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Don’t miss the 37th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. 

The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics, including: 
  • A View of the Sector with an overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments
  • A panel of state Attorneys General on the current state of enforcement, top priorities and other oversight considerations.
  • Election year issues for public charities
  • Private foundation compliance and taxable expenditures
  • Disqualified persons and qualifying distributions
  • Donor advised funds and UBIT
  • Effective grantmaking processes and corporate foundations
  • Impact investing and issues in charitability
  • Ethical Issues for the Nonprofit Organizations Advisor with 1.00 hour of Ethics.
  • Five small-group “Master Classes” for a deeper dive on key topics: Dissecting the Grant Agreement; Charitable Giving and Endowments; Entrepreneurship and Commerciality; Understanding Your Web Presence; and Investment Policies and Portfolios.
Plus, hear the Year in Review with Bruce R. Hopkins on current developments in federal legislation, IRS rulings, and court opinions.
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Total Credit Hours:
32.25 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Estate Planning and Probate Law | Tax Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2021

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$595  

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1. A View of the Sector: Implementing Tax Reform for Tax-Exempt Organizations (Feb 2020)

Alexander L. Reid, Carolyn O. "Morey" Ward

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Audio (mp3) 76 mins
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 1 — 76 mins, credit 1.25

Session 1:

A View of the Sector: Implementing Tax Reform for Tax-Exempt Organizations (Feb 2020)

The IRS and Treasury have issued preliminary guidance on several provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affecting exempt organizations, but both the legislation and the guidance pose many interpretive and operational challenges. Explore how, two years after the Act’s passage, organizations are responding to the preliminary guidance from the IRS and Treasury, and how implementation of the legislation may continue to progress in the coming year. Plus, hear discussion on other key trends and legislative developments affecting tax-exempt organizations.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Alexander L. Reid, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Washington, DC
Carolyn O. "Morey" Ward, Ropes & Gray LLP - Washington, DC

2. What You Need to Know to Get Through the 2020 Election (Feb 2020)

Irina Petrova, John Pomeranz, Doug Varley

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Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 31 pgs

SESSION 2 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

What You Need to Know to Get Through the 2020 Election (Feb 2020)

Gain insight on how to help your 501(c)(3) continue to pursue its mission without violating the prohibition against political campaign intervention in the upcoming elections. Ongoing issue advocacy, voter activation efforts, social media communications, personal political activity by board and staff members – all are possible, but present potential pitfalls that you need to know how to avoid.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Irina Petrova, Natural Resources Defense Council - New York, NY
John Pomeranz, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP - Washington, DC
Doug Varley, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Washington, DC

3. Multi-organization Structures for Advocacy: 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, PACs, etc. (Feb 2020)

Irina Petrova, John Pomeranz, Doug Varley

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Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 3 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Multi-organization Structures for Advocacy: 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, PACs, etc. (Feb 2020)

Achieving your policy and political goals might require using different types of organizations – a 501(c)(3) educational arm, a 501(c)(4) to engage in more lobbying and political activity, state or federal (or both) super PAC or hard-money political committees, and maybe more. This session will help you structure a multifaceted advocacy program that complies with tax law and campaign finance law.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Irina Petrova, Natural Resources Defense Council - New York, NY
John Pomeranz, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP - Washington, DC
Doug Varley, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Washington, DC

4. Funding and Conducting Advocacy: Flashpoints for Private Foundations (Feb 2020)

Kimberly Eney, Elizabeth Peters

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Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 4 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Funding and Conducting Advocacy: Flashpoints for Private Foundations (Feb 2020)

Hear the key legal considerations for private foundations that are involved in conducting or funding advocacy. These include the IRS lobbying rules, other federal and state lobbying rules, personal versus professional activities of staff, and special considerations around elections.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Kimberly Eney, Latham & Watkins LLP - Washington, DC
Elizabeth Peters, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - Menlo Park, CA

5. Taxable Expenditure Flashpoints (Feb 2020)

Kelli Archibald, Jody Blazek

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Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 32 pgs

SESSION 5 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Taxable Expenditure Flashpoints (Feb 2020)

Managing private foundation expenditures is not always intuitive. Despite charitable intentions, funding entities other than public charities require Expenditure Responsibility steps which are often missed. Individual grants for disaster or poverty relief, awards for achievement, or research of social issues require documentation of exempt purpose unlike travel or study support that require Pre-IRS approval. Even if a foundation thinks it is maintaining ER and evidence of charitable nature of its spending, missteps result in a taxable expenditure and excise tax can be imposed. How a foundation properly corrects such missteps is challenging and needed to avoid the second tier tax.  

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Kelli Archibald, Ernst & Young LLP - Phoenix, AZ
Jody Blazek, Blazek & Vetterling - Houston, TX

6. Understanding Your Web Presence (Feb 2020)

Lawrence Mendenhall, Sandro Serra

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Audio (mp3) 86 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 6 — 86 mins, credit 1.50

Session 6:

Understanding Your Web Presence (Feb 2020)

What is “web presence” and why does it matter? Discuss what web presence is and isn’t, how nonprofits are using web presence to advance their missions, and how to assess your organization’s risks in this area.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Lawrence Mendenhall, American Academy of Ophthalmology and AAO Foundation - San Francisco, CA
Sandro Serra, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Austin, TX

7. Nonprofits in the News: Reporters Reveal What We See and What We Look For (Feb 2020)

Karey Dubiel Dye, Tom Hamburger, Ross Ramsey

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins

SESSION 7 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Nonprofits in the News: Reporters Reveal What We See and What We Look For (Feb 2020)

Attracting media attention can enable nonprofits to heighten awareness of and raise money to support mission. As a watchdog of nonprofits, the press can also expose an organization to scrutiny for which it is not prepared. Hear advice from veteran journalists on how to handle the media and experience successful interactions with the press.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Karey Dubiel Dye, Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund - Houston, TX
Tom Hamburger, The Washington Post - Washington, DC
Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune - Austin, TX

8. Panel Discussion: State Attorney General Offices (Feb 2020)

Jason R. Lilien, Yael Fuchs, Mary T. Henderson, Stacy Morey

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Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Paper (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 8 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 8:

Panel Discussion: State Attorney General Offices (Feb 2020)

Gain insight into best practices from a panel of state assistant attorneys general discussing current enforcement issues, priorities, and other oversight considerations.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Jason R. Lilien, Loeb & Loeb LLP - New York, NY
Yael Fuchs, Office of the New York State Attorney General - New York, NY
Mary T. Henderson, Office of the Attorney General of Texas - Austin, TX
Stacy Morey, Office of Oklahoma Attorney General - Oklahoma City, OK

9. GDPR and What Else Is On Our Minds: A Look at Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2020 (Feb 2020)

John E. Ansbach

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 9 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 9:

GDPR and What Else Is On Our Minds: A Look at Data Protection and Cybersecurity in 2020 (Feb 2020)

Examine issues related to data privacy and security, including GDPR. Learn about the latest cybersecurity threats and trends impacting nonprofits, and actions that can be taken today in furtherance of compliance and in support of the overall data privacy and security mission.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

John E. Ansbach, Stroz Friedberg - Dallas, TX

10. Donor Advised Funds: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities? (Feb 2020)

Jonathan S. Blum, Melanie Schnoll Begun

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Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 10 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 10:

Donor Advised Funds: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities? (Feb 2020)

Donor Advised Funds (DAF), have become go-to vehicles for philanthropy. Moving beyond the “charitable checkbook,” they are increasingly being used as part of innovative charitable giving strategies, for multi-entity/multi-funder initiatives, and to align grants and investments geared to catalyze and mobilize capital for good. Explore issues and considerations, both legal and practical, implicated by complex DAF transactions and relationships, including contributions of illiquid (or less liquid) assets, the growing interest in impact investing, and donor roles and involvement and ongoing positive and negative perception of DAFs.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Jonathan S. Blum, Polsinelli PC - Dallas, TX
Melanie Schnoll Begun, Morgan Stanley - New York, NY

11. Disqualified Person Are (Often) Challenging (Feb 2020)

Nishka Chandrasoma, Michelle Michalowski

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Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 11 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 11:

Disqualified Person Are (Often) Challenging (Feb 2020)

Explore the Chapter 42 excise tax regime applicable to private foundations and the key role disqualified persons play in exposure to self-dealing and excess business holdings. Consider the basics in mapping disqualifying persons as well as best practices for managing compliance and risks.   

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Nishka Chandrasoma, Ford Foundation - New York, NY
Michelle Michalowski, PwC - Washington, DC

12. Rethinking / Revisiting Qualifying Distributions (Feb 2020)

Michelle Michalowski, Jane M. Searing

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Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 12 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 12:

Rethinking / Revisiting Qualifying Distributions (Feb 2020)

How are different sized and different types of private foundations thinking about and planning to meet minimum distribution requirements in a potentially low return environment? Examine the impact of volatile markets, and the increased needs from grantees on foundations. How do the competing interests intersect and impact the foundation’s life plans if there is a perpetuity plan? What counts as a qualifying distribution when private foundations collaborate to co-fund projects by pooling resources and other interesting qualifying distribution questions?

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Michelle Michalowski, PwC - Washington, DC
Jane M. Searing, Deloitte - Seattle, WA

13. Investment Policies and Fiduciary Duties (Feb 2020)

Catherine Lee Clarke, Tina Lundy Melo

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Audio (mp3) 92 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
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Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 13 — 92 mins, credit 1.50

Session 13:

Investment Policies and Fiduciary Duties (Feb 2020)

Discussion of how foundations and endowments should consider asset allocation, spending policy, and advisory relationships within the context of fiduciary duties and spending requirements.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Catherine Lee Clarke, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., LLC - Houston, TX
Tina Lundy Melo, Fizer Beck - Houston, TX

14. Collaborations – A Broader View (Feb 2020)

Hillary Bounds, Andrew Schulz

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Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 14 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 14:

Collaborations – A Broader View (Feb 2020)

As the philanthropic and charitable sector continues to explore how to leverage resources and achieve greater impact, collaboration continues to be an important tool. Many funders have deep experience with funder collaboratives, while others are experimenting with a broader menu of collaboration options. Identify a variety of collaboration models and introduce issues to consider.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Hillary Bounds, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Redwood City, CA
Andrew Schulz, Arabella Advisors - Washington, DC

15. UBTI Therapy Session: Practical Approaches to Tax Reform and UBTI Compliance (Feb 2020)

Ray Bunyard, Justin J. Lowe

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Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 15 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 15:

UBTI Therapy Session: Practical Approaches to Tax Reform and UBTI Compliance (Feb 2020)

UBIT compliance has become much more challenging post-tax reform. Focus on practical methods of addressing those challenges, including obtaining expenses and gathering other data associated with employee parking, separating UBTI into silos, and finding offsets to mitigate additional UBIT.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Ray Bunyard, Baylor Scott & White Health - Dallas, TX
Justin J. Lowe, Ernst & Young LLP - Washington, DC

16. Better Grantmaking: Balancing Risk and Equity  (Feb 2020)

Kathleen Flynn, Megan Jellinek

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Audio (mp3) 54 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 16 — 54 mins, credit 1.00

Session 16:

Better Grantmaking: Balancing Risk and Equity  (Feb 2020)

How do we create a grantmaking process that manages risk without becoming overly burdensome for our grantees? What kind of process do we create when we use an equity lens? And how do we balance the two? This session will focus on issues including identifying and managing risk, simplifying the process for your (program staff and) grantees while maintaining the necessary level of compliance and ensuring there is a good internal process to deal with the unexpected. Think that’s impossible? Come learn practical ways to make that happen.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Kathleen Flynn, New Venture Fund - Washington, DC
Megan Jellinek, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Redwood City, CA

17. Corporate Foundations: Strategies to Make Them Work—Both For You and With You (Feb 2020)

J. Reymundo Ocañas, Nicola Fuentes Toubia

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Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 17 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 17:

Corporate Foundations: Strategies to Make Them Work—Both For You and With You (Feb 2020)

In addition to focusing on the pros and cons of forming a corporate foundation, examine what strategies and factors corporate foundations consider when identifying which nonprofits to support.  

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

J. Reymundo Ocañas, BBVA USA - Houston, TX
Nicola Fuentes Toubia, Fuentes Toubia, PLLC - Houston, TX

18. The Law and Lore of Endowment Funds:  A 21st Century Edition (Feb 2020)

John Sare

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Audio (mp3) 104 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 3 pgs

SESSION 18 — 104 mins, credit 1.75

Session 18:

The Law and Lore of Endowment Funds:  A 21st Century Edition (Feb 2020)

A practical guide to some of the issues involved in structuring endowment gifts and administering institutional endowments. Gain insight on endowment gift agreements, endowment spending policies, and the documentation of endowment investment and spending decisions.  

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

John Sare, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York, NY

19. Texas Legislative Update 2019 (Feb 2020)

Richard W. Meyer, Ross Ramsey

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Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Paper (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 19 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 19:

Texas Legislative Update 2019 (Feb 2020)

Bills and policy trends in the 2019 Texas legislative session will impact nonprofit organizations, state associations, foundations and social service groups in various ways. Two veteran observers of the Texas public policy and political scene will present a timely review of statutory, regulatory, and legislative developments of interest.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Richard W. Meyer, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune - Austin, TX

20. Year in Review (Feb 2020)

Alexander L. Reid

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Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Paper (pdf) 59 pgs

SESSION 20 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 20:

Year in Review (Feb 2020)

Review current developments in the federal tax law concerning tax-exempt organizations, including the status of Treasury and IRS guidance regarding applicable provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and recently issued proposed regulations, IRS rulings, and court opinions. Address the Exempt Organizations Division’s FY 2020 program letter and current Priority Guidance Plan, application of the commerciality doctrine, and recent law developments concerning qualification for tax exemption, the private inurement and private benefit doctrine, legislative and political campaign activity rules, governance, public charity status, supporting organizations, private foundations, donor-advised funds, unrelated business, fundraising regulations, charitable giving, and litigation.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Alexander L. Reid, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Washington, DC

21. The Tapestry of Strategically (and Legally) Using Commercial Enterprises to Achieve Charitable Ends (Feb 2020)

Tomer Inbar, John Tyler

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Audio (mp3) 109 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 21 — 109 mins, credit 1.75

Session 21:

The Tapestry of Strategically (and Legally) Using Commercial Enterprises to Achieve Charitable Ends (Feb 2020)

Opportunities for exempt organizations to work with and through market-oriented enterprises and interventions to pursue their charitable purposes are increasing. Doing so involves a variety of factors and attention to the pros and cons of different approaches. Strategically balancing charitability, private benefit, tax considerations, structures and forms, licensing, data, decision-making, assessments, and more are among the inter-related threads that run through these approaches. Instead of hanging loosely, these threads together create a tapestry of strategic decisions and opportunities. This master class focuses on how these considerations fit together.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Tomer Inbar, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York, NY
John Tyler, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Kansas City, MO

22. Advanced Compensation and Benefits Issues (Feb 2020)

Catherine E. Livingston, Maura L. Whelan

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Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 22 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 22:

Advanced Compensation and Benefits Issues (Feb 2020)

When a nonprofit organization receives services from an individual who is employed by a related organization, whether nonprofit or for-profit, it can be complicated to determine the applicable employment tax requirements and the permissible benefits arrangements. Adding to the complexity is the new section 4960 excise tax which applies when a nonprofit tax-exempt organization pays over $1 million in annual compensation. Review the current state of guidance on section 4960 as well as complex employment tax and benefits issues associated with shared employment, including common paymasters, reporting agents, and FUTA.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Catherine E. Livingston, Jones Day - Washington, DC
Maura L. Whelan, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - New York, NY

23. Avoiding Labor Pains (Feb 2020)

Connie L. Cornell

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Audio (mp3) 52 mins
Slides (pdf) 31 pgs

SESSION 23 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 23:

Avoiding Labor Pains (Feb 2020)

Hear hot topics addressing compliance with employment laws such as trends in leave policies, LGBTQUI rights, telecommuting and post-FMLA leave accommodations, legalized marijuana and drug screens, recently effective wage and hour regulations, and more.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Connie L. Cornell, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP - Austin, TX

24. Not Your Grandmother's Impact Investing (Feb 2020)

David A. Levitt, Darren B. Moore

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Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 21 pgs
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 24 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 24:

Not Your Grandmother's Impact Investing (Feb 2020)

The field of impact investing continues to expand and provide an increasingly wide range of opportunities for nonprofit organizations looking to sync their mission and their investments. The Global Impact Investing Network has estimated the size of the global impact investing market to be $502 billion. Take a look at a diverse range of impact investment options, including social impact funds, charitable note programs, SAFEs, pay-for-performance transactions, and opportunity zones. Explore different investment opportunities and legal issues to consider for different types of nonprofit investors.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

David A. Levitt, Adler & Colvin - San Francisco, CA
Darren B. Moore, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. - Fort Worth, TX

25. The Accounting Standards Are Not Just For the Accountants Any More (Feb 2020)

Amy B. Robinson, Kay Walther

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Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Slides (pdf) 35 pgs

SESSION 25 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 25:

The Accounting Standards Are Not Just For the Accountants Any More (Feb 2020)

Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) determine whether, when, and how contributions are recognized in the accounting records and financial statements. Accounting for contributions can be significantly influenced by how resources are solicited and documented by donors and nonprofit organizations. Donors, development professionals and accountants need to understand how to assist each other so we're all "rowing in the same direction" to serve the needs of the not-for-profit community. Hear an overview of the new accounting rules for contributions (Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made) and a discussion of the adoption of the new Financial Reporting Disclosures for Operating Liquidity. 

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Amy B. Robinson, The Kresge Foundation - Troy, MI
Kay Walther, Blazek & Vetterling - Houston, TX

26. Dissecting the Grant Agreement (Feb 2020)

Hillary Bounds, Kristy Bernard Tsadick

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Audio (mp3) 118 mins
Paper (pdf) 27 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 26 — 118 mins, credit 2.00

Session 26:

Dissecting the Grant Agreement (Feb 2020)

Review the key components of a grant agreement, including provisions unique to private foundations, considerations for advocacy organizations, and how to structure grants to fiscal sponsors, non-charitable organizations, and individuals. Expect practical advice from the perspective of both the grantor and the grantee, a lively discussion, and sample language.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Hillary Bounds, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative - Redwood City, CA
Kristy Bernard Tsadick, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - Menlo Park, CA

27. Giving Circles and Other Philanthropic Networks (Feb 2020)

Dawn Hooper, A. Shonn Brown, Caren K. Lock

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 27 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 27:

Giving Circles and Other Philanthropic Networks (Feb 2020)

The number of giving circles have quadrupled in the last decade with women making up 70% of giving circles. Hear from Texas Women’s Foundation, a leader in this space, and the founders of two successful giving circles in Texas, on the advantages and key considerations in bringing together individuals with shared experience, culture or interest to raise money and engage your donors.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Dawn Hooper, Texas Women's Foundation - Dallas, TX
A. Shonn Brown, Kimberly-Clark Corporation - Irving, TX
Caren K. Lock, TIAA - Lewisville, TX

28. Ethical Challenges for the Nonprofit Organizations Advisor (Feb 2020)

Meghan R. Biss, Bridget M. Weiss

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Audio (mp3) 59 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 28 — 59 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 28:

Ethical Challenges for the Nonprofit Organizations Advisor (Feb 2020)

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Meghan R. Biss, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Washington, DC
Bridget M. Weiss, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Washington, DC

29. Legal Challenges in the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees, Asylees, and Migrants  (Feb 2020)

Ricardo A. Castro, Jonathan Denis Ryan

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Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Paper (pdf) 34 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 29 — 64 mins, credit 1.00

Session 29:

Legal Challenges in the Provision of Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees, Asylees, and Migrants  (Feb 2020)

Providing humanitarian assistance to refugees, asylees, and migrants in the United States and around the world generally has become increasingly challenging thanks to laws and policies adopted by governments hostile to the arrival of such individuals in their countries. Organizations seeking to assist these populations must navigate the ever changing legal landscape in multiple jurisdictions and find ways to continue providing needed assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Ricardo A. Castro, International Rescue Committee - New York, NY
Jonathan Denis Ryan, RAICES - San Antonio, TX

30. "Office Hours" - Key Issues and Questions Facing Public Charities (Feb 2020)

James P. Joseph

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Audio (mp3) 52 mins
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 30 — 52 mins, credit 0.75

Session 30:

"Office Hours" - Key Issues and Questions Facing Public Charities (Feb 2020)

Gain insight on key issues and common challenges facing public charities, and share your own questions with conference faculty and fellow colleagues in this interactive session.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

James P. Joseph, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP - Washington, DC

31. Advanced Issues in Charitability: Food, Energy and the Environment (and then there is Education) (Feb 2020)

Edward T. Chaney, Lauren Simpson

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Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 31 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 31:

Advanced Issues in Charitability: Food, Energy and the Environment (and then there is Education) (Feb 2020)

In an increasingly complex world, charities are frequently called upon to address newer and more pressing challenges. Explore the contours and frontiers of charitability as applied to food, energy, the environment, and education—all areas where the boundaries of charitability can blur—and discuss how charities can navigate the legal landscape surrounding these topics.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Edward T. Chaney, Schell Bray PLLC - Chapel Hill, NC
Lauren Simpson, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP - New York, NY

32. "Office Hours" - Key Issues and Questions Facing Private Foundations (Feb 2020)

Ruth M. Madrigal, David A. Shevlin

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SESSION 32 — 57 mins, credit 1.00

Session 32:

"Office Hours" - Key Issues and Questions Facing Private Foundations (Feb 2020)

Gain insight on key issues and common challenges facing private foundations, and share your own questions with conference faculty and fellow colleagues in this interactive session.

Originally presented at: Jan 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Ruth M. Madrigal, KPMG LLP - Washington, DC
David A. Shevlin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP - New York, NY