- Start: March 23, 2021 2:00 pm
- End: April 1, 2021 5:00 pm
Head Start fiscal training has gone virtual! Keep your eye on the money and make sure that you understand current financial management requirements with this special, four-part Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series from March 23-April 1, 2021.
Fiscal integrity remains a key challenge for all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The ongoing pandemic has made that challenge even more difficult. By participating in the “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series,” you will learn about current financial management requirements as well as recent developments, including new monitoring and policy guidance. This four-part series will dispel fiscal integrity myths and explain the proper procedures, address recent changes, and discuss procurement standards and best practices for Head Start. In addition, you will learn about effective fundraising strategies that Head Start and Early Head Start agencies can implement now and after the pandemic. Make sure that you understand Head Start’s fiscal integrity requirements by attending the “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series.”
With a convenient online format, the “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series” will help you better manage your agency’s finances during these unprecedented times. As a bonus, attendees will receive access to both the live event and on-demand recordings of each webinar. Register today for this special, four-part webinar series from March 23-April 1, 2021, to attend from the convenience of your home or office.
By attending the “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series,” you will learn about more than just the financial management requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. You will also learn about all-too-frequent fiscal integrity mistakes and how your agency can avoid these common pitfalls. Just some of the topics that will be discussed during the webinar series include:
- Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity rules;
- Common Head Start fiscal management myths and mistakes;
- Internal control requirements for Head Start;
- Special requirements for Head Start financial management systems;
- Cost-sharing and matching requirements;
- Understanding direct and indirect costs;
- Financial management responsibilities for the Governing Body;
- Successful fundraising strategies for Head Start;
- Changes to fiscal monitoring procedures and protocols;
- Recent administrative developments and decisions affecting Head Start; and,
- Procurement requirements and policies for Head Start and Early Head Start.
You will learn about these and other important Head Start financial management issues during the webinar series. In addition, you will still have multiple opportunities to ask our presenters your individual questions. Each webinar includes a dedicated question-and-answer session at the end of the event. You will also be able to review each webinar following the live event because registration includes one month of free access to the recorded version of the webinar.
The “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series” features four extended installments. The series will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from March 23-April 1, 2021. Each webinar is scheduled to last approximately three hours (including a 15 minute break) from 2:00 until 5:00 pm EDT, and will feature a dedicated question-and-answer period. In addition to the live event, registrants will receive free access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each live webinar.
Make sure that your agency avoids falling victim to Head Start fiscal management myths. The first installment in the "Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series" will debunk the biggest financial integrity myths and explain the correct requirements. This webinar will cover the "dirty dozen" fiscal management myths, including financial systems, recordkeeping, matching, fundraising, allowability, indirect cost, and internal control myths. By participating in the webinar, you will learn about common Head Start and Early Head Start financial mistakes so that your program can avoid them. Following the webinar, you will be able to list the twelve fiscal management myths and identify the corresponding, actual requirement.
Get the keys to fundraising success for your Head Start or Early Head Start program by attending this half-day webinar. The pandemic has changed the way that organizations fundraise. Learn about effective fundraising techniques and be prepared for the post-pandemic rebound. The webinar will also examine the role of the Board in fundraising and how to help Board members overcome reluctance to participate in fundraising. By participating in the webinar, you will learn how to identify successful fundraising strategies for your agency.
The third installment in the "Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series" will discuss recent developments affecting financial integrity. The webinar will begin with a discussion of the Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal monitoring process and recent changes to the monitoring protocols. You will also learn about recent decisions from the Departmental Appeals Board and new policy directives. In addition, the webinar will explore the impact of revisions to the OMB Uniform Grants Guidance on Head Start agencies. By participating in this webinar, you will be able to describe recent fiscal management developments to help your program stay in compliance with current requirements.
The final installment of the "Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series" will discuss procurement standards and best practices. You will learn about the eight rules for procurement of goods and services by Head Start and Early Head Start agencies. Topics include avoiding conflicts of interest, ensuring adequate competition, and using acceptable methods of procurement. The webinar will also discuss procurement best practices. After attending the webinar, you will be able to outline the major Head Start and Early Head Start procurement requirements.
During the “Head Start Fiscal Management Webinar Series,” you will learn about the fiscal integrity requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs and recent developments affecting financial management. After attending this series, you will be able to do the following:
- List the common fiscal management myths for Head Start programs;
- Outline the financial management requirements in twelve key areas;
- List the elements of an acceptable Head Start financial management system;
- Identify recommended and required internal controls;
- List requirements for cost-sharing or matching for Head Start;
- Identify effective strategies for Head Start fundraising;
- Outline the current Head Start fiscal monitoring process and protocols;
- List at least three recent developments affecting Head Start fiscal management;
- Outline procurement standards for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies; and,
- List at least three best practices for procurement.
The “Head Start Fiscal Management Series” is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start professionals with governance, management, and fiscal management responsibilities. This series will benefit Governing Body members, Policy Council members, Executive Directors, Head Start and Early Head Start Directors, Center Directors, grants officers, Chief Financial Officers, fiscal staff, outside accountants, and auditors.
Each webinar in this series is recommended for three hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge. Credit is available only for the live webinar, and attendees will need to answer at least 9 of 12 questions during the event to receive credit for that webinar. The experience level for each webinar in this series is overview. There are no prerequisites for attendance, and no advance preparation is required.
Jean Block is a nationally recognized consultant and trainer on nonprofit management, board development, FUNdraising and social enterprise. She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has held leadership roles as both board and staff in local, regional, and national nonprofits. Jean has written several books on nonprofits, including “The Nonprofit Guide to Social Enterprise: Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money!”; “180+ Great Ideas to Raise More Money”; and others. Visit her websites at jblockinc.com and socialenterpriseventures.com to learn more and sign up for her free e-newsletters.
R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades' worth of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Kirk Private Client Law, LLC, in Atlanta, where he heads the firm's tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation. Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.
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