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Lorman Nonprofit Teleconferences

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Last Build Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:30:01 GMT


Fraud Prevention Techniques for Nonprofits

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:34 America/Chicago

December 11, 2017

Fraud Overview

• Elements of Fraud

• Fraud Triangle

• Fraud Statistics

• Fraud Schemes

Getting to Know the Perpetrator

• Who Is Committing Fraud?

• Common Characteristics of a Perpetrator

• From the News

Antifraud Programs and Controls

• Prevention, Deterrence, Detection

• Effective Controls

Taking Action

• Risk Assessment

• Investigation

How to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Not-for-Profit Organizations

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:28 America/Chicago

December 18, 2017


• Definition of Conflict of Interest

• Common Situations in Which Conflicts of Interest Occur

• Related Party Transactions

• Form 990 Disclosures

Motivation for Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

• Increased Scrutiny

• Exempt Organization Requirements – Legal and Tax

– Duty of Care

– Duty of Loyalty

– Intermediate Sanctions/Excess Benefit Transactions

– Private Inurement and Private Benefit Prohibition

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

• Conflict of Interest Policy

– Purpose of Conflict of Interest Policy

– Components of Policy

– IRS Model Conflict of Interest Policy

• Evaluating Potential Conflicts

– General

– Compensation

– Interactions With Tax Preparer

Key HR Requirements for Your Nonprofit Organization

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:09 America/Chicago

January 17, 2018

HR Value Proposition

• Missions Are Driven by People

• Create the Right Organizational Structure to Support Strategic Priorities

• Labor Costs = Largest Expense

• Cost of HR-Related Errors Can Be Significant

Organizational Culture

• "Organizational Culture Is a System of Shared Assumptions, Values, and Beliefs, Which Governs How People Behave in Organizations"

• Organizational Culture Can Serve as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Workforce Planning

• Supports Strategic Planning by Defining the "How"

• Financial Planning

• Anticipate Market Changes and Growth

Benefit Administration and Compensation (Tied Into Culture)

• Broker Identification

• Nonprofit HR Case Study

• Benefit Enrollment System

• Compensation Philosophy (Tied to Mission and Culture)

Performance Management

• Poll to Assess: Do Attendees Feel Their Current Process Is Meaningful?

• Performance Feedback Role in Progress Monitoring and Development

Professional Development

• On the Job Training

• Supporting Growth and Retention

Developing Policy and Procedure

• Poll to Assess Those Who Have Current Handbooks

• Aligning Key Policies With Culture

Payroll Compliance

• Payroll Systems


• Recordkeeping and Audits

• Definitions and Utilizations of Employee Categories

• State-Level Compliance

Other Systems and Operations (i.e. HRIS)

• Metrics

Options for Managing Without Internal HR

• Part-Time

• Outsourcing

• Project-Based

• Volunteer HR

• HR Leader on Board of Directors

How to Manage Without HR Support

Preventing, Correcting and Reporting Excess Benefit Transactions

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:03 America/Chicago

December 8, 2017

IRC Section 4958: Excess Benefit Transactions

• Definition of an Excess Benefit Transaction (EBT)

• Who Is a Disqualified Person?

• Examples of EBTs (e.g., Compensation, Purchase/Sale of Assets)

• Discussion of Executive Compensation

• Excise Taxes/Correcting the EBT

• Approving Transactions With Disqualified Persons and the Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness

• Revocation Factors

Form 990 Disclosures

Donor-Advised Funds and Supporting Organizations

Recent Rulings and Planning Strategies

Unrelated Business Income Tax

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:51 America/Chicago

November 30, 2017

Definition of Unrelated Business Income

• History

• Basic Principals

• Tax Rates, Tax Forms and Organizations Subject to UBIT

What Income Is Subject to UBIT?

• Substantially Related Income

• Specifically Excluded Income

• Debt Financed Property

• Rents From Real Property Based on Net Profit

Alternative Revenue Sources and Information

• Website Activities

• Acknowledgments or Sponsorship vs. Advertising

• Partnership Investments – Review of Form K-1

• Current State of Events and Trends

• Digest of Published Rulings

• Additional Materials and Resources