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OMB Super Circular Webinar Season Pass

NAO Members will receive a discount of $84 when purchasing a Series Pass.

About this event

Online registration is no longer available at this time, as we are approaching maximum capacity.

Want to join us? Please check to see if a space is available by contacting us at [email protected] or (503)239-4001 ext. 123.

A video streamed 90 minute presentation and series of four, 60-minute live webinars, held from November 20, 2014 to April 28, 2015. Hosted by the Nonprofit Association of Oregon and presented by Kay Sohl, national nonprofit consultant and trainer.

About The OMB Super Circular Webinar Series

The OMB Super Circular online training series offers updated information about major changes in requirements for nonprofits that receive federal funds; both directly from federal agencies and in agreements with state or local governments or with other nonprofits. Over five information-rich training sessions you’ll:

  • Get the latest info from OMB about changes that take effect 12-26-14
  • Learn how to calculate your actual indirect cost rate and how you can recover administrative and other indirect costs through your funding agreements
  • Determine if your nonprofit can and should apply for a federally negotiated indirect cost rate
  • Identify the changes you may need to make to comply with new federal rules for procurement – purchasing goods and services
  • Learn the new federal rules for tracking time and effort of employees whose work is supported through more than one funding source

Who Should Attend?

This series will help your whole executive management team – the executive director, fiscal director, program director, and grants manager – get up to speed on the new OMB Uniform Guidance (Super Circular) which contains major changes in requirements for managing federal funds. Beyond the basics, key managers will find step by step guidance to dealing with administrative and other indirect costs, procurement challenges, and the thorny requirement for tracking staff time and effort.


Super Circular Gets Clearer & Closer: OMB Clarifies New Requirements for Managing Federal Funds* (Video-Streamed to Your Computer)
This session was recorded on Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Nonprofits receiving federal funds either directly from federal agencies or through awards from pass-through entities like states, counties, and other nonprofits will enter a brave new world of federal requirements in 2015. Whether you’ve already been tracking the Super Circular (now more commonly called the Uniform Guidance & located at 2 CFR 200), or are just waking up to this new reality, this session will bring you up-to-date on the latest guidance provided in new FAQ’s issued by COFAR, the group charged with helping OMB redesign and communicate requirements that nonprofits must meet.

*This session is also a part of the Nonprofit Fiscal Managers Association (NFMA).

Will the 10% de Minimus Indirect Cost Rate Work for Your Nonprofit? Calculating Your Rate Using the Modified Total Direct Cost Method (Webinar)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
New federal rules require that all funding agreements containing federal dollars allow nonprofits to charge at least a 10% indirect cost rate. Learn how to calculate your indirect cost rate using the required Modified Total Direct Cost method to see if accepting the minimum rate will actually cover your indirect costs and what you can do if it doesn’t.

Applying for a Federal Indirect Cost Rate (Webinar)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Nonprofits that receive funding through direct federal awards are permitted to apply for a federally negotiated indirect cost rate. Explore the options for computing your indirect cost rate and learn how to submit your proposal.

Procurement: Understanding Federal Requirements for Purchasing Goods and Services (Webinar)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Understanding Federal Requirements for Purchasing Goods and Services – the new Uniform Guidance for nonprofits receiving federal funds, both those with direct federal awards and those who receive federal dollars through state and local governments or other nonprofits, contains very specific requirements for how nonprofits are to handle purchasing goods and services. Explore the policies you must put in place, documentation requirements, and the key thresholds for purchasing practices.

Staff Time and Effort – What Difference Does the Super Circular Make? (Webinar)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
OMB’s new Uniform Guidance (the Super Circular) gives clearer guidance about the documentation nonprofits must maintain in order to justify charging personnel costs to various grant agreements, especially costs associated with positions in which the employee’s work benefits more than one grant award or cost center. Learn how you may be able to streamline your tracking of employee time and effort.

What Attendees Say about Kay’s Training

“Kay Sohl is an incredibly engaging presenter. I expected to attend this seminar and slog through legislative changes and perhaps gain a little insight during periods I could gain focus. Instead I found Kay to be upbeat, and entertaining- giving personal experience stories and insight. It was actually fun!” Keith Brown, Deputy Director, Northwest Youth Corps

“Kay managed to keep her audience engaged for the entire workshop, which encompassed an enormous body of literature that most people regard as a necessary evil. Kudos to her and to NAO for sponsoring this timely and humorous presentation.” Sherry Burbach, Janus Youth Programs

Series Pass

Purchase the five session series and save 20% off individual prices!
$164 for members
$248 for non-members

NFMA “Super Circular Gets Clearer & Closer” Session (November 20, 2014)
Live in Portland or Video-Linked to Your Computer
$25 member
$50 nonmember

Individual Webinar Session
$45 members
$65 nonmembers

Register for individual sessions by clicking on the links below:
Applying for a Federal Indirect Cost Rate
Procurement: Understanding Federal Requirements for Purchasing Goods and Services
Staff Time and Effort – What Difference Does the Super Circular Make?

Train your team!

Your registration is per connection – which means for one low price you can share the webinar series with your entire development team, board, or staff via computer/projector and speaker phone. (If you’d like to share your connection outside your organization please contact [email protected] for permission.)

About your presenter

Kay Sohl has provided financial management training and consultation for over 5,000 nonprofit organizations throughout the country. Kay draws upon her experience as an executive director, consultant, auditor, and Board member to create trainings designed to help nonprofit leaders communicate effectively across the barriers of accounting jargon and financial anxieties. Kay is co-author of the The Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook, Fifth Edition. She founded and led TACS/Nonprofit Association of Oregon through 2011, and currently leads nonprofit fiscal leaders discussion networks nationally and in Oregon.