Greater Minnesota 2018 Nonprofit Academy: Financial Considerations For Fund Raising & Special Events

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Rochester Area Foundation Community Room
12 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester

Fee: $30 for MCN members or nonmembers

The recently passed tax cuts and Jobs Act will have a profound impact on our philanthropic landscape: a reduced ability to itemize deductions for charitable gifts, decreased federal subsidies for charitable giving, and fewer incentives for tax-motivated estate bequests. Nonprofits will need new strategies to focus their requests for support. Join Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, for a presentation on the new law, implications for Minnesota nonprofits, and a look forward on the philanthropic landscape. Then explore the financial implications of fundraising events to better plan for proper accounting of funds. Are you correctly tracking and valuing donations, establishing controls to protect the money you raise, accounting as required for capital campaigns, and meeting all reporting requirements? Come learn how to stay organized financially and how that can help to make your fundraisers more successful and build trust with your stakeholders.


Space for this workshop is limited so please register early! Register online through the Rochester Area Foundation website or via the PDF registration form. For questions, please call Jane at 507-424-2417 or email

About the Presenters

Sandra Jensen, a partner with Hawkins Ash CPAs, provides audit services for nonprofits and serves as chair of the firm’s nonprofit service group. She is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Nonprofit & Healthcare Financial Conference Task Force.

As a manager in the Hawkins Ash CPAs' Rochester office, Joe Nurmi prepares audits, reviews and compiles financials and prepares nonprofit federal and state returns.

Jon Pratt previously worked for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group as an attorney and lobbyist, and as director for the Philanthropy Project. He currently leads the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, an association that sponsors research, training, lobbying and negotiated discounts to strengthen Minnesota’s nonprofit sector.

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