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2017 Educational Calendar

Board Boot Camp


April 25, 2017 5:00-8:00 pm

Neshaminy Activity Center

1842 Brownsville Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053


The Board Boot Camp program has been designed for both new and experienced board members to learn or refresh their skills on being an effective nonprofit board member. This does not happen by accident, but rather by thoughtful and consistent attention to the role of board members in your organization.

We focus on skills effective board members possess. By structuring the evening into two tracks, we are able to direct the discussion at the appropriate level for each group.


Cost is $35 for the first person and $15 pp for each additional board member from the same organization.

Freshman Track ~ for individuals who have served for less than two years on a nonprofit board and are interested in learning about the more general duties of board members.

Advanced Track ~ for individuals who have experience serving for many years or on a variety of boards and are looking to gain insight on the tools used by more mature boards.

4:30-5:00 pm Registration & Light Refreshments
5:00-5:40 pm General Duties of All Board Members

5:45-6:25 pm

Freshman Session --Understanding Strategic planning
Advanced Session--Advanced Strategic Planning

6:25-6:35 pm Break

6:35-7:15 pm

Freshman Session--Fundamentals of Fundraising for Boards
Advanced Session--Understanding Data and Finances as a key to Capacity Building

7:15-7:55 pm

Freshman Session --Financial Oversight for Boards
Advanced Session--The Vital Role of Engagement-CEO & Board

8:00 pm Adjourn



Nonprofit Finance Forum:


What the NEW


FASB Rules Mean to Your




Friday, April 28, 2017

8:30 AM-12:00 PM


The Bucks Club-2600 York rd., Jamison PA

$10 pp including breakfast


The Nonprofit Financial Forum will focus on the FASB changes, cyber security and offer an optional interactive discussion on the Uniform Grant Guidance.  Registration is $10 pp and includes a light breakfast.  You are invited to participate in all or part of the morning.


8:00                                  Registration & Breakfast


8:30-9:45                          Accounting Standards Update

The Financial Accounting Standards Board released a new standard for nonprofits that will be effective for calendar year ends of 12/31/18 and fiscal year ends of 6/30/19.   While that seems a long way off there are some steps you should take in 2017 to be ready.  We will also discuss the upcoming Revenue Recognition standard and the effect that could have on your reporting.


9:45-10:45 AM                   Cyber Security                   

During this accelerated session we will highlight current cyber risks, issues & threats, as well as propose steps that your organization can take to lessen your risk areas.


10:45-11:00 AM                 Break


11:00-12:00 PM                 Uniform Grant Guidance   

If you receive federal funds either directly or through a state or County source, you have most likely been through the first round of the audit.   What have we learned?  What do we need to work on?  Are we ready for the implementation of the purchasing requirements that went into effect a year later?  This will be a workshop style discussion.  Bring your questions and concerns.


The fee for the program is $10 pp and registration is required.



Nonprofit University 2017


Monday, June 12, 2017

Bucks County Community College

Newtown, PA


LINK TO NPU 2017 site

CCNM Around Town


May 11, 2017

Strong Financial Foundation, Strong Community Impact: 10 Strategies for Sustainability-Cindy Wharton, CPA

TriCounty Community Network

Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown PA

$15 Members, $25 Non-Members

Link to Conference Site


May 17, 2017

Board Motivation & Fundraising-Liz Vibber

Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute

DeSales University

$85.00 AFP Member; $125 Non-Member

Link to Conference Site


September 13, 2017

Building Your Best Board-Liz Vibber

Nonprofit Institute

International House, Philadelphia, PA

Registration information to follow.


September 14, 2017

Is Your Board on Board?-Liz Vibber

Association for Fundraising Professionals

New Leaf Club, Rosemont, PA

$25 AFP members/$100 Nonmembers



For information and registration for any of these programs, please contact Liz Vibber lvibber@bbco-cpa.com

The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer a series of one and two hour training sessions for busy Boards.

Our training professionals are able to attend your regular Board meetings and conduct mini-trainings in a variety of areas. Popular topics include:

  • Strategic Thinking for Boards
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • The New Form 990
  • The Board's Role in a Development Plan
  • Understanding your Financial Statements

Allow us customize any topic to suit the needs of your Board. Trainings are 1 -2 hours in length and include handout materials.  For more information, please contact Liz Vibber, 215-343-2727 or e-mail: lvibber@bbco-cpa.com






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