Legal Ins and Outs of Nonprofit Fundraising
Gala dinners, walk-a-thons, auctions, internet campaigns, raffles and other fundraising strategies raise funds and increase awareness and excitement for your organization's work. They are also helpful to recognize existing donors and reach additional supporters. Hosting a special event or running a fundraising campaign requires time, energy and planning, as well as careful consideration of relevant legal issues.
This training will cover a variety of fundraising legal issues that your organization may face. Your organization will need to know the state requirements that apply to organizations that solicit donations in connection with an event or hold gaming activities such as raffles and casino nights. It should understand the IRS rules for when participants may claim a tax deduction for cash or in-kind gifts made in conection with the event, and when and how you can recognize event sponsors without running afounl of IRS rules.
The training will present information about how to help ensure that nothing happens that could cause liability for your organization.
This training is designd for executive directors, fundraising professionals, board members, nonprofit staff that work on fundraising and attorneys who advise nonprofits.
We will cover:
Federal tax law restrictions and requirements for nonprofits that have 501c3 tax-exemption.
oDonations, deductibility and documentation
Washington State Law and rule restrictions and requirements for nonprofits including:
oCharitable Solicitations Act requirements for WA state and generally if you are fundraising in other states through your website, post mail, and internet.
oWhich nonprofits qualify to hold gambling activities?
oUnlicensed, authorized gambling activities
oLicensed, authorized gambling activities
oCommon mistakes when operating raffles
oThings to know about Bingo
oFund Raising Events and Recreational Gaming Activities
oCommon internal control weaknesses
oServing alcohol at events.
oOther state law requirements.
Legal considerations when using new internet fundraising such as crowdsourcing and other types of internet fundraising systems.
Risk Management and Special Events
For attorneys, this CLE will have 2.5 CLE credits, approval pending.
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