The 10th Annual Nonprofit Organizations One-day Seminar, sponsored by Chaminade University, will take place on Friday, September 27, from 7:45 a.m. (registration) to 5:15 p.m., at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Registration fee is $160.00 per person if registering by August 31, 2013; thereafter is $185.00 per person.   Discount rates are being offered to HANO, HAIS, and HAPA members. Members should inquire with their respective organizations. To obtain more information on the event and registration, go to or call Christie Engel at (808) 440-4280 or Brochure with registration application is available at:

The seminar will provide useful information on current issues and changing requirements that affect every nonprofit and provide insights that will help organizations deal with the unique challenges facing them today. Recent legislative and regulatory changes make this year’s seminar especially relevant. The venue is an excellent opportunity for non-profits to get caught up on the new rules, including new rules on Form 990 and Act 174 relating to charitable trusts and nonprofit organizations. Expert faculty will guide attendees through the tricky maze of tax-exempt compliance and review the categories and governing instruments for tax-exempt organizations. They will also update attendees on new laws which protect a non-profit organization’s status, the audit accounting standard, use of tax-exempt entities, and strategies for maintaining a tax-exempt status.

The lineup of speakers include Charles P. Rettig of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. of Beverly Hills, California; Hugh Jones of the Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu, Hawaii, Allen Arakaki of Allen Arakaki, CPA, Honolulu, Hawaii, Paula Boyce AVP & Grants Administrator at Bank of Hawaii speaking on behalf of the McInerny Foundation, Frederick Pablo, Director of the Department of Taxation, Richard Kido, Associate Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University, and Wayne Tanna, Professor of Accounting at Chaminade University.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711.###

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