Richmond business and nonprofit lawyer Eric Perkins will lead a workshop at the Virginia Fund Raising Institute 2011 on July 18-19, 2011 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Conference Center.  The workshop will discuss a variety of often-overlooked federal and state requirements and compliance issues that arise in the context of fundraising events such as charity dinners, auctions, raffles, and other special events commonly sponsored by nonprofit organizations.  These events are critical to the success (if not survival) of many nonprofit organizations throughout Virginia, but if proper care is not given to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, legal liability and public embarrassment can result.