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Basic Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations: What Lawyers Need to Know (Webcast)

  • Attorneys / Legal Services


The Practising Law Institute is offering a live webcast entitled Basic Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations: What Lawyers Need to Know on April 21, 2021 from 9:00 AM-12:45 PM Eastern.

Registration: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application at

Why You Should Attend

An understanding of basic nonprofit accounting principles and best practices is critical for anyone who either represents a nonprofit organization or has financial/management responsibilities within one.  Led by a faculty of highly experienced lawyers and accountants, Basic Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations will explain in “plain English” the fundamental accounting concepts that lawyers and nonprofit managers need to understand to ensure compliance and transparency, as well as best practices and “red flags” to watch for.

What You Will Learn
  • Basic accounting concepts for nonprofit professionals and attorneys who represent nonprofit organizations
  • What Board members and nonprofit officers and managers should be looking for; Identifying the “red flags”; When should you call outside help?
  • Lessons learned: What nonprofit professionals wish they had known and understood about financial concepts
  • Special issues: What are the particular concerns of distressed higher education and
  • healthcare institutions?
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all lawyers who either represent, or have financial responsibilities within, nonprofit organizations, as well as related professionals and nonprofit managers who need a basic understanding of the relevant accounting principles.


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    Pennsylvania CLE: Three (3.0) Substantive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board has adopted a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement.

    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)