Following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding NFP Section membership. Questions are organized by topic. If you don’t see the answer you need here, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the NFP Section offer both individual and firm memberships?
The NFP Section membership is an individual-based membership, not a firm-based membership.
What if there are several people in my firm who want access to NFP Section content and webcasts?
Because NFP Section membership is an individual membership, each person would have to qualify and join the NFP Section. Please contact NFP staff at email@example.com for more information and assistance.
Do I need to be an AICPA member to be a member of the NFP Section?
Yes. AICPA members are welcome to become Section members: regular voting, associate, international associate and non-CPA associate members. We welcome those who are not CPAs and who have management or governance responsibilities with respect to a not-for-profit organization, including those who serve as board members or as volunteers. Join the AICPA as a Non-CPA Associate and then join the Not-for-Profit Section for our wide array of resources and news to support you.
My firm would like to make the not-for-profit organizations we work with members of the NFP Section. Is this possible?
Yes, you can suggest to your NFP professionals that they become individual members of the AICPA and add the NFP Section.
When do I renew my NFP Section membership?
Section (and AICPA) membership renewals must be completed by July 31st.
How do I renew my NFP Section membership?
Renew your NFP Section membership on your renewal notice or contact the AICPA Service Center at 888.777.7077, 9am-6pm ET, Monday-Friday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the cost to renew my NFP Section membership?
You can renew your NFP Section membership for $199.
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. Our Resource Library covers issues in financial accounting & reporting, assurance, tax compliance, and governance & management. We also host monthly webcasts on NFP-industry topics, of which four are complimentary for Section members. That’s eight hours of CPE—free with your membership! In addition, you'll 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. Plus, you’ll be a part of a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the success of NFPs and 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 whitepapers 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). Please contact us if you don’t find what you need. As an AICPA member, you also have access to the AICPA Technical Hotline.
Why can’t I download a specific resource?
Are you a member of the NFP Section? 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 email@example.com.
Do you have an NFP Section member logo I can use in my marketing efforts?
Yes. You can download our logo in multiple colors and formats and view important usage guidelines from the Not-for-Profit Section Member Logo and Usage Guidelines page.
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?
Yes, you can download and view archived webcasts. However, please note that if you wish to view a webcast for CPE credit, you must attend the live session.
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 prior to each event via email.
How do I get CPE credit for the webcasts?
To earn CPE credit, you are required to respond to 75% of the random attendance checks that will pop up on your screen. Ensure your ability to receive these checks by disabling all the pop-up blockers on your computer.
Once you have responded to 75% of these random attendance checks, you will be able to access your CPE certificate by clicking 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, don’t worry, you will receive a post-event email with a link to your CPE certificate. Remember, per NASBA, you cannot earn CPE by watching the archive of any AICPA webcast.
What discounts are available to me as a Section member?
View a list of current discounts available to NFP Section members.
How do I take advantage of these discounts? Do I need special promo codes?
Discounts available on AICPA products and programs will be applied for you automatically during the checkout process for your online order, with the exception of the free first-year subscription to MyCPE Manager. You will need a promo code for that, which you will find in your welcome or renewal email from Chris Cole. If you did not receive or save that email, please contact us. Discounts available from third parties have specific instructions, which you can find using the links provided in our list of discounts.
Why am I not receiving Not-for-Profit News Updates?
There are two common culprits. First, check your spam folder and be sure to add both AICPA_NewsUpdate@e2.aicpa.org and firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list. Second, 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.” Also, note that the global “Unsubscribe” at the top of the list of online communications will override any individual newsletter subscriptions, including ours. After checking these two areas, if you are still not receiving Not-for-Profit News Updates, 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. We also, on occasion, 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.
How do I connect with other NFP Section members?
So glad you asked! We have four great options: