Lorman Webinar: Nonprofit Social Media Policy: What Should be Addressed?

I’ll be presenting a live webinar titled Nonprofit Social Media Policy: What Should be Addressed? for Lorman on July 20 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST.

UPDATE: Receive 50% off the purchase price of the recorded webinar here.

Here is the description of the program:

Many charitable nonprofits that regularly use social media platforms like Facebook®, Twitter™, and Instagram® to amplify their missions and raise funds do not adequately understand the issues such use may create. They also do not understand how to create and implement an appropriate social media policy with rules and guidelines to help their leaders make knowledgeable and effective decisions on their use of social media without running afoul of applicable laws. This topic will help you understand the concerns and issues raised by the organization’s social media and then to draft a social media policy that will best address those concerns and issues. The material also explains the laws applicable to charities related to advocacy, fundraising, unrelated business activities, and private benefit. Failing to have a suitable social media policy may reflect poor management and oversight by the board. At worst, it can lead to activities that can threaten the nonprofit’s tax-exempt status or subject the nonprofit and/or its leaders to significant penalties. This topic will equip attorneys who work with and within nonprofits with the basic knowledge to spot critical issues related to their organizations’ social media use and develop policies to promote compliance and mitigate risks.


Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to explain the differences between permissible and impermissible advocacy communications, including related to the actions of an incumbent elected official.
  • You will be able to identify various fundraising issues related to a nonprofit’s solicitation for charitable contributions, including through crowdfunding.
  • You will be able to discuss how and when sales and rewards-based crowdfunding can result in unrelated business income tax liability.
  • You will be able to review a nonprofit’s social media policy.

Attendees of this webinar can earn CLE or CPE credit. For more information about the agenda, click here.