March 23, 2019
North Church | OKC
9:30am - 3:00pm
President - ECFA
Dan Busby is the president of ECFA, an organization that accredits Christ-centered ministries in the areas of governance, financial management and stewardship/fundraising. ECFA’s seal enhances trust of givers, which increases generosity, providing greater resources to help fulfill the Great Commission. ECFA accredits over 2,200 churches and nonprofits. These organizations have annual revenue in excess of $26 billion.
Dan has over 40 years of experience serving the Christ-centered church and nonprofit community and frequently speaks nationally on related issues. He is a prolific writer with 56 volumes of five book titles published, including a 2015 release, TRUST: The Firm Foundation of Kingdom Fruitfulness, and a 2017 release, Lessons From the Boardroom, co-authored by John Pearson.
Dan received a Master of Business Administration degree from Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas. The University also named him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2014.
Dan served as a member of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, a national legislative advisory commission convened to address legislative proposals for the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Times named him as one of the 50 Most Powerful Nonprofit Leaders from 2010-2015.
Richard R. Hammar
Attorney, CPA, Author & Speaker
Richard R. Hammar is an attorney, CPA, and author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and attended Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Pastor, Church & Law, the annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide, Reducing the Risk, the biannual Compensation Handbook for Church Staff, and the Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches.
He also is the senior editor of Church Law & Tax Report, a bimonthly newsletter reviewing significant legal and tax developments for churches and clergy, and Church Finance Today, a monthly newsletter for church treasurers.
He has been a lecturer at the annual Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference since 1992; addressed a National Institute of the American Bar Association on the tort liability of charitable and religious organizations; has been a featured speaker at the annual Program on Philanthropy and Law sponsored by the New York University School of Law; and has taught continuing education seminars at several institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary and Emory University.
Richard has been inducted into the church management "hall of fame" by the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), and has served on the boards of several prominent charities, including the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. In 2009, he became a Registered Parliamentarian by successfully completing a qualifying examination administered by the National Association of Parliamentarians. He joins the ranks of 270 other Registered Parliamentarians in the United States. In 2012, he passed a "professional qualifying course" and became a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP), the highest status that a parliamentarian can achieve.
Topics to Be Covered:
Briefing on the impact of the new tax reform law on churches
Protecting the church’s exempt status
Excess benefit transactions
Conflicts of interest
Expense documentation requirements
Unrelated business income
School nondiscrimination requirements
New hire reporting
The special treatment of ministers under federal tax law, including housing allowance basics, Social Security treatment, and 403(b) plan opportunities
There will be additional opportunities for Q&A during the day as well.
NORTH CHURCH | OKC
$79.00 at the door
Lunch is Provided