information on how so set yourself up in the best position if closure is unavoidable,
  • review the steps involved in closing a nonprofit in Georgia; and

    consider potential issues around short-term “soft closings”.

  • Speakers: Brian Galison, Nelson Mullins & Erik Speakman, Speakman Management

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