Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know


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I’ll be presenting Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know with Carrie Garber Siegrist of Venable LLP on July 21 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT for the American Law Institute.

Why You Should Attend

Social media is a powerful tool for nonprofits, small and large. Effective use of social media can increase fundraising, further an organization’s mission, help to recruit volunteers, educate the public, and create cause awareness. However, nonprofit board members, nonprofit employees, and outside counsel advising nonprofits must be aware of the risks associated with social media use. Attend this course, Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know, that covers some of the legal issues that may arise in connection with a nonprofit’s use of social media and some steps that can be taken to better protect nonprofits.

What You Will Learn

This program shares strategies and tips on ways to avoid potential legal issues arising from social media use, while still leveraging all its benefits. Topics of discussion include:

  • Creating, maintaining & implementing a social media policy
  • Using of social media for fundraising
  • Social media use by nonprofit volunteers & agents
  • Responding to social media inquiries
  • Monitoring your social presence

You’ll find more information about social media-related legal issues on our blog here.