News Release 08-029-D
How NOT to lose your group’s tax exempt status
News Release 08-029-D For more information:
Release date: 09/23/08 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Roseburg — Umpqua Community College and Financial Stewardship Resources, Inc., invite board members of nonprofit organizations to a special training event entitled “How to Lose Your Tax Exempt Status – Without Really Trying.”
This training for nonprofit board members is 9 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday, October 11, at Umpqua Community College.
The day’s activities will inform nonprofit board members and their professional staffs of their many fiduciary and legal responsibilities and boost their nonprofit administrative knowledge and skills. This benefit will greatly benefit the boards of directors and professional staffs of charitable, educational, business, religious, service and scientific organizations.
The event’s keynote speaker is Joe Kroll of the Tax Exempt Organization Division of the Internal Revenue Service. In other words, the top person in the IRS dealing with the tax status of nonprofits. His talk is entitled “How to Lose Your Tax Exempt Status – Without Even Trying.”
“We are very excited about bringing this high-caliber training to southern Oregon,” said Pete Bober, UCC’s director of Workforce and Community Education. “Also, Financial Stewardship Resources is a great partner and together we have put together a wide range of expert presenters on a variety of topics critical to the success of nonprofits.”
Kathy DeYoung, executive director of Financial Stewardship Resources, said, “We have had tremendous success when we offered similar conferences in the Willamette Valley with close to 500 people attending our last session.”
Eleven different sessions will range from boosting strategic thinking, to fiduciary duties of governing board members, to igniting board leadership, to the Oregon attorney general’s guide on board service, to policies your board can’t live without.
Registration is limited with an “early-bird” registration fee of $75 until September 26; it is $95 thereafter. Lunch is available for $6, if ordered by October 2. For more information and registration materials go to www.financialsteward.org or phone 541.440.4601.
Event sponsors include Greater Douglas United Way, the Ford Family Foundation, the Whipple Foundation Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and the Gordon Elwood Foundation.