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Event Planning Legal Considerations: Understanding & Reducing the Risks for Nonprofits
Casey Summar

Learn how to reduce the legal risks that unavoidably go along with organizing and holding a nonprofit event.

Price: $299.00


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Event Planning

Hosting successful fundraising and other special events for the public is often a vital part of your nonprofit’s business operations, and an essential part of your strategy for fulfilling your organization’s mission. From a legal standpoint, however, planning and holding an event can be complicated, and filled with possible legal risks that the nonprofit should take into consideration. Some of these involve: selecting and contracting with a venue; contracting with outside vendors, such as caterers, bartenders, and photographers; staffing the event with employees, volunteers, and interns; safety issues and insurance; substantiating charitable contributions; corporate sponsorships; silent auctions; and door prizes.

Please join Casey Summar, attorney at law, as she offers guidance for reducing the legal risks that unavoidably go along with organizing and holding a nonprofit event.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Legal risks that need to be considered when organizing and hosting an event.
  • Best practices for contracting.
  • Contract provisions you should consider including in your venue agreements.
  • Special issues relating to contracting for outside services such as bartending, photography, food, etc.
  • Circumstances under which you can use your employees, interns, and volunteers to staff your event.
  • Safety issues you need to be aware of and how insurance helps to reduce this risk.
  • Considerations for accepting donations including tax-deductibility of various gifts.
  • Risks and regulations of specific types of revenue generating strategies including corporate sponsorships, silent auctions, and door prizes.
Price: $299.00



Casey Summar


  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.