Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Webinar Series

To help not-for-profit organizations succeed, CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit and Education Industry Practice hosts an ongoing webinar series to address the complex accounting, compliance, and governance issues facing exempt organizations today. Did you miss a live webinar, or want to watch one again? See the below list of webinars available for viewing on-demand at your convenience.

Note: The on-demand webinars will not qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Current Expected Credit Loss Implementation for CDFI’s

During this webinar our speakers will provide a detailed overview of ASC 326, including financial statement presentation and disclosure implementation illustrations. The webinar will have a specific focus on considerations relevant to not-for-profit lending entities such as designated community development financial institutions.

Fireside Chat With Michael Thatcher, CEO of Charity Navigator

Join us in a conversation with Michael Thatcher to learn more about how Charity Navigator delivers on its mission of making impactful giving easier for all.

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Not-for-profit tax hot topics and energy credits in 2023

During this roundtable, our panelists will be discussing energy credits as well as the most pressing tax compliance issues facing not-for-profit organizations.

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2023 FASB update for not-for-profit and educational organizations

Led by Jeffrey Mechanick, Assistant Director, Nonpublic Entities, for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), we will cover key topics in our annual accounting update for not-for-profit and educational organizations. The presentation ends with a Q&A session, so don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions answered directly by our speakers.

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Demonstrating relevance in the Not-for-Profit industry

Facing economic headwinds, greater competition, changes in stakeholder interests and engagement, and a need for greater transparency without compromising privacy, it is increasingly important for not-for-profit organizations to demonstrate relevance in ways that will resonate with new constituencies, including a more globally conscious and value-driven culture of stakeholders.

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What the convergence of cybersecurity and data privacy means for NFP & educational organizations

Join us for a discussion on the importance of a unified information security and data privacy program. We’ll talk about how it can help NFP&Es weigh the cost of collecting and using personal data against the advantages it delivers, and craft their best path forward for using and protecting it.

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Hot topics in NFP tax compliance for 2022

Not-for-profit organizations face a wide range of tax compliance issues in 2022. During this webinar, our panelists will be discussing the most pressing tax compliance issues facing not-for-profit organizations.

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Fraud in the NFP environment

Not-for-profit organizations can be more susceptible to fraud due to fewer resources available to prevent fraud and lack of certain internal controls. What should your organization do to prevent and detect fraud?

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2022 FASB Update for NFP's

Led by Jeffrey Mechanick, Assistant Director - Nonpublic Entities for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

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ESG for NFP organizations

In the for-profit world, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly areas of focus for directors, investors, lenders, and regulators. For not-for-profit organizations, what does this mean and how can they begin adopting or enhancing ESG reporting to meet their stakeholders’ needs?

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Mission possible: Succeeding amid COVID-19

Join CohnReznick for the latest installment of our Not-for-Profit Financial Management and Governance webinar series. During this two-part webinar, moderated by CohnReznick’s not-for-profit and restructuring professionals, you will receive real-world insights from not-for-profit C-Suite executives and learn how their organizations are surviving and emerging from crisis.

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2021 FASB update for NFP's

Taught by Jeffrey Mechanick, Assistant Director, Nonpublic Entities, for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Catherine Syslo, CPA, Director of Quality Control, CohnReznick.

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Employee Retention Credits – Is your NFP taking advantage of available relief?

Join CohnReznick’s exempt organization professionals as they provide a comprehensive overview of Employee Retention Credits and how to claim them if you are eligible.

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PPP 2.0 and other COVID-19 relief for associations and other NFPs

During this installment of our Not-for-Profit Governance & Financial Management webinar series, we will dive into the new COVID-19 relief measures and the impact on associations and other not-for-profit organizations.

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Managing crisis through agility: Keeping not-for-profits missions possible

In the COVID-19 environment, not-for-profits have been forced to pivot quickly from their normal financial management routine and rely much more heavily on real-time, dynamic, and meaningful financial data. Join CohnReznick for this webinar as we discuss the pandemic-related shortcomings in organizations’ systems and processes, and how finance leaders can fully understand how to assess these weaknesses, improve on them, pivot, and respond to the new economic reality.

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Post-COVID office space assessment & justification for NFPs

To help not-for-profit organizations succeed, CohnReznick continues its Not-for-Profit Governance and Financial Management Webinar Series with the next presentation to assist organizations manage their office space requirements beyond COVID. Join us for “Post-COVID Office Space Assessment & Justification for NFPs.”

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2020 FASB updates for not-for-profits

Our guest speaker, Jeffrey Mechanick, will focus on the delay of ASC Topic 606 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers) for some NFPs; accounting considerations for the Paycheck Protection Program and other CARES Act programs, under ASU 2018-08 and Topic 606; implementation guidance and tips regarding the Leases standard (Topic 842); and, recent standards and projects on Reference Rate Reform (the phaseout of LIBOR), Goodwill, and Gifts-in-kind.

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COVID-19: Business continuity & financial stability for not-for-profits

Not-for-profit organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis as they are forced to rethink their business strategies, cancel fundraising events, send students home, and close exhibitions. These diminished revenue streams have resulted in employee health and welfare concerns, resource limitations, and uncertain futures for many organizations. To find out what your organization can do to mitigate losses and maintain business continuity, join CohnReznick, and guest speakers from Nixon Peabody, for a complimentary webinar that will discuss strategies to survive the crisis.

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Leveraging Technology to Optimize Not-for-Profit Operations

CohnReznick's 2019 Not-for-Profit Industry Perspectives Report indicates that technology is seen as both a savior and a conundrum as many not-for-profits struggle to keep up with rapidly changing technological advances. Yet, there is a bright future ahead for organizations that learn how to leverage technology to achieve their goals. Join CohnReznick for this webinar that will discuss how to improve your not-for-profit operations by leveraging key technology tools such as enterprise resource planning (ERPs) and data analytics.

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NFP Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

At the heart of any successful not-for-profit is its workforce. However, CohnReznick’s 2019 Not-for-Profit and Industry Perspectives Report revealed that building a strong staff has become increasingly difficult as many not-for-profits cannot offer the salary, bonuses, and career advancement opportunities that the for-profit sector can. Competition for new staff has also intensified with record low unemployment rates and changing expectations of a new generation.

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2019 FASB Update for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Join CohnReznick for a timely accounting update for not-for-profit organizations. Taught by Rick Cole, Supervising Project Manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the focus of the on-demand webinar will be ASU 2018-08, Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. Rick also will provide a brief overview and implementation considerations for ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASU 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.

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Interim Guidance on Non-Deductible Parking Expenses

IRS Notice 2018-99 was issued to provide interim guidance for determining the amount of nondeductible employer-provided employee parking expenses as required under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Section 512(a)(7). Join CohnReznick's Not-for-Profit tax professionals as they guide you through the new rules and explain the unrelated business income implications.

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Leveraging Real Estate Assets for Not-for-Profits

In order for not-for-profits to best leverage their real estate assets, they must first have a good understanding of their assets, their options, and market conditions. Join CohnReznick, along with Goldstein Hall, Denham Wolf, and Think Forward Financial, for an informative webinar that provides not-for-profits with practical advice and best practices for leveraging real estate to support their missions, operations, and financial needs.

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The Wayfair Decision & the Impact on Not-for-Profits

During this webinar, CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit tax experts address the most common misconceptions regarding the Wayfair decision and its impact on exempt organizations. Most importantly, how the decision can potentially result in significant financial consequences, the activities that trigger a tax reporting obligation, financial reporting effects, and recommendations for avoiding pitfalls that can lead to a not-for-profit’s inability to fulfill its mission.

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Key Tactics for Ensuring Long-Term Financial Sustainability for Not-for-Profits

For not-for-profit organizations, ensuring financial sustainability is an ever-present challenge. The new ASU No. 2016-14 provides a starting point by requiring exempt organizations to illustrate their liquidity position. However, different users may have varying interpretations of this disclosure which can impact the perception of sustainability. During this webinar, CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit experts provide guidance by outlining different scenarios and potential outcomes to guide you toward the message you want to deliver.

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FASB Update for Not-for-Profit Organizations

Jeffrey D. Mechanick covers the implementation of Financial Statements of not-for-profits, provides a review and overview of the new Revenue Recognition of Grants and Contracts of Not-for-Profit Entities standard, and updates participants on the new Revenue Recognition ASUs. Hear directly from the FASB on these important topics.

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CohnReznick's Not-for-Profit Survey Highlights: Cybersecurity, Risk Management & More

Our fourth annual Not-for-Profit Governance and Financial Management Survey revealed many interesting insights regarding revenue, governance, risk management, the new accounting standards, and more. Join CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit, Advisory, and Cybersecurity experts as we reveal key insights from the Survey and focus on two specific challenges for exempt organizations: cybersecurity and risk management.

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    CPA, CGMA, Partner - Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Leader

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