How to Keep Your Fundraising Legal
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 10:00 am
Classroom | Atlanta, GA
Learn the legal requirements for nonprofit fundraising.
Presented in collaboration with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
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 from the IRS and the State of Georgia. Arm yourself with information to avoid problems down the road.
This workshop will briefly discuss the required 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
- Raffles and other gaming
- Galas and other events
- Robyn Miller, Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
- Mindy Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University
Robyn Miller is the staff attorney at Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta. Ms. Miller has more than 18 years of corporate and tax-exempt law experience, including six years at Ernst & Young working primarily in the nonprofit arena. While at Ernst & Young, she worked in the National Tax Exempt Organizations Group located in Washington, DC, and worked with large non-profit organizations nationwide. She also created tax exempt research and solution tools for Ernst & Young professionals to use in assisting their tax exempt clients. In addition, she has given speeches nationwide on a variety of tax-exempt-related issues. Ms. Miller is a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.
Mindy Simon is an associate general counsel focusing on taxation and corporate matters. Prior to joining Emory's Office of the General Counsel in August 2004, Mindy practiced as an attorney in the tax section of an Atlanta law firm, where she specialized in general federal taxation and the representation of tax-exempt organizations. Mindy received her B.A. from Rhodes College in 1993 and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 1999, where she served as a research editor on the Tennessee Law Review.
Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling (404) 880-0095. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.
Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0095.