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Key Financial and Compliance Strategies for Private Foundations

Monday, October 28, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am PDT
Southern California Grantmakers
1000 Alameda St # 230, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Does your private foundation find it difficult to navigate ever-changing financial and compliance requirements?

Private foundations have many important guidelines to adhere to, and as the sector evolves, so do the requirements. Join Moss Adams, RBC Wealth Management, and Southern California Grantmakers for an informative financial and compliance literacy program led by Moss Adams Senior Managers and CPA’s, Lauren Haverlock and Matt Parsons.

You’ll learn about some of the most common financial and compliance pitfalls affecting private foundations and receive tips and tools on how to successfully navigate them.


This session will cover:

  • Grant Making Best Practices and Tax Considerations
  • Financial Reporting and Tax Reporting for Alternative Investments
  • Scholarships and Grants to Individuals
  • Tricky Self-dealing
  • Governance Best Practices



Lauren Haverlock

CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Lauren has practiced public accounting since 2004. She provides compliance and consulting services for all types of exempt organizations, including public charities in the health care and higher education industries. Lauren works with organizations in all phases of their lifecycles, from formation to dissolution. She consults on a wide range of issues including public support planning, reasonable compensation best practices, tax impact of alternative investments, lobbying and political activities, unrelated business income tax planning, foreign activities, charity watchdog optimization, and tax-exempt bond compliance.  

Lauren’s expertise also includes experience with private foundations, and she co-authored a course on private foundations for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She advises private foundations on their most pertinent issues, including tax planning related to alternative and foreign investments, structuring program and mission-related investments, charitable giving structuring, transactions with disqualified persons, expenditure responsibility

Matt Parsons

CPA, Senior Manager, Moss Adams

Matt has over 14 years of public accounting experience and specializes in serving various sectors within the not-for-profit industry. His clients include public and private foundations, community foundations, higher education institutions, associations, and health care organizations. Matt’s experience includes preparation of financial statements, internal control examinations, and conducting audits in accordance with GAS and OMB Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards.

Matt participates as a technical reviewer with our professional practice group that reviews audit reports in a manner similar to federal desk reviewers to ensure accuracy of the reporting in accordance with the most recent standards. Matt has written a number of articles regarding matters affecting not-for-profits and has led webinars on similar topics.

In collaboration with RBC Wealth Management and Moss Adams 


a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC


No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

NFP Education Series – 2019 Mid-Year Market Outlook - CPE Required Items

  • Program level = Overview
  • Recommended CPE credit and Field of Study = Accounting 1.5 Credits
  • Delivery Method = Classroom
  • Learning Objectives = Identify common financial and compliance pitfalls affecting private foundations, describe financial and tax reporting for alternative investments, and describe governance best practices.
  • Prerequisite knowledge/advanced preparation = none
  • Program description = Join Moss Adams, RBC Wealth Management, and Southern California Grantmakers for a Not-for-Profit Education Series event. During this presentation, Moss Adams Senior Managers, Lauren Haverlock and Matt Parsons, will address common financial and compliance pitfalls affecting private foundations and how to successfully navigate them.


Refund/complaint policy = For more information about administrative policies regarding CPE, refunds or complaints, please contact Kendall Simich at 503-471-1272 or send her an email at [email protected].

Official NASBA sponsor statement = Moss Adams is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE

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