Fall 2018 Board Masters: Nonprofit Board Training

Coming Soon: “Board Masters” Nonprofit Board Training

Nonprofit organizations with gross receipts of less than $1M are required to file a Form 990 with the IRS annually.  Imagine being a board member of nonprofit and finding out that the volunteer serving as the treasurer of the organization didn’t file a 990 for three consecutive tax years and consequently the organization is faced with paying penalties and federal income taxes, not to mention filing all the paperwork again to regain tax exempt status. Does this really happen? Yes it does.

 Nonprofits in Nebraska’s communities are generally organizations that raise money to benefit specific groups of people like veterans or youth or raise money for community betterment projects. Nonprofits can be churches, foundations, schools, arts and civic organizations, historical societies, housing organizations, etc. If you serve on local board, you may be overseeing a nonprofit organization. 

Nebraska Extension and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands are partnering to bring Board Masters: Nonprofit Board Training to several locations throughout Nebraska:

  • August 28 in Valentine at The Niobrara Lodge (803 E. Highway 20)
  • August 29 in O’Neill at the Holt County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room (204 N 4th Street)
  • September 12 in McCook at the Keystone Events Center (Third Floor) (402 Norris Ave.)
  • September 13 in Broken Bow at Custer County 4-H Building, Custer Co. Fairgrounds (44100 Memorial  Drive)
  • September 24 in Seward, Seward Civic Center (East Basement), 616 Bradford Street
  • September 26 in Falls City, Falls City Senior Center (Community Room, 221 W. 16th Street
  • October 4 in Central City at the Merrick County 4-H Building, Merrick Co. Fairgrounds (1784 Fairgrounds Road)

All sessions will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a light dinner is included.

Extension Educator Emeritus, Vernon Waldren and Extension Educators Carroll Welte and Jessica Jones will provide the latest information all board members need to know to keep their nonprofit organizations compliant and boards operating smoothly. They will discuss:

  •  Mission and Vision, Board Structure, and Meaningful Engagement
  • Finance and Compliance
  • Recruitment, Team Building, Improvement and Evaluation

For more information or to register go to: http:communityvitality.unl.edu/nonprofitbootcamp or http://go.unl.edu/chd4 contact: Jessica Jones in Johnson County Extension Office (jessica.jones.@unl.edu or 402.335.3669) or Carroll Welte in the Burt County Extension Office (cwelte1@unl.edu or 402.374.2929). This program is being brought to area as part of Extension’s Community Vitality Initiative.