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Recorded Webinar - Law of Fundraising Events In Person and Virtual

Recorded Webinar - Law of Fundraising Events In Person and Virtual

Recorded July 16, 2020

Auctions. Sponsorships. Lotteries. Reporting. Charities utilizing events to raise funds for their program have struggled for years to stay compliant with the law.  Now that in-person events are more difficult, if not impossible, they are often turning to “virtual” events that involve new or modified legal issues.  This webinar will take event planners through a step-by-step review of key legal issues, from initial planning to final reporting.  It will discuss both traditional in-person events and a variety of new virtual formats.

Special events or other activities that involve sponsorships, keynote speakers, auctions, lotteries, or thank-you gifts must deal with a variety of technical legal requirements in advertising, calculating, and acknowledging the income. This webinar reviews those rules so that charities can comply with the interlocking requirements.

It will cover:

  • charitable solicitation registration
  • substantiation and “quid pro quo” acknowledgments
  • sponsorship rules distinguishing contributions from advertising
  • live stream and prerecorded events
  • unrelated business income tax possibilities
  • charity auctions and their special rules for valuing contributions
  • lotteries and sweepstakes in-kind contributions
  • liquor licenses
  • copyright issues
  • privacy issues
  • release forms
  • overtime compensation
  • Form 990 reporting
  • and more

For a comprehensive check list of special concerns for your next fundraising effort, join us for an in-depth look at the rules that affect your work. Some of them may surprise you.

Nonprofit Issues® editor Don Kramer will be joined by Wendy Epstein, principal of Epstein Consulting Group, who has more than 30 years of experience with nonprofit management and fundraising issues.  She is currently working with several clients on virtual events.  Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, will facilitate the program.

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