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Chambliss/Elliott Davis Decosimo 2016 Nonprofit Seminar


Join us for the Chambliss 2016 Annual Nonprofit Seminar
hosted with Elliott Davis Decosimo!

Chattanoogan Hotel Amphitheater, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 

Thursday, October 27

1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Seminar Session
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Networking Social

Topics will include:

  • Keynote Address: "Operating Like a Business" 
    When you use data and metrics to improve operations and manage the performance of the organization, there's a more compelling story to tell and board members are better equipped to advise.
    Presented by Maeghan Jones, President, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
  • Board Governance: "Function or Dysfunction?"
    Why it is important to run an organization like a "business" for nonprofit board members? This presentation will focus on how the development of effective operating metrics, and the board's oversight of such metrics, not only provides for better performance from an operating standpoint, but also insures compliance with board member ethical and legal requirements. In short, implementing clear metrics and effective oversight assures function and avoids dysfunction.
    Presented by Jim Catanzaro, Shareholder, Chambliss Law Firm
  • What Do Your Financial Statements Say about Your Organization?                                         
     It's important to understand the story that your organization's financial statements tell and the impact upcoming proposed and finalized accounting standards will have on that story. 
    Presented by Rose Decosimo, Shareholder, Elliott Davis Decosimo
  • "What's Wrong with This Scenario?" - Avoiding Financial Reporting Pitfalls
    Knowing how to spot when something isn't right can keep your organization out of hot water. We'll highlight case studies demonstrating nonprofit revenue recognition pitfalls to avoid.
    Presented by Paul Beckmann, Senior Manager, Elliott Davis Decosimo  
  • Four Million More Employees Now Entitled to Overtime.
    Did that headline get your attention? The U.S. Department of Labor recently published new rules 
    updating the overtime regulations that some have estimated will extend overtime pay protections 
    to over 4 million workers. Learn the ins and outs of these new rules, as well as how your 
    organization can ensure compliance (or face the consequences).
    Presented by Justin Furrow, Shareholder, Chambliss Law Firm
  • Does Your 990 Tell Your Story.
    Taxable income and nonprofit reporting: What you need to know about using your 990 to accurately inform the IRS and others about your activities and policies.
    Presented by Shelton Swafford Chambers, Senior Manager, Elliott Davis Decosimo
  • Story Time with Nonprofit Leaders: A Moderated Panel

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