Skip Navigation

Wednesday, March 21st - AFP of NWA Monthly Luncheon Meeting 

Register Now!  

Protecting your Tax Exempt Status
Presented by Craig Cockrell, Mitchell Williams Law Firm

The new tax law passed by Congress will directly and indirectly affect non-profits and their fundraising efforts in many ways. Craig Cockrell, a tax attorney with Mitchell Williams Law Firm, will discuss the changes in the laws related to non-profit organizations and charitable giving. In addition, he will provide an update on practical issues for maintaining your organization’s tax-exempt status, such as providing receipts for contributions, the risk of accepting large gifts, and following a conflict of interest policy.

Craig Cockrell is a tax attorney with Mitchell Williams Law Firm in Rogers.  Craig’s practice focuses on providing tax and transactional advice to a variety of businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. He regularly advises established and start-up non-profit organizations, both large and small, in matters related to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.  He also has extensive experience representing non-profits and other businesses in administrative proceedings before the IRS and Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.  In addition, he assists families with preparing and implementing estate and business succession plans and other wealth transfer strategies, including charitable gift planning.  Craig has a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Arkansas.  He is a board member of Junior Achievement of Northwest Arkansas and a member of Mercy Health Foundation’s Planned Giving Committee.

Registration opens at 11:30 - Luncheon 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Meeting location: John Brown University Rogers Center
2807 Ajax Avenue, Suite 200
Members: $15/$25 at the door

Non-Members: $25

Registration for AFP events or meetings is non-refundable.


 Friends of Diversity 2016 smaller

 Facebook logo1                                 

Sign-up for our Chapter Newsletter


AFP Quick Poll

 

Required indicates a required field





Feb 21 - Outreach Manager
SUMMARY The incumbent is responsible for managing outreach activities which promote the scholarship program to potential scholarship applicants and to various referring organizations including but not limited to: educational institutions, social service agencies and churches. ... more >
Feb 14 - Administrative Specialist III
General Description and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities Under the direction of the Executive Director of NWACC Foundation, the Administrative Assistant assists with general office duties of the NWACC Foundation, including clerical support of Foundation staff through general correspondence, donor database entry and reporting, maintaining receipting and records of financial transactions, serving as primary front office contact and other essential tasks as required. Works closely with the NWACC Foundation Board of Directors and Office of the NWACC President. ... more >
Feb 7 - Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, AR, seeks a creative, experienced, and savvy individual to be the strategic leader, visionary, and architect needed to effectively lead the organization through an expansionary period. The Executive Director must be an entrepreneurial leader with excellent communication skills who can craft and execute new strategies to reach ambitious funding and building goals. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading Habitat’s five functional areas: - Nonprofit Management and Fundraising - Family Services, Social Welfare, and Community Relations - Construction - Retail in Two ReStore Locations - Lending and Mortgage Servicing ... more >
Feb 2 - Development and Alumni Relations
U of A Wesley, a United Methodist college ministry at the University of Arkan¬sas, is seeking an experienced, full-time candidate for Development & Alumni Relations. This position will cultivate relationships with alumni, friends, donors, and stakeholders of the Wesley ministry, re-establish an alumni network, develop new donors, plan and manage fundraising campaigns, and work with volunteers. This position will also write for grants and promote Wesley through print and social media outlets, including a monthly newsletter. Ideal candidate is a dedicated Christian with a heart for ministry to college students. A Bachelor’s degree and experience is required. Seasoned development officers are encouraged to apply. Membership and background in the United Methodist Church and campus ministry experience is preferred. Must have strong organizational and communication skills, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media, and be an effective public speaker. Some night, weekend, and out-of-town work required. Direct applications to Rachel Boatz at wesleyoffice@centraltolife.com including cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references. Applications submitted by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, visit uawesley.com/jobs. ... more >
Feb 23 - AFP’s Canadian National Scholarship Program – Apply Now!
Interested in professional development but waiting for the “right” time? How about now, with the added assistance of an AFP financial scholarship? ... more >
Feb 22 - Looking to Fundraising's Future
Leah Eustace shares why the work that AFP Canada is doing to develop new ideas and programs is so important to helping the fundraising profession look forward. ... more >
Feb 22 - Three Webinars for Diversity and Inclusion in March
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is proud to offer a series of three webinars during the month of March focused on diversity and inclusion. These complimentary webinars are provided through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. ... more >
Feb 22 - Day in the Ridings Report
Led and managed through the Canada Government Relations Committee, the main goal of AFP Canada's first Day in the Ridings (DITR) was to engage local politicians and policy makers and establish positive relationships with AFP chapters and members. ... more >
Feb 22 - What Canadian Donors Want - A Complimentary Webinar
Is March 1 blocked off on your calendar? Don't miss this hour-long free webinar on What Canadian Donors Want! ... more >