Online social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn offer your nonprofit exciting new ways to reach out to and engage your membership, your supporters, your donors and potential donors. However, incorporating social media into your nonprofit’s marketing and fundraising without any precautions can result in unintended legal risks and liabilities. In addition, giving the public, your employers, and volunteers unlimited and unsupervised access to your social media can also negatively and possibly legally impact your nonprofit.
Please join John Bradley, attorney-at-law, as he explains some of the potential risks and liabilities associated with the use of social media and discusses methods, such as the adoption of a social media policy that will both contribute to your nonprofit’s mission and reduce your legal exposures.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Safeguarding the contents of your social media
- How to address negative or harmful third party posts or comments
- Solicitations through social media
- Avoiding copyright and trademark infringement
- Ownership of social media sites and content
- Making sure your nonprofit is protected if the unthinkable occurs
- Developing and implementing a social media policy
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Legal Risks with Nonprofit Social Media Use: Avoid Liability and Reduce Exposure” is John Bradley. John is an attorney in the West Columbia, South Carolina office of Moore, Taylor &Thomas, P.A. In his 25 plus years of practice has involved numerous areas of law including appellate practice in state and federal courts, construction law, commercial liability, and products liability. His present practice primarily focuses on representing physicians, hospitals and medical care providers in the defense of professional negligence claims as well as representing and advising educators in employment matters before their local school boards and the State Department of Education.
John has long been active in nonprofits at the local and state level. He is a former president and current vice president and volunteer of the Friends of the Richland Library, a nationally recognized library system. He presently serves as a member of the Richland Friends Book Sale Committee, a group that raises money for the Friends through quarterly book sales, put on entirely through volunteer effort. As president of the Richland Library Friends he served as a member of the Richland Library Foundation Board. He is immediate past president and current board member of the Friends of South Carolina Libraries, an organization made up of library friends groups throughout the state of South Carolina. His duties and responsibilities as president included working and consulting with local Friends groups as well as with individuals interested in forming friends groups.
An avid runner, John presently serves on the board for the Carolina Marathon Association, an organization that puts on two showcase running events in Columbia, the Governor’s Cup Road Race and the Heart and Sole race. He has served as race director and course manager for several other local road races.
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