2017 Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations (WCTEO)

The Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO), my #1 go-to conference every year for the past 12 years, will be held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1. NEO Law Group is proud to be a first-time Gold Sponsor of the WCTEO. With a schedule that features panels led by some of the country’s top tax-law experts, I highly recommend the conference to all of my professional colleagues serving or working in the nonprofit sector and am happy to talk with anybody considering attending. If you’re thinking about it, give me a shout!


This year’s agenda features sessions on many critically important topics to charities and other nonprofits, including:

  • Washington Update, which will be particularly interesting this year with tax reform and proposed legislation affecting charitable giving and the political activities of charities
  • New Accounting Rules for Nonprofits, which represent a major change in financial reporting and will take effect for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017 (see FASB modifies not-for-profit accounting rules, Journal of Accountancy)
  • Profits for Nonprofits: Finding Found Money with New Funding Sources and Structures
  • When Nonprofits, Government, and Foundations Collide: Overhead and the Meaning of Life, which will be presented by CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka, who I’ll have the honor of introducing
  • Repeal, Replace or Repair? How Current U.S. Health Policy Affects Nonprofits
  • Current Issues in Executive Compensation
  • Managing Cybersecurity Threats for Nonprofits
  • Current Developments, always a great session to keep aware of developments in our field
  • State Issues for Nonprofits, which will be co-presented by NEO Law Group Senior Counsel Erin Bradrick
  • Anatomy of a Tax Controversy
  • Being a Nonprofit in the Trump Era