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2019 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

16 - 18
Jan 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (All day) to Friday, January 18, 2019 (All day)

In partnership with The University of Texas School of Law, Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to present the 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute and Literacy Workshop on January 16, 17-18, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. 

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2018 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

17 - 19
Jan 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Four Seasons Hotel

In partnership with The University of Texas School of Law, Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to present the 35th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute and Literacy Workshop on January 17, 18-19, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. 

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Community Foundation Boot Camp

17 - 18
Aug 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Denver, CO

Presented in partnership with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and Colorado Association of Funders, Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to announce this upcoming educational program.

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2017 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

11 - 13
Jan 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (All day) to Friday, January 13, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX

In partnership with The University of Texas School of Law, Philanthropy Southwest is pleased to present the 34th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Workshop and Institute.
Registration is now open!

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2016 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

13 - 15
Jan 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 3:30pm to Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Austin, TX

Presented by The University of Texas School of Law and Philanthropy Southwest, mark your calendar for the 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Primer and Institute on January 13, 14–15, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas.

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6th Annual 2015 Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar For Private Foundations

16 - 18
Sep 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Save the date! Philanthropy Southwest member El Pomar Foundation is sponsoring their 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar For Private Foundations.

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2014 Legislative Update

Publication date: 
11/2014
Only days after the mid-term elections will have been held, this session will explore what it all means for philanthropy and the legislative priorities affecting the sector. Join seasoned Congressional observers for a discussion about the legislative and regulatory landscape as it stands at the end of 2014 and what 2015 could look like. Topics will include charitable giving incentives, tax reform, the private foundation excise tax, and an update on what’s happening at the IRS and the Treasury Department. PRESENTERS: Jeff Hamond, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates, Washington, D.C.; Andrew...

Private Foundations: What Should be Keeping You Up at Night

Publication date: 
11/2014
Private foundation laws and regulations are not always intuitive. As a result, some organizations may find they are at risk of significant tax penalties due to something they have either been doing or not doing−in some cases for years. Panelists will discuss the issues they are seeing relevant to private foundation tax law, governance, accounting and legal issues. Learn how to resolve these problematic situations and how to prevent them in the future. Session Objectives: • Identify the tax/legal/governance/accounting issues most likely to jeopardize a private foundation’s tax compliance • Learn...

Ponzi or Madoff: Who was the Bigger Villain?

Publication date: 
10/2013
Session Objective: Assess risk management practices to avoid potential fraud Presenter: David Cotton, CPA, CRD, CGFM, Chairman, Cotton & Company, Alexandria, Virginia Session Designer: Linda Blessing

A Foundation's Guide to Advocacy

Publication date: 
01/2010
This valuable resource, produced by the Council on Foundations, guides foundations interested in becoming part of the national policy conversation and educating legislators about their impact in society. It offers advice on scheduling a meeting with a member of Congress; format options for those meetings; sample letter, fax, and e-mail formats; and more.

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