University of Texas School of Law
2016
Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop
Austin Jan 13, 2016 Four Seasons Hotel
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PRESENTED BY
The University of Texas School of Law
Philanthropy Southwest


PREMIER SPONSOR
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

RECEPTION SPONSOR
Frost Wealth Advisors

SPONSORS
Blazek & Vetterling
Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Ernst & Young LLP
Fizer Beck
Fuentes Toubia, PLLC
Morgan Stanley Graystone Consulting
Schell Bray PLLC
Thompson & Knight LLP

UNDERWRITER
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

Program Features
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.

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

11/21/19
Schedule

Wednesday Afternoon, Jan. 13, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Joyce Hellums, Ernst & Young LLP - Austin, TX

3:00 pm
Registration Opens

Includes light refreshments.

CONCURRENT TRACKS

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

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.

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

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

Chapter 42 Excise Taxes and UBIT

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.

This session has moved to 5:30 PM.

Tyree Collier, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

5:30 pm

0.75 hr

Form 990-PF: Clues to Interpret Significant Parts

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.

This session has moved to 4:45 PM.

Jody Blazek, Blazek & Vetterling - Houston, TX

6:15 pm
Break

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

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.

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

4:45 pm

0.75 hr

Selected Operational Issues for Public Charities

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.

Jeffrey T. McClean, Fizer Beck - Houston, TX

5:30 pm

0.75 hr

Form 990: Red Flags and Common Pitfalls

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.

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

6:15 pm
Break

 
6:30 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Assessing Governance Risk from the Board Perspective

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.

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

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

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

Faculty

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

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
3.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Estate Planning and Probate Law, Tax Law
Additional Information
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.  
California
3.25 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.  
Ohio
3.25 hrs
Additional Information
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.
Oklahoma
4.00 hrs  |  0.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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.
Other States
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

National Accounting CPE
3.50 hrs
Additional Information
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.

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Jan 6, 2016
    Add $30 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Group (5-9 ppl) early registration: Jan 6, 2016
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  • Last day for Group (10 or more ppl) 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
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop

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