Slowly but surely more in-person events are happening, whether they be client programming, outdoor festivals or indoor mini-fundraisers. As your organization contemplates how and when to recommence in-person gatherings, we offer a few practical tips to mitigate your legal risks associated with holding live events in this article.All Together Now - Practical Tips to Reduce Your Legal Risk For In-Person Events
Webcast: Galas & Tournaments & Festivals, Oh My! Part II: Road Races, Golf Tournaments & Other Sporting Activities
Our Fundraising series is exploring the legal aspects of conducting various fundraising activities in the state of Georgia. In this session, our speaker will explain the things nonprofits need to consider when hosting sporting activities such as road races and golf tournaments in Georgia. She will cover topics including risk issues, income and sales tax, and licenses that may be needed.
Speaker: Melinda Simon, Associate General Counsel, Emory University
Does your nonprofit host auctions or galas as part of its fundraising efforts? Venue, caterer, silent auction items . . CHECK!
– Registering with your local sheriff to host that raffle?
– If you are serving alcohol, applying for a liquor license?
– Paying and collecting sales taxes on catering, ticket sales and auction items?
In this presentation, we will provide insight and updates to help you identify what you should do (or not do) to help your nonprofit remain in compliance.
Presenter: Mary Benton, Alston & Bird LLP
View the webcast here.
These educational materials are also mentioned in the webcast:
– Webcast: Bottoms Up: Serving Alcohol at Your Nonprofit’s Event
– Article: How to Hold a Legal Raffle in Georgia
– Webcast: Fundraising and Sales Tax – What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know
– Webcast: Thanking Donors- The Legal Way
Because nonprofits enjoy a significant discount on application fees for outdoor festival and alcohol permits in Atlanta, some for-profit entities have asked nonprofits to apply for such permits on their behalf. This article lays out some of the risks nonprofits should consider before agreeing to file for a permit on a for-profit’s behalf.
Georgia nonprofit organizations often hold special events, such as silent auctions, black-tie galas, golf tournaments, and festivals, to raise money for their organization. This article discusses some of the important legal issues that may arise when an organization organizes such fundraising events.