Adirondack Community Trust to host seminars for nonprofit organizations

LAKE PLACID The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) invites staff and board members of nonprofit organizations to two seminars designed to strengthen the impact they have on clients and their communities. ACT encourages nonprofit excellence by providing training seminars, resources for best practices and collaborative opportunities for the nonprofit organizations serving the region. Come learn in an informative and entertaining setting and network with staff and volunteers from other nonprofit organizations serving our region. The first session Oct. 16 is The New 990 Preparing for Opportunities and Challenges. The Adirondack Community Trust is teaming up with two respected professional advisors, Barbara Dwyer, CPA and Amy Smith, Attorney to offer an informative seminar on the most significant consequences of the changes to the IRS Form 990 on nonprofit fund raising, communications, financial management and disclosure capacities. This seminar teaches practical tools to assess and address your current systems that will affect your 990 information; solid comprehension of the new form and how the public will view and analyze the information; and confidence and readiness to lead your organization in making proactive changes before your auditor arrives. The second session will be Oct. 21, entitled Asset Development Survive and Thrive in a Challenging Economy. Growing your organizations asset base is hard work. Doing it during difficult economic times makes it even harder. Yet there are organizations who continue to grow and thrive by having a vision, mission and strategic plan that allow them to accomplish their philanthropic goals. Dave Edwards will share his insight on how to help organizations achieve a clarity of vision and maximize their resources even during tough economic times. Dave is a principal with Sutherland/Edwards, LLC, Consultants to Philanthropy. His firm provides consulting services to philanthropic organizations with an emphasis on community and private foundations. For more information and registration go to www.GenerousACT.org or contact Andrea Grout at 523-9904 or Andrea@GenerousACT.org.

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