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Minimizing Liability and Risk in Using Volunteers
Presented by: Drew Alexis, Alexis Law Firm
Friday, May 19: 10:00 a.m pacific/1:00 p.m. eastern
Many sanctuaries rely heavily on volunteer labor, both in connection with providing needed animal care and also in advocacy, outreach and the administrative work of running an organization. While volunteers may be crucial to the operation of a non-profit, they may also present challenges to an organization, including potential exposure to liability. This webinar will discuss ways in which a non-profit sanctuary can limit their liability when using volunteers and when paid staff also perform volunteer activities.
Presented by: Ilene Kastel, M.A., LCPC
Wednesday, June 7: 11:00 a.m pacific/2:00 p.m. eastern
Presented by: David Ebert and Joel Litvin, Animal Defense Partnership
Tuesday, June 20: 11:00 a.m. pacific/2:00 p.m. eastern
In this webinar, we will cover best (and worst) practices for non-profits in the use of social media and email. We will also review tips for setting policies to minimize your organization’s potential exposure for misuse of these on-line resources.This webinar is presented by The Animal Defense Partnership (www.animaldefensepartnership.org), a 501(c)(3) co-founded by lawyers David Ebert and Joel Litvin. ADP is an independent advocacy and consulting non-profit that provides pro bono legal and other capacity building services to animal rights, welfare and protection organizations.
Our new 10 in 10 Series is available here. These are short prerecorded webinars which are released every Wednesday that cover a wide array of topics. These sessions consist of approximately 10 slides in 10 minutes – the perfect length for your break or lunch time enjoyment.
What are webinars?
GFAS is pleased to offer free webinars designed specifically for animal sanctuary personnel and volunteers. Webinars are online workshops, offered in a variety of formats. The GFAS webinars take place online, where you access via the internet to see the presenter’s slides. You access the audio portion of the webinar either by calling in using your computer (which is free) or via a teleconference call (it is NOT an 800#, you will be responsible for the normal charges you pay for long distance calls). Once you are registered, you will receive an email with the instructions on how to join the day of the webinar.
Testimonials from Webinar Participants
“I just wanted to say thank you for the webinar today. The information you provided and the questions you answered today certainly helped me, and I will be working on learning as much as possible before writing grants to try to purchase our own property. I really appreciate the time you took to help.” -Terri G.
“Thank you Patty for sharing your knowledge and insight into grant writing for Animal Sanctuaries. It was extremely helpful in identifying resources, pointing out where we need improvement but also validated things we are doing well. We are setting a goal to at least double grant funding income in 2010.” -Dee D.
“I learned so much more than I even hoped for.” -Cindy