Events

Events

Complimentary Webinars

Based on our commitment to provide meaningful value to nonprofit organizations, we are pleased to offer periodic nonprofit education session on topics that extend beyond accounting and finance. Each session will be led by guest speakers with specialized knowledge of the nonprofit industry. 

Using Data to Enhance Stories of Impact; Lease Accounting Standard Update

Thursday, May 12, 2022

View Recording

Part 1: Using Data to Enhance Stories of Impact

Telling stories of mission impact in order to build emotional connections is one of the keys to success for nonprofit organizations. In today’s world of data abundance, data analytics is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance these storytelling efforts. Whether clarifying quantitative measurements, highlighting data set relationships, or drawing attention to important statistics, presenting organizational data in a visual and easily digestible format can help bring a story to life. In this portion of the session, Allisa Lovitt, Marketing Manager, and Ryan Van Ostrand, Data Analyst, will identify some common nonprofit performance indicators and share examples of how data analytics is being used within the industry to strengthen insight and engagement.

Part 2: Lease Accounting Standards Update
In this portion of the session, Rose Pinkman, CPA, CFE, Assurance Manager, will provide an update on the implementation of ASC 842-Leases. This will include in-depth information on the following:

  • An overview of what changed from the previous standards to the new standards
  • Lease considerations
  • Accounting for leases, including the accounting entries and disclosures
  • Resources and examples

HR and Its Impact on Your Organization's Success | How the Biden Tax Proposal May Impact Nonprofit Fundraising

View Recording

Part 1: HR and Its Impact on Your Organization’s Success

Presented by:
Steph Vanous and Chad Theis
Zelle Human Resources Solutions

HR is a critical component to any organization regardless of size. However, most people don’t know how to effectively implement HR strategies. In this session, participants will leave with effective action items to implement both traditional and nontraditional HR processes. In this presentation, we will discuss relevant topics related to the current recruiting environment, along with changes and updates organizations need to be aware of with COVID. Ultimately, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of HR, and its impact on the overall success of the organization.

Part 2: How the Biden Tax Proposal May Impact Nonprofit Fundraising

Presented by:
Chad Pfeifer, and/or Jimmy Schulz, CPA, CVA, MT
HBE Tax Practice Leaders

The Biden Administration’s tax proposal contains several components that may directly impact how taxpayers approach advanced charitable giving and estate planning. In this session, we will provide an overview of the proposed changes and how they may impact nonprofit fundraising efforts. Ultimately, it is important that nonprofit organizations understand these proposed changes so they can proactively plan how they will communicate with donors in the event that the changes take effect in the future.

Planning for Succession in the Midst of Uncertainty

View Recording

Succession planning is a challenging topic to address, but it is critical for the success of your organization to have this discussion. The current COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all that leadership changes will happen, whether we have made plans for them or not. Please join special guest trainer, Ingrid Kirst, to learn more about creating a solid plan to make those transitions smoother.

Creating a Talent Management Strategy for Your Organization

Download Resource Guide, View Recording

With special guest speaker, Jeremy Wortman, owner of HRD Initiatives.

Most organizations have a clear understanding and plan for their operational strategy. However, when asked if they have a clear strategy regarding their human capital more than 80% say they have “no plan” or “very little of a plan” (e.g., they may have a staffing plan or do some sort of succession planning). Yet, when asked how important their people are to the ongoing, long-term success of their business the overwhelming response is, “critically important.” Thus, there is a large disconnect between the practice of talent management and its idealized state. Accordingly, this session helps leaders understand the robust nature of talent management and how they can begin thinking and creating a more strategic approach to the acquisition, engagement, development, and retention of their most valuable asset – their people.

During this session participants will explore a framework that they can use to immediately begin assessing their own organization in terms of talent management without over-engineering the process. Participants will be intellectually stimulated to think about the people-side of their business in a more comprehensive and deeper manner; thus, positioning themselves to identify areas of enhancement that drives their operational strategy.

 

At this semi-monthly complimentary webinar series, held for 10 minutes at 10:00 AM every-other Tuesday, HBE professionals and guest speakers will provide timely updates, information, and education on topics that are important for the growth and success of your business or nonprofit organization.

Fixed Income Performance in 2022

May 10, 2022

About this Session

In this week’s 10 Minute Tuesday, Brian Haywood of Buckingham Strategic Wealth will discuss the drivers of fixed-income performance year to date. Brian will also examine the future outlook for interest rates and inflation.

Presenter

Brian Haywood
Investment Strategy Advisor,
Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Brian Haywood takes pride that in an industry where decisions are often driven by commissions and not conscience, he and his team spend their time customizing portfolios on behalf of Buckingham Strategic Wealth clients, upholding their fiduciary responsibility by doing what’s in the best interest of each client. Brian is also a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, lending his insight on the firm’s overall investment strategy.

Data Analytics: Three Simple Questions to Get Started

April 26, 2022

View Recording

About this Session

For most business owners and organizational leaders, the term “data analytics” has become standard (arguably essential) lingo in recent years. Although most savvy leaders easily recognize the importance of using data to understand historical results, identify current trends, and predict future outcomes, it can be very challenging to take the first step toward becoming a data-driven organization.

To help alleviate the pressure of trying to create a large-scale, long-term data analytics program, which can be incredibly overwhelming, businesses can start by introducing data analytics using a more practical day-to-day approach. For those who are ready to take the first step, answering three simple questions can provide the jump start they need to begin harnessing the power of their business intelligence.

Presenter

Allisa Lovitt
Marketing and Executive Support Manager,
HBE LLP

Previous 2022 Webinars

April 12, 2022 – Nebraska Legislative Session Recap for Employers

View Recording

About this Session

Kristen Hassebrook provides an update on the 2022 Nebraska Legislative session on legislation of importance to employers such as tax policy, allocation of federal pandemic funds, employment law, among others.

Presenter

As executive vice president of Legislation & Policy, Kristen Hassebrook lobbies at the state and federal level on behalf of Nebraska businesses. She also engages in issues management with regulatory agencies that regulate Nebraska businesses.

Kristen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska College of Law. She and her husband have two daughters and live outside of Lincoln where they raise livestock.

March 29, 2022 – Market Declines and Human Behavior

View Recording

About this Session

It’s necessary to actively monitor investments during the changing tides of financial markets. But, it is also essential for investors to manage emotional impulses that stem from market ups and downs. Chris will spend a few minutes explaining how investors can successfully ride the waves of

March 15, 2022 – Legacy… Leaving Money, Collectibles & iCloud Data 

View Recording

About this Session

People spend a significant amount of time planning for the distribution of their assets and belongings. Chris will spend a few minutes sharing information about how to designate an iCloud legacy contact that can retrieve your photos, videos & notes w

March 1, 2022 – Maximizing Teamwork in a Hybrid Workspace

View Recording

About this Session

Many companies now offer both in-person and virtual workspace solutions, but navigating this new territory can prove to be complex. Join us as Chad Thies offers solutions for maximizing teamwork in the hybrid workspace.

Presenter

Chad Thies
President
Zelle Human Resource Solutions

Feb. 15, 2022 – Small Cap and Value Stock Performance 

View Recording

Investors who diversify beyond the large companies in the S&P 500 or the Dow Jones also have exposure to small caps or value stocks. Over the past few years these asset classes have not performed as well. In this session, Apollo Lupescu with Dimensional Fund Advisors will provide responses to the following questions surrounding these asset classes:

Has anything changed fundamentally, or does it still make sense for investors to hold those small and value stocks?

Have we seen other similar periods of longer-term underperformance?

Ultimately, how should investors think about these market dimensions and diversification going forward?

Feb. 1 2022 – It’s Tax Time! Preparing to File Your Individual Tax Return

View Recording

In this session, Jared Abrahamson, HBE Senior Accountant, will summarize some key factors that individual taxpayers should be aware of as they prepare to file their 2021 tax return. He will provide an overview of new IRS letters, a list of the typical documents needed for completing your tax return, and other items to consider as you begin gathering your information.

Although the April 15 deadline may seem far away, now is the time to begin planning and organizing to ensure your return is accurate and on time!

Presenter

Jared L. Abrahamson, CPA
Senior Accountant
HBE LLP

Jan. 18, 2022 – Update on Wealth Transfer Taxes

View Recording

On the 2020 presidential campaign trail, then-candidate Joe Biden expressed a desire to reduce the gift and estate tax exemption and increase the max gift and estate tax rate. Once Biden was elected, rumors of potential changes continued. In this session, we will confirm the current estate and gift tax rates, provide an update on potential changes that may yet be in the pipeline, and highlight some important planning points taxpayers should consider going forward.

Presenter

Chad L. Pfeiffer
Principal
HBE LLP

2021 Webinars

Dec. 7, 2021 – Two Part Year End Session

View Recording

In this two-part session, we will focus on several year-end planning considerations for taxpayers. First, Brian Klintworth, CPA, MT, HBE Tax Director, will provide an overview of tax planning issues, including President Biden’s proposed SALT cap, and the Nebraska Personal Property Tax Credit.

In the second half of the session, Christopher Bedient, CFA, CFP, Partner with HBE Wealth Management, will discuss strategies related to charitable giving, including donor advised funds, and required minimum distributions (RMDs).

Nov. 16 2021 – Blueprint Nebraska: Modernizing Nebraska’s Tax Code

View Recording

You are invited to attend a briefing on the Blueprint Nebraska initiative. Jim Smith, former State Senator and one of the leading architects of the Blueprint Nebraska initiative, will provide an in-depth discussion on the Tax Modernization plan released earlier this year.

Tax Modernization is a critical component of the larger Blueprint plan and certain to be a key topic of the 2022 campaign season and legislative session. Jim will outline the plan’s structure and explain how the proposed tax changes could impact Nebraska’s economic future.

Nov. 9 2021 – Employee Retention Credit Refresher. Does your Business Qualify?

View Recording

In this session, HBE Tax Director, Brian Klintworth, CPA, MT, will review various aspects of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). There are likely businesses that are eligible but aren’t taking advantage of the credit, so now is the time to take another look at the rules, qualifications, and 2021 updates.

Brian will also provide information on the Recovery Startup ERC, which may be available for businesses that started after February 15, 2021, and cannot meet the normal ERC criteria.

Sept. 28, 2021 – Inflation and Government Intervention

View Recording

Inflation, which is generally defined as a decrease in the purchasing power of money, has been top of mind for many of our clients recently given the noticeable pandemic-related price increases for goods and services across nearly every industry. In this session, we welcome back Apollo Lupescu, Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors, who will provide valuable insight in response to the following questions:
Because inflation is such a complex issue, how should investors approach this topic?

The 1970s bring to memory a period of high inflation. What were some of the factors that led to such high inflation, and which of those are present with us in 2021?
Gold has been considered a hedge against inflation. Is that accurate? What are some of the investments that would help investors who are really concerned about inflation keep up with it?

The world moves fast, and it can be difficult to keep up with ever changing deadlines, laws, and regulations. Led by our very own talented HBE professionals, these webinars are designed to take the hard work out for you. From small businesses to loans and beyond, we’re the experts so you don’t have to be.

SBA/PPP Loan Updates in December Stimulus Bill

Download Slides, View Recording

Dec. 23, 2020

Presented by:
Brian Klintworth, CPA, MT
Manager, HBE

About This Session

This session provides updates on the provisions of the COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress on December 21, 2020.

 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates

View Recording

Nov. 12, 2020
30 Minutes

Presented by:
Brian Klintworth, CPA, MT
Manager, HBE

About This Session

This session provides timely updates on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including recommended next steps for the loan forgiveness process and how HBE can help with forgiveness applications. Although there are still many unknowns, our team has been diligently reviewing all of the information in or order to stay on top of the process. As banks are starting to accept the applications in force, and the 24 week covered period has expired for most businesses, now is the time to start jumping into the process of applying for forgiveness.