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. 

Board Best Practices & The Importance of Internal Controls

Thursday, November 11, 2022

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Part 1: Board Best Practices

Service on a nonprofit board can be personally fulfilling, provide a way to give back to your community, and create opportunities to expand your network. Board service also comes with fiduciary obligations and a few traps for the unwary. In this presentation, Katie A. Joseph, Partner at Cline Williams, will discuss best practices for nonprofit boards and how to navigate conflicts of interest. This part of the session will include information relevant to nonprofit leaders, long-serving board members, and those new to the role.

Part 2: The Importance of Internal Controls

Important to all organizations, internal controls are processes designed to help safeguard an organization and minimize risk to its objectives. They protect assets, ensure accuracy of records, promote operational efficiency, and encourage adherence to policies, rules, regulations, and laws. In this presentation, HBE Director, Ashley S. Bell, CPA, will discuss the importance of internal controls and the impact they can have on an organization. This part of the session will give nonprofit leaders tools in preventing errors and identifying problems in a timely manner to ensure corrective action is taken.

Liquidity & Reserves

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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Liquidity is generally defined as the amount of cash and/or assets an organization holds that can be easily converted to cash to accomplish the organization’s mission. Because liquidity is often seen as a measurement of organizational stability, it is a key metric that is looked at by boards, grantors, and stakeholders.

In this session, hear from a panel of speakers who will each share their own unique insight on various aspects of nonprofit liquidity and reserves. Speakers include:

  • Lee Klumpp, CPA, CGMA | National Assurance Partner-Nonprofit & Government | BDO USA, LLP
  • Jan Sheridan | Vice President-Treasury Management | Union Bank & Trust
  • Chris Bedient, CFA, CFP | Partner | HBE Wealth Management
    • Scott Lawson | Vice President-Finance | Lincoln Community Foundation

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

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Reduce Your Operating Budget and Carbon Footprint: New Energy Opportunities for Tax-Exempt Entities

    January 17, 2023

    About this Session

    The August 2022 Inflation Reduction Act provides over $350 million in clean energy incentives and provides key structural changes regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits for tax-exempt entities. These clean energy credits have existed for over a decade but were best utilized by for-profit entities with federal tax liability. The recent changes allow for tax-exempt entities to transfer clean energy tax credits into direct pay opportunities. These changes offer tax-exempt entities a short window to take advantage of new financial opportunities for wind, solar, battery and energy efficiency projects which can reduce carbon footprints and drastically reduce payback periods, providing financial relief for ongoing operating budgets during these inflationary times. Please join us as we discuss the new opportunities and how to best prepare to take advantage of the new energy economy for tax-exempt entities.

    Presented by

    Adam Herink 

    President, Afton Energy 

    Adam Herink, President of Afton Energy, has over a decade of experience in the energy industry dating back to his first solar project in 2008. With project sizes ranging from 25 kw to over 500 MW, his energy development experience includes projects in wind, solar, battery storage and natural gas. Adam offers significant expertise in master energy planning, finance, construction, utility integration, modeling and contracts. He is excited about the recent Inflation Reduction Act and the opportunity to serve tax-exempt entities, helping them take advantage of the new energy economy. 
    Afton Energy offers customized energy plans which allow for responsible, informed and advantageous energy decisions.

    How the Current Economy Impacts the Value of Your Business

    December 20, 2022

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    About this Session

    Businesses that can successfully navigate the ups and downs of the economy hold greater value. With escalating inflation and interest rates, many economists predict little to no economic growth next year. Do you know how this will impact the value of your business? In this session, we will briefly discuss economic predictions for 2023, detail how economic changes affect the three individual business valuation methods, and provide business owners with steps to prepare for success in the midst of adversity.

    Presented by

    Scott J. Scheef, CPA, CVA
    Partner, HBE LLP

    Scott Scheef has over 10 years of experience in providing services related to various privately owned and commercial companies, including taxation, consulting, and valuation work. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, Scott also works with clients for succession planning, buy-sell consultation, and estate planning. He currently leads the firm’s Construction Industry. Scott has previously held multiple treasurer positions within the community and is a current board member for Construction Accounting Network.

    Previous Webinars

    December 6, 2022 – Prepare for Success in 2023 with Year-End Tax Planning 

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    Presented by: Brian M. Klintworth, CPA, MT |Partner, HBE LLP

    November 15, 2022 – Reinventing Nonprofit Strategic Planning 

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    Presented by: Kyle Cartwright, CAP® | Krystal L. Siebrandt, CPA, CFE, CGMA

    October 18, 2022 – Navigating Volatile Markets

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    Presented by: Christopher M. Bedient, CFA, CFP® | Partner, HBE Wealth Management LLC

    September 27, 2022 – Business Owner Succesion Planning 

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    Presented by: Robert B Wellendorf II, AEP®, CAP® | Founder and Owner, Executive Wealth Strategies, Business Exit Planning

    August 30, 2022 – Understanding the Tax Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

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    Presented by: Brian M. Klintworth, CPA, MT | Partner, HBE LLP

    August 16, 2022 – Nonprofit Management Certification Opportunities 

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    August 9, 2022 – Performance Review #8

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    July 12, 2022 – Understanding the Uniqueness of Nonprofit Financial Statements 

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    Presented by: Krystal L. Siebrandt, CPA, CFE, CGMA | Partner, HBE LLP

    June 28, 2022 – Lease Accounting Standards Update

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    Presented by: Rose Pinkman, CPA, CFE | Assurance Director, HBE LLP

    May 10, 2022 – Fixed Income Performance in 2022

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    Presented by: Brian Haywood| Investment Strategy Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

    April 26, 2022 – Data Analytics: Three Simple Questions to Get Started

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    Presented by: Allisa Lovitt | Marketing and Executive Support Manager, HBE LLP

    April 12, 2022 – Nebraska Legislative Session Recap for Employers

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    Presented by: Kristen Hassebrook | Vice President of Legislation & Policy

    March 29, 2022 – Market Declines and Human Behavior

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

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    March 1, 2022 – Maximizing Teamwork in a Hybrid Workspace

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    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

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    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

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    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.