IRS Series for Nonprofits

IRS Update Series for Tax-exempt 501(c)3 Charitable Nonprofits


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A series of conversations with Internal Revenue Service professionals on three important areas of accountability for tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable nonprofits. Presented by the IRS, Exempt Organizations Division; Hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Detroit Chapter.


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Past Series Dates and Times:

Session One: IRS Forms and Filing                
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Get the latest information on filling out IRS 990 forms.


Session Two: Unrelated Business Income  
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about unrelated business income and how to report it.


Session Three: Employment Taxes               
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Explore the tax issues of various types of employment, including independent contractors and consultants.



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Learning Circle For Nonprofit Financial Executives

Sharing To Succeed

The LTU Learning Circle for Nonprofit Financial Executives is a network of nonprofit financial executives meeting regularly for facilitated, peer-driven conversations to share common challenges and learn practical solutions and best practices.  The learning circle is open to any person working for a nonprofit organization in a lead financial management capacity including CFO’s, lead accountants or bookkeepers as well as board members who serve on the financial management or audit committees. The Learning Circle provides a format for peers to discuss professional issues in an informal, self-directed group discussion. These conversations occur both on-ground at Lawrence Technological University and online. This shared learning approach seeks to provide professional development and promote exchange of new information, best practice knowledge and fosters solutions related to financial management at charitable organizations.


The Cultural Alliance for Southeastern Michigan is a partner and supporter of this Learning Circle:   

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The leader and facilitator for the Learning Circle is :

Robert P. Seestadt, CPA
Vice President, Finance & Administration
The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House


The host for these groups is:

Center for Nonprofit Management
Lawrence Technological University 

Free. Registration required. For more information, contact

Fundraising Conditions in 2012

A Seminar offered by the Center for Nonprofit Management

Lawrence Technology University

M218 Buell Building

This seminar of the Center for Nonprofit Management features Adjunct Professor Michael Montgomery who will provide analysis of the results from the 2012 Michigan Fundraising Conditions Survey. Learn how fundraisers and other leaders from nonprofits located across Michigan view their organizations’ 2011 fundraising results, rate current fundraising conditions, and predict for fundraising in 2012.

Study and Presentation materials from February 15, 2012 Seminar on Fundraising Conditions by Adjunct Professor Michael Montgomery available at Fundraising Conditions Survey


Principles and Techniques of Fund Raising 101

Earn credit for the nationally known curriculum "Principles and Techniques of Fund Raising 101" from The Fund Raising School at Indiana University by taking the graduate course at Lawrence Tech University entitled Comprehensive Fund Development (MGT6083).

All participants who complete this five day course will earn credit toward the Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from The Fund Raising School at Indiana University's Center for Philanthropy.

There are two ways to participate in this course to earn the CFRM credit:

1) Any graduate student at Lawrence Technological University may choose as an elective course;


2) Persons from the community may register as a Non-Credit Seminar with payment of a course fee plus cost of the text.


For more information email