by Ian McManis, marketing manager, Barnes Dennig

With today’s not-for-profit professionals juggling more priorities than ever, time is at a premium. That’s why Barnes Dennig has hosted a series of concise workshops designed to answer key questions to challenges not-for-profits are facing across a broad range of topics. The following include recaps of the sessions as well as links to access the full recordings:

Cybersecurity: How NFPs protect themselves and their donors

Everyone is at risk to falling prey to ransomware, whether it’s their home office computer or a major oil pipeline company. But the more prepared you are for an attack, the more likely you are to avoid it. In this session, Robert Ramsay, Barnes Dennig director and cybersecurity specialist, shares how to best protect yourself and your organization. Highlights include:

  • Ways to protect against ransomware attacks
  • PCI DSS standards: How to make sure your organization is compliant when soliciting donations online
  • How to keep donor secure and private
  • What you need to know about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how to be compliant

Download the presentation and watch the full recording here.

The new lease standard: Why NFPs need to start planning now

Maybe you’re ready to implement the new lease accounting standard today. Maybe it’s still at the bottom of your never-ending to-do list. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, Brad Sack, Barnes Dennig senior manager and NFP assurance specialist, covers the basics, using real-life examples and experiences from his clients to provide insights. Here is an overview of the session:

  • What do the updates to the lease accounting standard mean for my organization? When do they go into effect?
  • What changes should I need to make today to make sure I’m in compliance?
  • How can I build and manage a process to keep my team and me on track?

Download the presentation and watch the full recording here.

NFP Tax & Accounting Lightning Rounds – 990s, ERC, QBO for NFPs

Join NFP Tax team leader Paula Hume, CPA; COVID-19 team leader Cheryl Ganim, CPA; and QuickBooks specialist Kathleen Haney, MBA as they break down some of the most common accounting and tax issues NFPs face. The 15-minute segments include:

  • It’s just a 990: How hard could it be? Turns out there’s a bit of strategy involved.
  • Wait, did you say we could be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit in 2021 even if we weren’t for 2020? Take the ERC Quick Test and come prepared to discuss how to determine eligibility and calculate the amount.
  • A lot of NFPs use QuickBooks Online (QBO): How can I use it to help my organization grow smart?

Download the presentation and watch the full recording here.

Virtual Auditing 101: How NFPs avoid common issues

Every organization needs audits run for them, but not all have had a virtual audit. Our world is moving more towards virtual every day. While virtual work has a wide list of benefits, there are some downsides as well. Join Senior Manager Kara Wysinski, CPA, and Senior Associate Tricia Hart, CPA in going over the pros and cons of virtual auditing. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Changes to audit approach
  • New audit risks
  • Changes in internal controls
  • Best practices for a remote audit

Download the presentation and watch the full recording here.

Additional resources and upcoming events

Our nonprofit team works hard to bring the best and most relevant resources to our communities. Barnes Dennig is hosting Measurement Resources Company and SureImpact, Inc. founder and CEO Sheri Chaney Jones as she leads two full workshops in one virtual event:

  • Data-driven strategic planning for fundraising success
  • How to turn data into dollars: Demonstrate your social impact

Learn more and register here.

Every other year, we collect responses from regional non-profits on compensation, benefits, retirement plans, governance and other metrics and release the findings in a free virtual event.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2021 Not-for-Profit Compensation & Benefits Benchmarking Study, which will help them compare their organization to others in the region. A well-thought-out compensation and benefits package helps not-for-profits better fulfill their mission.

Learn more and register here.

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