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Not-for-Profit Certificate I

Not-for-Profit Certificate I

Author: AICPA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Whether you're a not-for-profit (NFP) professional or work with NFP clients, you can set yourself apart with the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate I (40 CPE Credits and 40 CAE Credits). As of August 1, 2018, Not-for-Profit Certificate Program content has been updated to reflect implementation of FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) effective for most not-for-profit entities for their next financial reporting period, including those related to financial statement presentation (ASU 2016-14) and revenue recognition (ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2018-08). The Not-for-Profit Certificate Program I, Winner of Accounting Today's Best New Products 2016, will help you build a strong foundation for NFP skills across these key tracks: Introduction to Not-for-Profit Entities Accounting & Financial Reporting Tax Compliance Governance & Assurance Essential information for anyone with a non-profit role You'll get a comprehensive overview of a non-profit's unique financial needs and is perfect for: CPA firms looking for foundational training for or NFP clients Nonprofits seeking to deepen staff knowledge Those seeking a certificate as proof of proficiency with NFP clients Professionals who want to expand skill sets and build their resume Learn anytime, anywhere This award-winning, self-paced e-learning course is available on-demand to suit your schedule--and all learning styles and levels, through: Audio and video Interactive skills practice and gamification Case studies and real-world scenarios Hands-on exercises Earn credentials--and spotlight your accomplishment With this Certificate program, you'll get both CPE and CAE credits. You'll also earn a digital badge, that lets you show your achievement anywhere on the web -- a personal blog, a social network like LinkedIn, biographical page on your company's website or online resume. Your Certificate and digital badge information will be sent to you once you've completed the program. Courses included in this program: Accounting and Financial Reporting Track Not-for-Profit Entity Overview GAAP for NFPs Financial Statement Presentation Net Assets Exchange and Agency Transactions Revenue from Contributions Assets Programmatic Investments Fair Value Issues Specific to NFPs Expenses Investments Split Interest Agreements and Endowments Tax Compliance Track Liabilities Tax Exempt Status Tax Compliance Track Unrelated Business Income Tax Introduction to Form 990 Private Foundations Federal and State Filing Requirements Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance Track Best Practices in Board Governance Risk Assessment and Internal Controls Fraud Overview and Prevention Planning the Audit Engagement Financial Oversight, Budget and Strategy Auditing Considerations Credit Info CPE CREDITS: Online: 40.0 (CPE credit info) CAE CREDITS: Online: 40.0 (CPE credit info) NASBA FIELD OF STUDY: Accounting, Auditing, Business Management & Organization, Taxes LEVEL: Basic PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the not-for-profit industry ADVANCE PREPARATION: None YELLOW BOOK HOURS: Online - 31 DELIVERY METHOD: QAS Self-Study COURSE ACRONYM: NFP-CERT Online Access Instructions A personal pin code is enclosed in the physical packaging that may be activated online upon receipt. Once activated, you will gain immediate online access to the product. Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to be a CPA to get the certificate? You do not have to be a CPA to obtain the certificate. The certificate is designed to benefit CPAs and non-CPA alike, including anyone who works for, or with, a nonprofit. Those who obtain the certificate will receive the recommended CPE / CAE credits. What level of knowledge should I possess prior to starting the NFP Certificate program? While the program is designed to provide a foundational level of learning, individuals will benefit from having a basic understanding and awareness of financial reporting, auditing, governance and tax terminology and practices. How is the course material presented? Designed to be highly interactive, this program offers multiple opportunities for learning, including case study analysis and several gaming scenarios. Participants will be offered the opportunity to apply their new NFP knowledge in a simulated real-world environment. Tests are presented after each course to allow you to apply what you just learned. There are no additional tests at the end of tracks or when you've completed the certificate. How long will it take me to complete? This varies from individual to individual and is completely dependent upon the time the participant allocates to completing the coursework. A commitment of approximately 40 hours will be required for most individuals to successfully complete the program. What period of time do I have to complete the program? You have twenty-four (24) months from the date of purchase to complete all the courses. You are encouraged to complete the program within a twelve (12) month period or less. Can I complete the program in any order? Yes, there are no limitations on the order in which you take the courses. When will I receive a hard copy of my certificate? You will receive your certificate in the mail 6-8 weeks after completing the program. Once I complete the program and obtain my Certificate, how long is it valid? The NFP Certificate is not a professional credential or license, it is evidence that the program was successfully completed as of a certain year, therefore it does not expire. However, we anticipate that some individual courses may be updated every 1-3 years to reflect changes in the industry. For your certificate to remain current, you will need to successfully complete those updated courses. However, updates are likely to be at a fraction of the cost of the original certificate. Plus, you have access to the program for 24 months from purchase, if the courses are updated during that period, you will have access to the updated courses at no additional cost. Completion of these updated courses will earn a new Certificate, with the current year's date. Is there any cost savings in purchasing the entire certificate over buying tracks individually? Yes, the more courses you buy, the less you pay per course. For instance, a member who buys the certificate will save approximately $150 over someone who buys the tracks individually, and approximately $400 over someone who buys all the courses individually. If I were to purchase one course or track, and then decided to purchase the entire certificate, will I still get the full bundled price savings? Yes, as long as you haven't already paid more than the full certificate price. The price you paid for the courses or tracks you have already taken will be deducted from the total certificate price. If I am unable to complete the entire NFP Certificate Program, will I receive CPE credit for the courses I do complete? You are not required to complete the entire program to earn CPE credit. The courses are offered individually, so you will earn CPE credit for each course you take and successfully complete the exam. However, you must successfully complete the exam for all courses in the entire program in order to receive the NFP Certificate. Am I required to obtain a certain number of CPE credits annually for the Certificate to remain current and active? There are no specific annual requirements for maintaining your Certificate. However, we anticipate that some individual courses may be updated every 1-3 years to reflect changes in the industry. For your certificate to remain current, you will need to successfully complete those updated courses. However, updates are likely to be at a fraction of the cost of the original certificate. Plus, you have access to the program for 24 months from purchase, if the courses are updated during the access period, you will have access to the updated courses at no additional cost. I have prior experience working with NFPs. Will I be allowed to test out of certain courses while still earning the certificate? Actual completion of the courses is required to earn the NFP Certificate. CPE credit is being awarded for the courses, and the CPE standards do not allow for testing out of a course as a way to earn credit. System Requirements AICPA's online CPE courses will operate in a variety of configurations, but only the configuration described below is supported by AICPA technicians. A stable and continuous internet connection is required. In order to record your completion of the online learning courses, please ensure you are connected to the internet at all times while taking the course. It is your responsibility to validate that CPE certificate(s) are available within your account after successfully completing the course and/or exam. Supported Operating Systems: Macintosh OS X 10.10 to present Windows 7 to present Supported Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Required Browser Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Adobe Acrobat Reader Technical Support: Please contact service@aicpa.org.

Philanthropy and Society

Philanthropy and Society

Author: David J. Maurrasse Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Philanthropy and Society challenges the reader to think deeply about the role of philanthropic institutions in shaping and bettering the communities they serve and civil society as a whole. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the field of philanthropy, the author delves into several of the important issues the field faces. While all agree that the function of philanthropic organizations is to maximize the impact of grant making, there is little consensus on how to do that. This book focuses on two trends that have emerged: strategic philanthropy and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. Amidst persistent societal inequities, the proliferation of philanthropy leaves one wondering about the potential of this expanding industry to influence social change as well as include constituents beyond donors and their staff. The book offers several case studies from around the world that demonstrate several tactics that foundations have used to develop plans that are both strategic and inclusive. Maurrasse does not shy away from the challenging questions the field of philanthropy faces. Students of philanthropy and professionals will come away from this book with a more nuanced sense of these issues and the different ways they can be tackled.

Philanthropy and Society

Philanthropy and Society

Author: David J. Maurrasse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019

Philanthropy and Society challenges the reader to think deeply about the role of philanthropic institutions in shaping and bettering the communities they serve and civil society as a whole. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the field of philanthropy, the author delves into several of the important issues the field faces. While all agree that the function of philanthropic organizations is to maximize the impact of grant making, there is little consensus on how to do that. This book focuses on two trends that have emerged: strategic philanthropy and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. Amidst persistent societal inequities, the proliferation of philanthropy leaves one wondering about the potential of this expanding industry to influence social change as well as include constituents beyond donors and their staff. The book offers several case studies from around the world that demonstrate several tactics that foundations have used to develop plans that are both strategic and inclusive. Maurrasse does not shy away from the challenging questions the field of philanthropy faces. Students of philanthropy and professionals will come away from this book with a more nuanced sense of these issues and the different ways they can be tackled.

Engine of Impact Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Engine of Impact Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Author: William F. Meehan, Kim Starkey Jonker, Jim Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

We are entering a new era-an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale. William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an engine of impact -a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking, and research, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, staff, board members, and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways. By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Visit www.engineofimpact.org for additional information.

Walking into the Light

Walking into the Light

Author: Lucas Verhelst Bsc Mraci Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2019

Pivot Point Reshaping Your Business When It Matters Most

Pivot Point Reshaping Your Business When It Matters Most

Author: Sheri Jacobs Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

This book provides case studies and key elements for creating a nimble organization, one cable of innovating and changing to meet the challenges of today's business climate.

Career Mapping for Nonprofits The Nonprofits Leader's Guide to Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Top Talent

Career Mapping for Nonprofits The Nonprofits Leader's Guide to Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Top Talent

Author: Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

Career Mapping for Nonprofits shows how a simple tool like career mapping can help make a team stronger, happier and committed, thus allowing executives to return to the work that inspires them-the work only they can do! An executive may silently wish for the time when they can re-focus on advancing their nonprofit's mission. They are eager to get back to leading a dedicated team whose members are all going in the same direction at the same time. They are ready to take back their time and create lasting partnerships and bonds with each team member. Career Mapping for Nonprofits can help leaders do just that. Talent management and staffing expert, Nurys Harrigan-Pedersen shows leaders how a simple tool like career mapping can help them take their time back and guides them to create a highly engaged team. Leaders learn to spend less time dealing with personnel issues, how to lower turnover dramatically, and how to co-create each team member's career map. The result is a work environment that is efficient, satisfying, and engaging where nonprofit leaders have made space to guide and inspire employees to designing a compelling career map for the success of all.

Winning Grants Step by Step The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals

Winning Grants Step by Step The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals

Author: Tori O'Neal-McElrath, Lynn Kanter, Lynn Jenkins English Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2019

Strong grant proposal writing made easy From small startups to established national organizations, nonprofits large and small depend on grant funding to survive and thrive. Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals has long been the go-to resource for individuals and organizations looking for a clear, easy-to-follow approach to tackling the grant-writing process and winning funds. Now, in this revised Fifth Edition, changes and developments in the not-for-profit sector are integrated into the time-tested grant-writing formula that has proven effective time and again. New to this edition, you'll find an expanded discussion of the importance of relationship building, social media, and online resources to successful nonprofit funding. The text has also been revised to include guidance for nonprofit program budgets for both foundation and public funding grants. Never before has Winning Grants Step by Step been so easy to comprehend. Updated worksheets and forms will improve your comprehension and make your grant proposals stronger and more successful than ever. Learn the proven step-by-step approach to writing strong grant proposals for foundation grants and public funds Complete worksheets and activities to practice your grant-writing skills and break the process down into easy pieces Understand how to integrate your ideas and insights with research and facts to demonstrate your organization's potential Learn the best approaches to building relationships and networking both in-person and online to push strong grant proposals into the winner's circle This guide is perfect as an introduction for the novice grantseeker or a refresher for the more experienced. Whether your organization needs only a thousand dollars or several million, following this step-by-step process will improve your ability to transform an idea that needs financial support into a proposal that deserves to be funded.

Value for Money How to Show the Value for Money for All Types of Projects and Programs in Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nonprofits, and Businesses

Value for Money How to Show the Value for Money for All Types of Projects and Programs in Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nonprofits, and Businesses

Author: Jack J. Phillips, Patricia Pulliam Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

Written by two of the world's most well-known ROI (Return on Investment) gurus, this guide is indispensable for anyone involved in showing the value of money for projects and programs in governments, non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, and businesses. These range from human capital programs to marketing initiatives, technology implementations, systems integrations, quality and lean processes, public health initiatives, procurement procedures, public relations events, risk management policies, economic development programs, corporate social responsibility projects, public policy programs, branding activities, innovation programs, customer satisfaction projects, and everything in between. In a step-by-step process, the book shows how to measure the success of projects and programs, including measuring impact and ROI (Return on Investment). This book also shows how to forecast the value of the project in advance and how to collect data during and after project implementation. It addresses improvements throughout the process so that the project delivers optimum value. In addition to businesses, this book is appropriate for governments, NGOs, nonprofits, universities and healthcare organizations. As a reference for those who are seeking ways to assign value to what they have measured, the book will clarify and resolve much of the mystery surrounding the conversion of data to monetary values. Building on a tremendous amount of experience, application, practice, and research, the book will be based on the work of many individuals and organizations, particularly those who have been reaching the ultimate levels of accountability using the ROI Methodology. Developed in an easy-to-read format and fortified with examples, tips, and checklists, this will be an indispensable guide for those who seek to understand accountability issues.

Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment

Demystifying Social Finance and Social Investment

Author: Paul Palmer, Peter Grant Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

In the past, charity finance focused on two main forms of funding: grants and donations. With the recent reduction in grants, the move towards more service delivery contracts and the greater level of competition for donations, charities are struggling to maintain their impact and scale of work at best. At worst, we are seeing the fall off in the financial sustainability of charities. The question is 'How will the sector evolve to maintain its 'impact' and the scope and scale of its work?' This is where social investment has a role to play. Borrowing and debt finance is part of this mix, and a potential way of funding the sector to maintain future impact. However, it is not appropriate for all charities and relies on income generation and social enterprise to pay back investment finance, but it could be a 'game-changer' for the sector. The Editors of this book look at all facets of social investment and help readers to understand the complexity of different issues. They provide comprehensive technical knowledge, a diagnostic tool to consider an organisation's state of readiness for social investment and present case studies to take the reader on a journey around all aspects of this subject. They will also explore the culture issues at the heart of current debate around social investment. Peter Palmer, Paul Grant and Mark Salway will help you understand how a small amount of borrowing, or a different business model focused away from grants and donations, could be transformational for the non-profit sector.

Not-for-Profit Governance: ICSA qualifying programme

Not-for-Profit Governance: ICSA qualifying programme

Author: Kirsty Semple, Cecile Gillard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019