On March 29, 2017, GHJ broadcasted an exciting webinar on the 2017 Outlook for Nonprofits. Partner and Nonprofit Practice Leader Donella Wilson of GHJ moderated a provocative discussion with Principal and Nonprofit Tax Leader Lauren Haverlock of GHJ and Nonprofit Consultant Larry Kaplan. For those of you who missed the webinar or wanted to revisit key topics that are relevant to your organization, please click here to download your copy of the webinar. A brief description of topics discussed in the webinar are listed below:

  • Current events and their influence on the charitable world
  • How funding cuts or increases affect publicly funded programs
  • Potential public policy changes from a federal and California perspective
  • How an organization can navigate through potential threats and opportunities
  • Fundraising impacts in today’s new normal

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About Lauren Haverlock (Principal, GHJ)

Lauren Haverlock has over 10 years of experience in public accounting and has focused in the exempt organization area for the last seven years of her career. One of the main focuses that Lauren has is in preparing, reviewing and consulting on federal and state returns for public charities, private foundation and other exempt organizations. Her experience in this area varies from large foundations with over $1 billion in assets to smaller charities with complex structures. Lauren is also a frequent speaker on nonprofit taxes and current industry trends.

About Larry Kaplan (Consultant, Larry Kaplan Consulting)

Larry Kaplan’s specialty is advocacy — and helping advocates and advocacy organizations fundraise, strategize and build their boards. He helps organizations advocate for their causes, advance their missions, reach their fundraising goals and achieve their program objectives. His expertise is managing organizations experiencing change and operating in challenging environments, and in helping advocacy organizations and collaboratives fundraise, strategize and build their boards. He is a problem solver, a “fixer.”

About Donella Wilson (Partner, GHJ)

Donella Wilson is the partner leading the Firm’s Nonprofit Practice and works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. She has over 18 years of public accounting experience providing audit, accounting and special project services. Donella co-chairs the Firm’s nonprofit educational workshops and conferences and is the nonprofit training coordinator for GHJ University. Additionally, Donella is on the planning committee for the California Society of CPAs’ Annual Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference and is co-chair of the 2017 conference.

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Donella Wilson

Donella Wilson, CPA, leads GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice and is also President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of GHJ Foundation, GHJ’s vehicle for purposeful and proactive giving to the community. A leader in both the nonprofit and accounting communities, Donella was recognized as a 2018 “Women…Learn More