About

The 2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The program provides focused attention on key issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—grant-making issues and strategies, operational compliance and UBIT, common red flags and pitfalls for the Form 990 and 990-PF, as well as advice on developing internal controls good board governance practices for nonprofit organizations.

Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Jan. 13, 2016
    Presiding Officer:
    Joyce Hellums, Ernst & Young LLP - Austin, TX
  • 3:00 pm
    Registration Opens

    Includes light refreshments.
  • CONCURRENT TRACKS
  • Track description: Private Foundations Presiding Officer:
    Joyce Hellums, Ernst & Young LLP - Austin, TX
  • 3:55 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 4:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Grant-Making: Process Issues for Private Foundations

    Mia Hsu Burton, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation - Austin, TX
    Coleith Molstad, The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation - Austin, TX

    Grant-making requires rigorous administrative processes to ensure effective impact, legal compliance, and financial accounting controls. Review the basics of grant-making processes and administration, including sourcing and the due diligence process, internal review and approvals, electronic signatures and other logistics, maintaining grant records, release of payments and other financial controls, and how good processes can help when grants go bad.
  • 4:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Chapter 42 Excise Taxes and UBIT
    This session has moved to 5:30 PM.

    Tyree Collier, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

    Explore the restrictions applicable to private foundations under Chapter 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, including the prohibition against self-dealing, investment restrictions, and the 5% payout requirement, as well as the unrelated business income tax as it applies to private foundations.
  • 5:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Form 990-PF: Clues to Interpret Significant Parts
    This session has moved to 4:45 PM.

    Jody Blazek, Blazek & Vetterling - Houston, TX

    Walk through a mock-up of a private foundation annual IRS return for clues to areas that need serious attention to avoid common mistakes. Consider appropriate depth of disclosures, strategies for correcting problems, annual compliance review, and steps to avoid penalties.
  • 6:15 pm
    Break

  • Track description: Public Charities Presiding Officer:
    Stephanie K. Trinh, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid - Austin, TX
  • 3:55 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 4:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    The New World of Grant-Seeking

    Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D., United Way of Greater Houston - Houston, TX
    Bob Weiss, Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation - Dallas, TX

    The grant-writing world has changed dramatically for nonprofit organizations. Grant-making organizations have shifted priorities, revised processes, and refocused their investments in unexpected ways. Grant-seekers are often caught off guard by these changes, with disastrous budgetary consequences. Consider grant-making trends, paying special attention to the increasingly rigorous requirements imposed on grant recipients.
  • 4:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Selected Operational Issues for Public Charities

    Jeffrey T. McClean, Fizer Beck - Houston, TX

    Using various case studies, reexamine certain operational issues applicable to public charities, including ultra vires activities, non-charitable activities, private benefit issues, intermediate sanctions, and UBIT.
  • 5:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Form 990: Red Flags and Common Pitfalls

    Michaela J. Cromar, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP - Fort Worth, TX

    Learn how to put your best foot forward on Form 990 by being prepared, including what to look for, what to worry about, things to avoid, and mitigating risk through disclosure.
  • 6:15 pm
    Break

  • 6:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Assessing Governance Risk from the Board Perspective

    Rudolph R. Ramelli, Jones Walker LLP - New Orleans, LA
    Kay Walther, Blazek & Vetterling - Houston, TX

    Identify and analyze areas of risk that boards should consider, including responsibilities for understanding internal control, whistleblower procedures, financial reporting transparency, compensation policies, and other areas of financial risk.
  • 7:30 pm
    Adjourn

  • Welcome Reception (7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

    Join us for a networking opportunity with faculty and colleagues.
     
    Thank You to Our Sponsor
    Frost Wealth Advisors

Conference Faculty

Jody Blazek

Blazek & Vetterling
Houston, TX

Mia Hsu Burton

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Austin, TX

Tyree Collier

Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX

Michaela J. Cromar

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Fort Worth, TX

Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D.

United Way of Greater Houston
Houston, TX

Jeffrey T. McClean

Fizer Beck
Houston, TX

Coleith Molstad

The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation
Austin, TX

Rudolph R. Ramelli

Jones Walker LLP
New Orleans, LA

Kay Walther

Blazek & Vetterling
Houston, TX

Bob Weiss

Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation
Dallas, TX

Planning Committee

Joyce Hellums—Co-Chair

Ernst & Young LLP
Austin, TX

Tomer Inbar—Co-Chair

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, NY

Jody Blazek

Blazek & Vetterling
Houston, TX

Michael V. Bourland

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX

Michaela J. Cromar

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Fort Worth, TX

Lucille DiDomenico

Philanthropy Southwest
Dallas, TX

Karey Dubiel Dye

Goldman Sachs & Co
Houston, TX

Amanda M. Gyeszly

Texas Crude Energy, LLC
Houston, TX

Joanna Jefferson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Andrea L. March

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
Austin, TX

Richard W. Meyer

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Coleith Molstad

The Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation
Austin, TX

Darren B. Moore

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX

Norman E. Nabhan

Morgan Stanley Graystone Consulting
Houston, TX

Rudolph R. Ramelli

Jones Walker LLP
New Orleans, LA

David M. Rosenberg

Dallas, TX

Frank Sommerville

Weycer Kaplan Pulaski & Zuber, P.C.
Arlington, TX

Nicola Fuentes Toubia

Fuentes Toubia, PLLC
Houston, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

To comply with NASBA Standards, attendees claiming CPE credit must sign in to verify attendance for each segment. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will need your CPA license number to sign in. A CPE Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Reporting: CPAs are responsible for reporting CPE credits earned to their state's accountancy board, and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities. Visit your state’s reporting website for more information or www.nasba.org.

Key Dates

Austin – Jan 13, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel
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Last day for Individual early registration: Jan 6, 2016

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jan 8, 2016
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jan 11, 2016

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Venue

speaker

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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Accommodations

Our room block at the Four Seasons Hotel is sold out.  The following hotels currently have availability:  

Hyatt Place Austin Downtown
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown 

Parking Information

Daily Self-Parking:  $12
Daily Valet Parking:  $16
​Overnight Parking: $32.50

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