Aug 22 2017

Chaminade University of Honolulu will host its 14th Annual Nonprofit Organizations One-Day Seminar at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 22nd.

The seminar will provide valuable information on current issues and changing requirements that affect every nonprofit. It is vital that you are not only aware of these changes, but understand how to come in to compliance with them. The session will also provide insights that will help organizations deal with the unique challenges facing them today. This is an efficient way to get up to date and keep your organization in compliance. 

Linda Ezuka will present "Development Ethics: How to lead your nonprofit’s development program with integrity and not get caught in common circumstances that can erode stakeholder confidence." September 22nd at 1:30 PM.

Event Details...

Recent legislative and regulatory changes make this year’s seminar especially relevant. This seminar is an excellent opportunity for nonprofits to get caught up on new rules, including new rules on Form 990 and Act 174 relating to charitable trusts and nonprofit organizations. Experts will guide attendees through the tricky maze of tax-exempt compliance and review the categories and governing instruments for tax-exempt organizations. They will also update attendees on new laws, which protect a nonprofit organization's status, the audit accounting standard, use of tax-exempt entities, and strategies for maintaining a tax-exempt status. Registration fee is $199 per person if registering by August 31, 2017; thereafter is $249.00 per person. Discount rates are being offered to HANO, HAIS, and HAPA members. Members should inquire with their respective organizations. Please see the online registration form for the respective organizations’ points of contact.  Click here for additional event information.


May 18 2017

I am a nonprofit, I don't have to worry about business income, right? I received my exemption status, so I am exempt from all taxes, right? I can just let my accountant worry about these subtleties so I can focus on my mission, right? 


Do you know how to differentiate between your related and unrelated business income? Unrelated business income tax (UBIT) is a tax that all nonprofits could be subject to depending on your activities.  It is not enough for you to deliver on just your mission, your stakeholders... your funders, your clients, and yes, the IRS, expects that you effectively manage your business too.  

Here is an excellent article from the Guidestar Blog: UBIT: What your organization should know by Friedman LLP

Is it time to pause and focus a little on your business?  UBIT-cha!  


Aug 20 2016

Did you know that in 2015 total charitable contributions totaled $373.25 billion?  Did you also know that 71% of the contributions were from individuals?  The single largest contributor to the increase over last year year, was in increase of $9.77 billion in giving by individuals.

Does your fund development program mirror national statistics? 

To learn more and to inform your fund development programs, check out Giving-USA's website here:

You can download free reports and share them with your financial committee and board members!  

Ready, get set... friend-raise! 

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