Community Training & Learning Opportunities
Siuslaw Vision doesn’t currently have any training scheduled, but let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll let you know if one of our partners has anything available. If you’re interested in partnering with Siuslaw Vision to bring training to the community, we’d love to explore your idea.
Past Training Events
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop – February 2020
Training for Your Nonprofit Board – January 2019
Siuslaw Vision partnered with Nonprofit Board Training and Resources to offer a workshop that explored the legal duties, rights, and responsibilities of board members under Oregon law. The workshop was designed to give key information to new and veteran nonprofit board members about their leadership roles and responsibilities and was followed by a networking lunch to help people get to know board members from other nonprofits in our region.
It also included training in:
- Safeguarding charitable assets
- Handling restricted funds
- Understanding financial information
- Oversight of nonprofits by the Attorney General
- Protecting tax exempt status – IRS
Workshop Sessions and Presenters
The Attorney General’s Guidance on Board Service
Kirk Harvey, Chief Investigator (retired), Oregon Department of Justice Charitable Activities Section
This popular workshop explores the legal duties, rights and responsibilities of board members under Oregon law. It will also cover nonprofit oversight by the Oregon Department of Justice including handling restricted funds and safeguarding charitable assets.
Understanding Financial Information
Katherine DeYoung, CPA, Nonprofit Board Training and Resources
Understanding the financial health of an organization is a key duty of nonprofit board members. But do you understand what you are looking at when you receive financial statements? In this workshop you’ll learn what questions you should be asking; how to spot trends and red flags; and, how to get a better feel for where your organization is heading.
How to Lose Your Tax Exempt Status (Without Even Trying)
Joe Kroll, Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Division
Losing your organization’s tax exempt status would be devastating to your programs and your funding. Federal tax laws can be intimidating. In this informative session, you’ll learn five ways to avoid jeopardizing your 501(c)(3) status; what the nonprofit annual filing requirements are; whether or not you might have income that is taxable; and what records should be maintained.