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Social Enterprise for 501(c)(3) Organizations at the Central Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
In-person | Atlanta, GA

The new buzz word in the nonprofit §501(c)(3) sector seems to be “self-sustaining”. Boards, foundations, and other stakeholders are asking how nonprofit §501(c)(3)s can generate income and become self-sustaining. This presentation will help nonprofits understand the some of the legal issues with selling goods or services and options for doing so without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. During this presentation the speakers will discuss:

  • A brief overview of legal structures for conducting social enterprise
  • The tax issues §501(c)(3) nonprofits need to manage as they consider social enterprise activities
  • Creative ways for §501(c)(3) nonprofits to engage in social enterprise/income generating activities
  • The Giving Kitchen and Staplehouse – an example of a successful social enterprise by a §501(c)(3) nonprofit

Presented by Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Speakers: Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta & Stephanie Galer, Executive Director, The Giving Kitchen

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Robyn Miller has more than 20 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, D.C. 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 a part time staff attorney for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, 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, works to educate lawyers and clients on non-profit legal issues, and recruits volunteer attorneys, with a focus on recruiting in-house lawyers.

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Stephanie Galer became Executive Director of The Giving Kitchen after serving as the Executive Director of Atlanta Event Group, a firm focused on supporting Atlanta non-profits with their fundraising and events. Stephanie founded the organization and over eight years served a broad range of clients including the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, the Link Counseling Center, Alliance Theatre, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Performs, and United Arts of Cobb.

In addition to her experience with fundraising, Stephanie has a long background in theatre management having held positions at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff and Horizon Theatre and serving as a consultant to many Atlanta arts organizations. Before starting her own fundraising firm, Stephanie coordinated the day-to-day operations of a successful capital markets investment sales team at Cushman & Wakefield. Stephanie is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and proudly serves as a Community Coach for the Neighborhood Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.


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