A booth, a golden ticket, a game, and sessions at AICPA 2019

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You might have known us in the past as Abila, but our MIP accounting software is stronger than ever and now a part of the Community Brands family of tech for nonprofits, associations, and K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations. We’re excited to be Gold Sponsors this year at the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference in D.C. and looking forward to an amazing event with all attendees!

First things first

As soon as you check in, reach into your conference bag and you’ll find an MIP Golden Ticket. Be sure to fill out your information on the ticket and present it at Community Brands Booth #206 to enter a drawing for a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

But there’s more: the Passport Game

Visit the participating eight vendors in the Exhibit Hall (including our Booth #206) to get stamped. Once you collect all eight, submit for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including an Apple TV. You’ll find your Passport Game card in your conference bag.

Say hi at the Networking Reception

Take the edge off after your travels and join us at Booth #206 for the Networking Reception, Monday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by MIP by Community Brands! Stop by and say hi to the team, and don’t forget to drop off your Golden Ticket and get your Passport stamped!

Educational sessions for nonprofit financial professionals

Don’t miss this session, presented by Brandy Keller, Director of Product Management and Marketing, on creating a plan for your nonprofit’s growth.

Session: Creating a Blueprint for Growth

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:50 – 5:40 p.m.

Track: Accounting & Auditing

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

CPE Credit: 1.0

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Advanced Preparation: None

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of not-for-profit operations, auditing, accounting and/or compliance requirements. General experience working in, or auditing, not-for-profits, including those NFPs audited under GAGAS.

Description: Based on industry studies, 80 percent of nonprofit finance professionals say their organization plans to grow in the next 12-18 months. But how do you plan for growth? How are your peers planning for growth? Knowing that nonprofit growth presents its own unique set of challenges, and, if not managed properly, can actually hurt your organization, you need a solid strategy to go forward. In this session, we’ve taken feedback from hundreds of organizations facing growth challenges and consolidated best practices into a step-by-step guide to evaluate growth opportunities and prepare your organization to dive in.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which growth opportunities to pursue
  • Formulate a comprehensive growth plan while applying a risk management framework
  • Identify technology requirements for accommodating growth
  • Use effective people management techniques to maintain morale throughout the transition

We’re also hosting a Learning Lab intended for nonprofit finance professionals on how to identify and deter fraud in your organization.

Session: The Perfect Storm: Protecting Your Nonprofit from the Devastation of Fraud

Wednesday, June 10, 2019, 10:25 – 10:45 a.m.

Speaker: Scott Williams, Sales Engineer, MIP, Community Brands

Room: The Exhibit Hall

Description: Fraud is always a threat to nonprofit organizations. Tight budgets and staff shortages often contribute to a lack of oversight and prevention measures. This makes nonprofits more vulnerable, and the cost of vulnerability is a high one. After this session, you’ll be the Sherlock Holmes of nonprofit fraud. You’ll learn to:

  • Understand the profile of someone most likely to commit fraud
  • Understand the most common types of fraud that occur
  • Understand how you can use MIP to deter fraud

See you in D.C.!

We look forward to seeing you at our booth throughout the week and at our sessions. Stop by to learn more about why MIP Fund Accounting is the software of choice for your nonprofit. In the meantime, feel free to check out our recently-launched MIP Cloud.

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