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Not-for-Profit (NFP) Section

Elevate your not-for-profit work and expertise. NFP Section members get unparalleled support through expert-created tools, resources and professional development opportunities.

AICPA® Sections Roadshow

Join us virtually for insight into select premium resources on Tax, Personal Financial Planning (PFP), Not-for-Profit (NFP) and Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) sections.

Get an extensive look at AICPA® sections to make a positive impact on the organizations you serve. You’ll receive access to premium resources, tools and guides.

Join us live online on Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 to get an exclusive look into what section membership is all about and how you can boost your career!

To see the full agenda and learn more about the event, click register now.

AICPA® Sections Roadshow

Join us virtually for insight into select premium resources on Tax, Personal Financial Planning (PFP), Not-for-Profit (NFP) and Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) sections.

Get an extensive look at AICPA® sections to make a positive impact on the organizations you serve. You’ll receive access to premium resources, tools and guides.

Join us live online on Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 to get an exclusive look into what section membership is all about and how you can boost your career!

To see the full agenda and learn more about the event, click register now.

Benefits of joining the NFP Section

Comprehensive portfolio of tools, resources, and insights designed to help you tackle NFP-specific scenarios — from tax compliance to financial reporting and assurance

Comprehensive NFP resources

Premium tools and resources covering NFP accounting, audit, tax and governance


Comprehensive NFP resources

Premium tools and resources covering NFP accounting, audit, tax and governance

16 free CPE hours

4 webcasts + self-study courses ($770+ value)


16 free CPE hours

4 webcasts + self-study courses ($770+ value)

NFP news alerts

Updates on standards, regulatory requirements, industry trends and more


NFP news alerts

Updates on standards, regulatory requirements, industry trends and more

Dedicated community

Network with fellow leaders and advisers committed to serving the NFP industry


Dedicated community

Network with fellow leaders and advisers committed to serving the NFP industry

Webcast library

On-demand learning covering the latest NFP industry developments


Webcast library

On-demand learning covering the latest NFP industry developments

Special discounts

Members receive 20% off NFP certificates, other online CPE and more


Special discounts

Members receive 20% off NFP certificates, other online CPE and more

Illustrative financial statements

Comprehensive examples for large and small NFPs, with supporting schedules and footnotes


Illustrative financial statements

Comprehensive examples for large and small NFPs, with supporting schedules and footnotes

Audit Committee Toolkit

Collection of tips, checklists and templates for you to share with NFP board members


Audit Committee Toolkit

Collection of tips, checklists and templates for you to share with NFP board members

MD&A Best Practices

Practical guidance on management discussions and analyses for NFP stakeholders


MD&A Best Practices

Practical guidance on management discussions and analyses for NFP stakeholders

Learn more about Not-for-Profit (NFP) Section

Discover the premier benefits of NFP Section membership. Stay current on industry developments, boost your technical expertise and get the support you need to elevate your services and professional growth.

NFP

Not-for-Profit Section

Not-for-Profit (NFP) Section

Discover the premier benefits of NFP Section membership to stay current on industry developments, elevate your technical expertise and bolster your professional growth.

Annual section membership: $210

From $210 /yr

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to common questions about NFP Section benefits, resources and more.

Membership

Eligibility

Does the NFP Section offer individual and firm memberships?
The NFP Section membership is an individual-based membership and not a firm-based membership.

What if several people in my firm want access to NFP Section content and webcasts?
Because NFP Section membership is an individual membership, each person would have to be an AICPA member and join the NFP Section. Please contact NFP staff at nfpsection@aicpa.org for more information and assistance.

Renewals

When do I renew my NFP Section membership?
Section (and AICPA) membership renewals must be completed by July 31.

How do I renew my NFP Section membership?
Renew your NFP Section membership on your renewal notice or contact us by selecting the chat icon to the right of your screen, or visiting our help page for frequently asked questions and other contact information.

What is the cost to renew my NFP Section membership?
Current pricing is listed on the membership dues page.

Pricing and renewals

Why did I receive a section renewal notice? I only recently became an NFP Section member.
Section membership dues follow the same timeline and process as your general membership dues. (All membership renewal payments are due each year by July 31; the first renewal notices are sent in June.)

A section membership runs from Aug. 1 through July 31. Your initial dues are prorated based on the month you joined.

For example:

If you purchased a section membership in May, June or July 2022, your initial payment was prorated for 14, 15 or 16 months, respectively, to cover the remaining months in the 2021–22 membership year, plus the upcoming 2022–23 membership year. Your membership would expire July 31, 2023. This means you would not receive a renewal notice for section membership during the 2022–23 membership year.

If you purchased a section membership from January to April 2022, your initial payment was prorated to cover the remaining months in the 2021–22 membership year only, and your membership would expire July 31, 2022. This means you would receive a renewal notice for section membership during the 2022–23 membership year.

Go to My Profile to view your specific renewal date.

Benefits

Resources

Why should I join the NFP Section?

  • The NFP Section offers tools, resources, education, discounts and community engagement for those who serve not-for-profits externally, as well as those who work directly for not-for-profits.

  • Access to our Resource Library which covers issues in financial accounting & reporting, assurance, tax compliance, and governance & management.

  • Monthly webcasts on NFP-industry topics with four complimentary topics. That’s eight hours of CPE — free with your membership!

  • In addition, receive regular Not-for-Profit News Updates to ensure you’re among the first to know about new standards and guidance affecting NFPs, as well as access to exclusive discounts on a variety of AICPA NFP products, programs and conferences.

  • You have access to a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the success of NFPs and who are ready to share knowledge, opportunities and ideas.

What types of resources does the NFP Section offer?
The NFP Section offers resources on not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting, assurance, tax compliance, and governance. These resources come in various formats, ranging from comprehensive toolkits, in-depth articles, and white papers to checklists, sample policies and templates. All are designed to promote industry best practices and help increase your technical knowledge and on-the-job efficiency.

As a board member of a not-for-profit, can I access the NFP Section’s resources?
Yes, as long as you are a member of the Section. If you are not a CPA, you can join as a non-CPA Associate of the AICPA and then add the NFP Section.

Does the NFP Section answer technical questions?
The AICPA NFP Section does not provide technical advice. However, we provide and can help you locate relevant guidance and resources.

  • Try a keyword search at the top of our website, and be sure to filter on “Resources” (Category) and “Not-for-Profit” (Topic).

  • As an AICPA member, you also have access to the AICPA Technical Hotline.

Please contact us if you don’t find what you need.

Why can’t I download a specific resource?
Many of our resources are “NFP Section exclusives” and available only to NFP Section members. If you are a member and cannot access a resource, please email us at nfpsection@aicpa.org.

Webcasts

Can I choose which webcasts are my four complimentary ones?
No. The four complimentary webcasts are selected by members of the NFP Section’s technical team and are offered at the end of each quarter.

Where can I find the webcast schedule?
View our full annual webcast calendar.

Can I view a recording if I miss a webcast?
Archived webcasts can be viewed and downloaded. You must attend the live session if you wish to view a webcast for CPE credit.

How do I register for a webcast?
Click on the link from the webcast calendar. It will open a registration page.

Section members who have elected to receive our NFP eAlerts are auto-enrolled for the four complimentary webcasts and will receive details and instructions before each event via email.

How do I get CPE credit for the webcasts?
You are required to respond to 75% of the random attendance checks that will pop up on your screen. Disable all pop-up blockers on your computer to receive these checks.

Once you have responded to 75% of these random attendance checks, you can access your CPE certificate by tapping or clicking on the orange “Get CPE” button located in the webcast toolbar.

If you are eligible for but unable to print your CPE certificate at the end of the event, you will receive a post-event email with a link to your CPE certificate. Per NASBA, you cannot earn CPE by watching the archive of any AICPA webcast.

Discounts

What discounts are available to me as a section member?
View a list of current discounts available to NFP Section members in our .

How do I take advantage of these discounts? Do I need special promo codes?
Discounts available on AICPA products and programs are applied automatically during the checkout process for your online order.

NFP eAlerts

Why am I not receiving Not-for-Profit News Updates?
There are two common culprits:

  1. Check your spam folder and be sure to add both AICPA_NewsUpdate@e2.aicpa.org and aicpanfp@e2.aicpa.org to your safe senders list.

  2. Double-check your communication preferences located under your member profile settings. Make sure you are subscribed to “NFP Section” under “Section membership” and “AICPA News Update” under “General information.” Please note that the global “Unsubscribe” at the top of the list of online communications will override any individual newsletter subscriptions.

If you are still not receiving Not-for-Profit News Updates after checking these areas, please contact us.

How often do you send Not-for-Profit News Updates and eAlerts?
The Not-for-Profit News Update, part of the AICPA Update, goes out weekly. Occasionally, we send “special alerts” to relay breaking news or announcements that are time-sensitive or urgent.

I no longer wish to receive your eAlerts. How do I unsubscribe?
We’re sorry to hear that! Please let us know if there are changes that would make our NFP eAlerts more relevant for you. You can unsubscribe using the link provided at the bottom of each eAlert, or via your communication preferences, located under your member profile settings.

Social

How do I connect with other NFP Section members?
So glad you asked! We have four great options:

  • Join our LinkedIn Group (NFP Section members only)

  • Join our Facebook Group (NFP Section members only)

  • Start or join a conversation on Twitter using the hashtag, #aicpaNFP

  • Come to one of the AICPA’s annual conferences

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