Last September, GuideStar tested the Webinar waters by offering a free on-line seminar for grantmakers. We repeated the experiment in December with a Webinar for charities. Both events were well attended and well received. Based on their success, we decided to jump in with both feet this year.
Our first 2009 Webinar, "Compensation Best Practices," will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 1 p.m. ET. Attorney and former state charity official Karl Emerson and GuideStar vice president Chuck McLean will discuss IRS regulations governing nonprofit compensation and the steps nonprofit leaders should take to protect their organizations from penalties.
The Webinar is being offered at no charge. Get more information or register. Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early.
Future Webinars will focus on a variety of topics, such as grantmaker due diligence, fundraising, the new IRS Form 990, and governance. We've tried to come up with something for each of the many audiences that use GuideStar. Watch your e-mail in-box, the GuideStar Web site, and the Newsletter for more information.
Suzanne E. Coffman, January 2009
© 2009, GuideStar USA, Inc.
Suzanne Coffman is GuideStar's director of communications and editor of the Newsletter.