Essential Business Practices for Not-for-Profits

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The unique challenges of not-for-profits create unique business practices to sustain financial health and sustainability. When taking on the responsibility for accounting and finance for a nonprofit client, understand the accounting fluency involved.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recall not-for-profit IRS requirements and Form 990 core elements
  • Identify essential business practices for financial health and sustainability
  • Determine key elements for reporting
  • Recognize the interrelationship of governance, internal controls, fraud prevention and business risks

NASBA CE: 2.0 Hours/Accounting
IRS:  0 Hours
CTEC CE:  0 Hours 

NSA Webinar Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None   
Advance Preparation: None   
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.



Senior Manager, Advisory Services

Wegner CPAs

Melodi returned to public accounting in 2014 after gaining experience teaching in higher education and consulting with not-for-profits.  As a manager, her focus has been developing and coordinating internal and external training as well as working with the audit team performing audits, reviews and advisory services for not-for-profit and religious organizations. Melodi has developed and presented curriculums for over ten client continuing education classes. Additionally, Melodi speaks at conferences all over the United States on a variety of accounting, management and governance topics. Melodi‚Äôs personable presentation skills mixed with her knowledge of the industry and real life examples gives her the ability to present on complex topics in a comprehensible way for her audience. 


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

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NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

The National Society of Accountants 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:

NSA has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the above courses to go towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the state of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at