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2022 Not-for-Profit Conference


Strategies for a Stronger Community!

This annual conference is built to address challenges, risks and opportunities relevant to the professional Not-for-Profit community.

Attendees will not only receive expert insight into the unique financial aspects of nonprofits, but also provide leadership tools to move organizations forward.


Learning Objectives

To update CPAs, leaders, and business professionals in the not-for-profit arena on the latest issues and trends.

Colorado Society of CPAs
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Who Should Attend

Professionals who work with and in Not-for-Profit Organizations.



Advanced Preparation


COCPA + Webcast
7887 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 US
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Event Information
May 19, 2022
8:30 am - 4:40 pm MDT
COCPA + Webcast
7887 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 US
Total CPE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Audit and Tax Update for Nonprofits in 2022
Adam Pyzdrowski, CPA and Sarah Hintz, CPA
  • Recognize COVID-19 relief programs available to nonprofits, who qualifies, and impact nonprofit orgs.
  • Discuss new and proposed FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) and effective dates.
  • Identify new audit standards and common follow-up discussions with auditees
  • Articulate ongoing compliance initiatives and recent legislative changes that have a potential impact on your organization
  • Describe the impact of the Unrelated Business Income final regulations issued in response to the reporting changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
9:45 am
You Can Control This! - Internal Controls in a Changing Not-For-Profit World
Jennifer Richards, CPA - CA

Overview of how not for profit organizations have changed or might consider changing their internal controls in the continually evolving workplace and control environment post COVID. 

  • What controls might need to change given complete, hybrid (or unexpected!) remote work?
  • How to deal with “the great resignation” when it comes to designing controls. 
  • Are you cyber aware? Considerations regarding information security controls and data privacy.
10:35 am
10:45 am
Single Audit Update
Karen Miessner, CPA, CFE
  • COVID Relief funds – Single audit for the first time
  • Tips for auditors who are working with clients who have never had to do a single audit before
  • Here’s a quick overview of everything that came down, and talk more from the single audit perspective
11:35 am
12:25 pm
Endowments - Accounting and Investing
Kevin Ross, CPA, MBA and Steven Fraley CFA, MBA

Endowments present a variety of challenges for nonprofit organizations. This webinar seeks to highlight the key considerations, treatment, and tracking of endowments in order to properly account for these funds.

  • Identify when you have an endowment.
  • Discuss how to treat endowments.
  • Explore how to track and disclose endowments.
  • Best practices for investments in endowments
  • Outsourcing portfolio
  • When do you need an investment advisor
1:15 pm
Major Changes Coming for Colorado Employers
Sean Gallagher and Gillian Bidgood

The end of the current session of the Colorado General Assembly will be on May 11, and with it will come a number of major changes in Colorado’s employment laws.  This is on top of a number of recent changes at the federal level.  This program will discuss those key changes and provide practical tips to assist Colorado Not-for-Profits in dealing with them.

2:05 pm
2:15 pm
Cryptocurrency - What it is, and Why it Should be on Your Radar
Tom Koceja
  • What is cryptocurrency
  • Why is it trending
  • Why should you care about it
  • What you should know as a nonprofit
3:05 pm
Advice From a Grantor’s Perspective
Kristin Calder, Noah Atencio, Janice Fritsch, Katy Arnold, and Carrie Tynan
  • Change in priority from grantors 
  • Reserves, especially after COVID
  • Managing contributions and other funding issues
    • Negative net income due to multi-year gifts received in prior years
  • Watchdog Organizations – What changes are on the horizon?
  • Liquidity footnotes
  • Diversity in practice – What does this mean to grantors?
  • How are grantor organizations looking at liquidity


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