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Social Media and Crowdfunding: What are the legal issues your organization needs to know?
February 5, 2015 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm$60 – $120
Using social media is a necessity for all organizations, including nonprofits and small businesses. Most of us don’t know what the legal issues are when it comes to social media, but when it comes to a nonprofit corporation or small business where boards of directors and owners can be held liable and public relations is a critical concern, nonprofits and small businesses need to know what legal issues arise when using social media for their organization. The law is new and constantly changing. For example, we are adding crowd funding to the topics of this training, which is new. Come and learn about the new ways organizations are using social media and the legal ins and outs that all nonprofits should know when using social media.
We will cover legal best practices to avoid defamation, negligence, torts, and protect from infringementment on trademark, copyyright, and other intellectulal property. In addition, we will cover using photos of people on websites and marketing materials, using volunteers to create content for websites, employee’s use of social media and searches on perspective employees, name and trademark issues, negative online reviews, and other issues.
We will also explore the use of crowdfunding, You will learn what crowdfundig is and what the legal considerations are.
Speakers include: Madhu Singh, The Foundry Law Group and Lauren Burgon, Equinox Business Law Group.
Cost: $60 for Nonprofit or community organization staff or board member, $120 for attorneys with 2 CLE credit pending approval.
Online Registration available here.
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