Do’s and Don’ts of Tax-Exempt Status Guidance Papers Now Available

Not-for-Profit Organizations From Infancy to Adolescence to Adulthood!

Creating a Tax-Exempt Organization

This paper walks through the do’s and don’ts of creating a tax-exempt organization with focus on: 

  • Recruiting board members
  • Creating bylaws
  • Special rules for low-income housing entities
  • Incorporation
  • IRS forms and paperwork requirements
  • State considerations
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    2019 Strength Matters Financial Management Conference

    The Strength Matters Financial Management Conference will convene more than 300 of the nation’s top nonprofit community development leaders, as well as leading mission-focused for-profit colleagues and our key investment and accounting partners.

    Hotel booking at the event location – Fairmont Dallas –  is now available 

    Strength Matters Annual Meeting (Invite only)
    (Monday, Sept. 16, at 1:00 p.m – Tuesday, Sept. 17, 12:00 p.m.) 
    This invitational event brings together CEOs and CFOs in an intimate, senior level forum where industry CEOs and financial leaders.  ...read more

    Jan. 23, 2019 – Annual Accounting Updates Webinar

    Join Strength Matters for our annual “must read” webinar for nonprofit affordable housing CFO’s, COOs and lenders outlining the significant accounting standards that changed in 2018.   Dave Conway of Novogradac will explain and discuss the status of several FASB projects currently in process and what to be planning for in the next year.    Register here for the January 23, 2019 at 2PM (ET) webinar.    Download webinar slides

    12/13/18 2PM ET – Functional Expense Reporting Webinar

    Join Strength Matters for a one-hour webinar on the new Functional Expense Reporting requirements. Scott Seamands of Lindquist, von Husen & Joycewill cover the new requirement to present expenses in both natural and functional formats for 2018 financial statements.

    Register for the Webinar

    Download Slides

    Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits for CPAs ...read more

    11/29/18 2PM ET – New Liquidity Footnote Webinar

    Join Strength Matters for a one-hour webinar on the new liquidity footnote disclosure requirements. Scott Seamands of Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce and Karen Kent, of Kevin P. Martin & Associates will lead this webinar and provide guidance on how to begin drafting your organization’s 2018 financial statements. CPE credit available.  

    Register for the Webinar

    Download Slides

    December Boot Camp in Pittsburgh, PA

    The next Strength Matters Boot Camp will be in Pittsburgh, PA, on December 3-4, 2018 during NeighborWorks National Training Institute. 

    Event Overview and Registration

     Email info@strengthmatters.com with questions. 

    Strength Matters Boot Camp is designed to provide an overview of the accounting and financial reporting issues faced by a nonprofit housing enterprise. Accounting professionals working in this field require industry-specific information. The course also offers CPE credit. Examples of topics covered in this course: ...read more