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Presenter: Mary Tovella Dowling, Esq. and 1 more

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Regulatory Compliance for Nonprofit Organizations Day I
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT (including a 30-min. break)

Complying with California Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations

   State regulatory requirements
   Meeting state reporting requirements
   Maintaining state business license requirements
   Issues in state regulatory compliance

Reviewing IRS Organizational and Reporting Requirements

   Exemption requirements under IRC section 501
   Filing form 1023
   Filing form 990
   Recent cases and regulatory guidance

Complying with Regulations on Fundraising and Charitable Giving

   Allowable methods of fundraising
   Using commercial fundraisers
   Nonprofit donation rules

Regulatory Compliance for Nonprofit Organizations Day II
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:15 pm PDT (including a 30-min. break)

What NOT to Do: Keeping Organization Activities in Compliance

   Treatment of unrelated business income
   Allowable (and prohibited) lobbying and political activities
   Joint ventures and investing

Focus on Good Governance

   What is good governance?
   Issues in board composition
   Executive compensation
   Policies and procedures

Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Regulatory Compliance

   Case studies on avoiding private benefit, private inurement and self-dealing

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Accountants/CPAs
  • Attorneys

     8.5 CPE Credits

     7.0 California CLE Hours
     8.5 New York CLE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers accountants 8.5 intermediate-level CPE credits, consisting of 7.5 CPE credits in in the area of Business Law and 1.0 credit in Regulatory Ethics. Basic business and accounting knowledge is beneficial, and no advance preparation is recommended.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org. Sponsor No. 103015.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CLE sponsor for California attorneys (No. 8306) and this course offers 7.0 CLE hours (1.0 Ethics).

HalfMoon Education Inc. is certified by the New York State CLE Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. This nontraditional format course offers 8.5 CLE hours, consisting 7.5 Areas of Professional Practice hours and 1.0 Ethics hour, which are appropriate for experienced attorneys.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to online prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Mary Tovella Dowling, Esq.

Founder & Managing Partner at For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)

Ms. Dowling is a passionate advocate for her clients, across various industries and sectors. She holds a B.S. degree, cum laude, in Business Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and she has been admitted to practice in California and Arizona. Using her unique background that couples a strong understanding of business with her legal skills, Ms. Dowling represents a wide variety of public charities, private foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, including museums, religious and faith-based organizations, social welfare organizations, sports-based organizations, business leagues, educational institutions and social clubs. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego, and serves as the supervising attorney at the Nonprofit & Business Clinic at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

May L. Harris, Esq., M.A.

Founder & Managing Partner at For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)

Ms. Harris has over 20 years of executive, development, and leadership experience within the nonprofit sector and within socially innovative businesses. Ms. Harris graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000, and subsequently earned her Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management in 2010. Ms. Harris has been admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia. Ms. Harris founded For Purpose Law Group (FPLG) in 2012 in recognition of a largely underserved nonprofit sector. FPLG offers a full spectrum approach to both nonprofit clients and emerging social enterprise clients. Ms. Harris currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership & Education Sciences (SOLES), teaching an upper level course on nonprofit law and risk management.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.