December 4, 2013 - Webinar: Cooperative Accounting and Taxation Basics

Do you have employees who are new to your cooperative or employees who would benefit from a better understanding of how cooperatives operate? This webinar will cover cooperative principles, how cooperatives are owned, controlled, and capitalized, an explanation of patronage refunds, how to read cooperative financial statements, and an overview of cooperative income taxation. Cooperatives are a unique business model and employees will take pride in their organization if they have more knowledge about cooperatives.

After participating in this webinar, you will better understand:

  • Basic cooperative principles
  • Ownership and governance of cooperatives
  • Cooperative financial statements
  • Basic cooperative income taxation

Presenter

  • Bill Erlenbush – Director of Education, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013; 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Eastern

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals interested in learning the basics of cooperative accounting and taxation

Fee

  • $35 NCBA Member
  • $55 Non-member

Please note: Webinar registrants will be automatically redirected to our online payment portal (www.regonline.com) after webinar registration has been completed. In order to your receive login details for this NCBA CLUSA webinar, complete payment must be received.

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December 3, 2013 - Webinar: NCBA CLUSA Legislative and Advocacy Update

Join NCBA CLUSA President and CEO Mike Beall and Capitol Hill professionals as they discuss cooperative legislative matters and current issues in Washington. With Congress working on important legislation such as tax reform, the farm bill and the appropriations process, now is the time to get updated on issues that are important to you, your cooperative, and your community. During this update, learn what NCBA CLUSA is working on legislatively to advance the cooperative business model within Congress, the White House and the federal government.

Update Areas

  • Overview of the current work in Congress and the Administration
  • USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program funding
  • Tax reform and how it could affect credit unions
  • The Farm Bill
  • Cooperative development legislation: “Creating Jobs Through Cooperatives Act of 2013”
  • Food Co-op eligibility for SBA programs
  • FEMA housing cooperative disaster funding eligibility

Moderator

  • Mike Beall - President and CEO, NCBA CLUSA

Panelists

  • Alan Knapp - Vice President of Advocacy, NCBA CLUSA
  • John Weinfurter - Vice President, Government Relations, Witt | O'Brien's
  • John McKechnie - Partner, Total Spectrum

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013; 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Eastern

Who Should Attend

  • Cooperative developers, representatives, and volunteers
  • Members of community service organizations
  • Other groups/individuals that support the co-op movement, and are interested in learning about cooperative legislative matters

Fee

  • Free for NCBA CLUSA Members and Nonmembers

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12.6.12 Emerging Business Models: Cooperative Innovation in the New Economy

In this new and expanding global economy, cooperatives are structuring their business organization in innovative ways. This webinar will address the most widely-known emerging cooperative business model, the new generation cooperative, and the legal, tax, and accounting issues they face. It will also address how credit unions are currently formed from a more traditional cooperative model to a more nuanced-one. Lastly, the webinar will assess cooperatives through the lens of the international arena by providing a brief summary of the International Cooperative Alliance’s strategy of the “Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade.”

Participants will learn:

  • What are the economic issues? What led to these recent developments?
  • What are the alternatives or opportunities for these new business models?
  • The legal, accounting and tax implications
  • The government and legislative policy response

Panelists

  • Dick Cisne, Partner, Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP
  • Guy Messick, President, Messick & Lauer PC
  • Stephanie Smith, Senior Legal Advisor for Cooperative Programs, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Russell Wasson, Director Tax Finance and Accounting Policy, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Who Should Participate?

  • Individuals interested in learning about emerging business models in the U.S. economy

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12.5.12 Innovative Ways of Marketing the Cooperative Advantage

Webinar on Marketing the Cooperative Advantage

In this webinar, a panel of marketing experts will discuss how to utilize the co-op difference to create a unique advantage in the marketplace.

Highlights

  • Learn the benefits and strategies for marketing the cooperative advantage
  • Gain tips on how to communicate the cooperative advantage using diverse marketing channels
  • Understand the value of using the sixth principle – cooperation among cooperatives – in your marketing strategy
  • Have an opportunity to interact with cooperative marketing experts

Moderator

  • Karen Miner, Managing Director, Co-operative Management Education, Saint Mary’s University

Panelists

  • Diana Meehan, Director of Marketing/National Partnerships, Cabot Creamery Cooperative
  • Georgina Whyatt, Head of Marketing Department, Oxford Brookes University
  • Denise Wymore, VP Member Loyalty, Del Norte Credit Union

Who Should Participate?

  • Individuals interested in learning how to market the cooperative difference

10.17.12 Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Your Co-op

Webinar on How to Raise Your Co-op's Profile Using Social Media

Does your co-op have a presence on one or more of the popular social platforms? Do you feel that you could gain greater influence in the space but you don't know where to start?

In this webinar, NCBA's Colette Beyer and Wendy Goldman Scherer, Social Media Manager for Cabot Creamery Cooperative, will provide an overview of social media best practices, provide quick tips for getting started and involving a team, and focus on how to create influence with individuals and organizations outside the co-op.

Highlights

  • How to identify your core audience and analyze their needs for information
  • Ways to listen and monitor conversations already taking place using free, easy to use tools
  • Engagement strategies that provide meaningful value on major social platforms
  • Tips for crafting tailored messages to leverage each platform’s strengths

Who Should Participate?

  • Individuals interested in promoting their co-ops via social media channels

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RT @RGCcoffee: Very proud to be included in an article by @NCBACLUSA featuring Coop San Antonio in El Salvador. Also thanks to @BlueHarvest

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