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“No margin, no mission” is the rallying cry for nonprofits (NPOs) to be more business-like. In this session, you will learn how NPOs and for-profit businesses are alike and different. We’ll discuss the best practices that can be utilized by the NPO to become more strategic, profitable, efficient and accountable, current trends affecting NPO organizations and more.
In this session, we’ll learn how, terrorists, criminal and spies take the seemingly innocuous information your employees post online and use it to compromise your company's network. Specifically, you’ll see how these “bad guys” take this information to create infected emails/documents that will be opened. We’ll discuss how these offenders can bypass your data security measures regardless of your IT budget.
In this session, we'll provide a FASB Update with a focus on ASU 2018-08 - the recently issued ASU on revenue recognition of grants and contracts by NFP entities. We'll also discuss other recently issued standards and projects.
In this session, we’ll discuss lean concepts and methods and how to apply these tools to your office environment and nonprofit. We'll focus on the ability to recognize and eliminate wasteful operations within the accounting department and cover the history of lean processes and its relation to today’s NPO operations, the important principles of lean and why lean is so complementary to the mission of NPOs, identify new, leaner approaches to current accounting processes and more.
In addition to impacting how nonprofits are taxed, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has affected how donors are giving to charitable organizations. In this session, you’ll learn where nonprofits stand two years into tax reform, and get an update on how the tax law is being implemented, including Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) and the new taxes on transportation fringe benefits, executive compensation and net investment income, as well as the effect of tax reform on charitable giving.
After now having used the new nonprofit (NPO) reporting model (FASB ASU 2016-14) for about a year, we will share the challenges we have seen and areas that could use more attention. We will discuss a brief overview of the changes required, issues with the new net asset classification, how to craft the required liquidity and availability footnote, challenges in functional expense allocation reporting and more.
In this session, we’ll dive into the new Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book 2018) which will be effective June 30, 2020. We’ll discuss an overview of the Yellow Book changes, independence and non-audit services, Uniform Guidance and the Single Audit, including the challenges with procurement, the 2019 Compliance Supplement and more.
Exceptional nonprofit governance focuses on the collective talents of the board on the mission, program effectiveness and the long-term sustainability of the organization. In this session, we’ll discuss what someone needs to understand when they take on the role of a board member and what the leadership team of a nonprofit can incorporate into a board orientation or recruitment process to onboard a new board member. We’ll share what governance is and best practices as well as the key roles and 10 basic responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
In this session, we’ll discuss the federal tax law regarding political activity by nonprofits, with a focus on 501(c)(3) organizations. We will cover the prohibition on political campaign activity, the limitations on lobbying activity and the 501(h) election, the types of advocacy activities that don’t constitute lobbying or campaign activity under federal tax definitions, as well as political activities by 501(c)(4)s and 501(c)(6)s.
This conference qualifies for the Workforce Training Express Fund program. The course code for this program is 1122806 Click here for more details: https://www.mscpaonline.org/cpe/training_fund