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Recorded Webinar - Time to Reconsider Special Event Fundraising

Recorded Webinar - Time to Reconsider Special Event Fundraising

This program will be recorded July 22, 2021

Auctions. Sponsorships. Lotteries. Reporting.  Charities utilizing events to raise funds for their program have struggled for years to stay compliant with the law.  Many learned lessons from “virtual” events over the last year.  Many of the “old” rules were not relevant.  Now is the time to put all of the issues together in planning for the upcoming fundraising season.

This webinar will take event planners through a step-by-step review of key legal issues, from initial planning to final reporting.

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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