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Part 2 of 3 Part Series on Legal Aspects of Fundraising: Fundraising Models

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Atlanta, GA

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.


During this one and a half hour 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).

Presented by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta


Melinda “Mindy” Simon

Associate General Counsel, Emory University

Mindy Simon is an associate general counsel at Emory University, where she focuses on tax, corporate governance and international issues. 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.


Robyn M. Miller

Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta


Robyn has more than 25 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.

As the part-time Corporate/Tax Counsel for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, for the past seven and a half years, Robyn provides direct legal services to non-profit organizations as well as serves as a resource to Pro Bono Partnership’s volunteer attorneys and non-profit clients. She also coordinates our Nonprofit Legal Check Up, Day of Service, works to educate lawyers and clients on non-profit legal issues, and recruits volunteer attorneys, with a focus on recruiting in-house lawyers.

Robyn is a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.


133 Peachtree St NE, Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303

Training Event Calendar

Space is limited. Register online with the form below or by calling (404) 880-0094. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Upon arrival, you will be required to present your ID to obtain a visitor pass. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or business card. Please plan to arrive early and stop at the Visitor Services desk in the main lobby to obtain a visitor pass.

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) 880-0094.