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This year’s inaugural conference features breakout sessions related to a broad spectrum of foundation concerns from mission investing to IT security; from HR issues to tax updates. Join us February 4 – 6, 2013, in Las Vegas.

National Foundation Conference: Making Your Foundation’s Future a Safe Bet

  • 11/8/2012

Making Your Foundation’s Future a Safe Bet

Join us for the CliftonLarsonAllen National Foundation Conference. Whether you are a CFO, controller, financial manager, board member, trustee, audit committee member, or other decision maker in a foundation, this intensive learning opportunity has something to offer you. The inaugural conference features breakout sessions related to a broad spectrum of foundation concerns from mission investing to IT security; from HR issues to tax updates.

Event Information
Date: February 4 – 6, 2013
Location: Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
11011 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Reserve a room 
Registration: $375
Register online 
Contact: Shana Vachhani or 612-397-3049

At the end of this conference, you will be able to:

  • Develop ideas to change the culture of your organization
  • Identify and apply spending policies in your organization
  • Identify solutions to successfully balance risk and enhance controls in your organization
  • Leave with resources to better identify emerging risk issues and clear strategies that make a profound short term impact on your organization
  • Understand what it takes to create and lead a team that is engaged and empowered to do its best
  • Navigate the new actors and tools surfacing in the leveraged philanthropy and mission investing arenas
  • Recognize recommended procedures for disaster response, recovery, and restoration along with operational procedures for continuing business operations
  • Understand the tax, liability, and other legal issues that funders should consider when making a grant
  • Expand your knowledge base of various FASB and assurance standards and related authoritative guidance
Monday, February 4
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration
1 – 1:20 p.m. Video: Celebrate! Change Your Lens, Change Your Life
1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Discuss video and opening remarks
1:50 – 2:40 p.m. Crafting an All-Weather Spending Policy
2:40 – 2:50 p.m. Break
2:50 – 3:40 p.m. Balancing Risk While Enhancing Controls
3:40 – 4:10 p.m. The Ins and Outs of Casino Operations
4:10 – 5 p.m. IT Security – Risks, Trends, and Control Strategies
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome reception
Tuesday, February 5
7 – 8 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:10 – 9 a.m. Tax Considerations of Grantmaking in Today’s World
9 – 9:50 a.m. Building an Effective Team
9:50 – 10 a.m. Break
10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Not Your Average Team-Building Exercise
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Working lunch
Keynote: Dr. Lester Salamon, Johns Hopkins University
1:50 – 3:10 p.m. Mission Investing
3:10 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:20 p.m. Business Continuity: Disaster Planning Before the Disaster Happens
Wednesday, February 6
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Funding Intermediaries: The Legal Dimension
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 11 a.m. Accounting and Tax Standards Update
11 – 11:30 a.m. Closing remarks
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Conference concludes