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Legal Issues in Volunteer Involvement: Maximizing the Benefits, Minimizing the Risks (Webinar)

Most nonprofit organizations involve volunteers in governance, fundraising, and many forms of direct service delivery. Volunteers can offer many benefits to the organization, but can also raise significant legal issues.

Join us for this webinar on Tuesday, March 27 1:30-3:00 PM ET

This webinar will discuss: risk management and the organization’s liability for the acts of volunteers; legal responsibilities in screening and placing volunteers; liability for harm to volunteers; applicability of volunteer protection statutes and workers’ compensation statutes; insurance coverage and indemnification issues; applicability of employment discrimination laws; and more. The session will also discuss confidentiality, protection of intellectual property, volunteer contracts, and ways to minimize risk through training and supervision. Learn to balance the risk of possible problems against the risk of turning away valuable volunteer support. Register today. Subscribers are eligible for a 15% discount on this program.


Talk with the Editor, March 22

Join us for another Talk with the Editor telephone call on May 23 at 1:00. ET. You won’t get legal advice, but you will get Don Kramer’s reactions based on more than 35 years of working with nonprofit organizations.

Gather your people around your conference phone and ask your questions. You can ask questions about stories in our recent issues, any question of nonprofit law, or follow-up on a To the Point question you submitted or a question raised by someone else. Sign-up here.

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