Training Details

Thursday, August 16, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET

Foundation Center South
133 Peachtree Street NE
Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA


Win More Grants. Make a Bigger Difference.


Nonprofits cannot survive without the help of volunteers. But along with the welcome assistance comes additional risk – including possible injury either to volunteers or caused by volunteers. Rebecca Williams Shanlever, an attorney at Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP, will discuss the potential legal risks of working with volunteers, and then give practical advice about ways to minimize those risks.

Topics to be covered include:

• Volunteer Screening

• Background Checks

• Workplace Safety

• Volunteer Policies and Procedures

Speaker Biography:

Rebecca Shanlever litigates employment and business disputes and advises businesses from Fortune 500s to startups on a wide variety of employment issues. Clients rely on Rebecca for advice to avoid disputes and, when litigation does arise, to resolve or try the case effectively. Rebecca has extensive experience handling discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases through all stages of litigation, from informal settlements and mediations to motion practice and jury trials. She also litigates non-competition and trade secrets cases, including a win in one of the first decisions involving Georgia’s 2011 law on restrictive covenants. Rebecca drafts and negotiates employment contracts for both employers and executives, reaching agreement on complex compensation, equity, and non-competition terms. In addition to her litigation practice, Rebecca gives legal advice and counseling on day-to-day employment matters such as discipline, medical leave, and complaint investigation. Rebecca also provides anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training for all levels of employees. Rebecca has been recognized as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Employment Law by Georgia Trend magazine and as a “Georgia Super Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine.

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff
Marketing, communications, external affairs
Nonprofit startups
Program directors and staff