Friday, March 10, 2017

Last Chance to Register! A FASB Update for Nonprofits

Last Chance to Register! Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:30 am
A FASB Update for Nonprofits [Lunch & Learn]
Presented by David M. Rottkamp, CPA, Audit Partner & Not-for-Profit Practice Leader; Grassi & Co. | New York City Office - Partner-In-Charge
As you may already know, The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued in August 2016, the long-awaited proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) for Not-for-Profit Entities and Health Care Entities and also Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. The standard represent the most significant changes in nonprofit reporting rules since 1993. Practically speaking, what does this really mean for your nonprofit? When do we have to implement these changes? How do the changes translate to what you see in your audited financial statements? Does this change how and what we prepare for the audit? Will these changes effect what we see on the form 990? Join us for a 90-minute webinar giving practical guidance for the "non" accountant and seasoned CFO alike.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30 pm
Bridges to Board Service:Board Service 101 [Poughkeepsie]
Cost: DCRCC/NYCON members: $30 ; Non-members: $40
Board members steer their organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies and ensure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. This session will provide both experienced and novice board members with a critical orientation on the responsibilities, knowledge, and skills needed to be an effective board member. Nonprofit boards are more similar than they are different, but each board must make important and thoughtful decisions on how they will function

[NEW!] Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 am 
Best Practices for Internal Controls in Arts Organizations [NYSCA Webinar] Presented by Kelly Mathews, COO & Sr. VP, Fiscal Accountability & Compliance, NYCON

Despite many nonprofit arts organizations having limited administrative staff, funders (and regulators) have expectations regarding their organization's internal controls, regardless of budget or staff size. Many of NYCON's nonprofit members experienced the challenges of documenting internal controls when prequalifying in the NYS Grants Gateway to receive state funding. A question we hear consistently is, "How can we possibly create, document and consistently apply complex Internal Control processes in an organization with limited capacity?" This training will offer a common sense approach to documenting simple, yet effective internal control processes that allow your organization to demonstrate accountability, efficiency, and a commitment to safeguarding your organization's assets.

This webinar is part of the NYSCA Statewide Organizational Development Services program provided by NYCON via our partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Bridges to Board Service:Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards [Poughkeepsie] 
Cost: DCRCC/NYCON members: $30 ; Non-members: $40

Among their key responsibilities, board members set financial management policies and ensure the financial health of their organizations. This session is intended to introduce participants to the fundamentals of nonprofit financial oversight. We will focus on how to read common financial statements and asses the financial performance of a nonprofit, as well as outlining the key financial planning processes boards must undertake in order to carry out their fiduciary duties.

[NEW!] Friday, April 28, 2017 11:30 am
Grant Management "101" [Lunch & Learn Webinar]
Presented by Kate McNally, Capacity Building Advisor, NYCON
The process of prospecting, identifying, applying for, accepting, delivering upon, and monitoring a grant to your nonprofit can be exciting and challenging. The best approach to this complicated process is to be strategic and proactive, and to develop as many tools and resources as possible to maximize the impact of the grant, and to thwart problems before they become serious. In this webinar, the first in an ongoing series, we examine how to get ready to "prospect, prepare, and plan" for grants by discussing key components of an organization's grant readiness and how to begin best positioning your organization to effectively and efficiently research and apply to potential donors.

[NEW!] Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:30 am  
Fundraising Compliance from "Soup to Nuts" [Webinar]
Presented by Michael West, Sr. Attorney, NYCON 

For better or worse (we hope mostly for better) the world of online fundraising has effectively changed the game for many small nonprofits. New online tools and donation processing portals have put the substantial power of technology into the hands of worthy charities that may not be able to afford it just a year or two ago. However, this "brave new world" of fundraising does not allow organizations to ignore the compliance rules and regulations when it comes to fundraising in New York.  Have you ever wondered what your organization's responsibilities were when soliciting donations? Have you wondered if you've registered properly as a tax-exempt New York State nonprofit? Do you have your charitable solicitation license? Whether it be by tried and true methods (mailing annual appeals) or branching out (email or social media appeals) or even taking advantage of online community fundraising events (like Giving Tuesday or NYGivesDay) this webinar will help ensure that you know the steps to annual fundraising compliance, give you tools and resources to complete those steps and a place to go if you should need help bringing your organization into compliance with New York laws.

Save The Date!  
Camp Finance 2017 : 
October 5 & 6, 2017
A two-day retreat for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Practitioners, Fundraisers,  Marketing & Communications Staff, Development Staff & More  at Mohonk Mountain House 
New Paltz, NY

From basic concepts to best practices, CAMP FINANCE 2017
will have something for everyone. Workshop Tracks Include:

Basic Nonprofit Accounting
Accountability and Compliance
General Nonprofit Governance
Marketing, Fundraising & Communication

Click below to learn more & register.
Sponsor or Exhibit at Camp Finance
Click here for a list of opportunities. Please contact Valerie Ross (Venezia), VP of Membership & Marketing at  1 (800) 515-5012 ext. 121 or email

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