The Form 990: It’s more than a required tax form – March 22, 2018

December 20, 2017


This workshop is currently full, please email Rachel Swan ( to be placed on the notification list for a future session.


The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) is happy to partner with Sean O’Neill on a workshop on how to maximize the Form 990 to tell your nonprofit story.

The Form 990: It’s more than a required tax form
Thursday, March 22, 2017
Center for Philanthropy, home of the Greater New Orleans Foundation

If your organization has a calendar year end and is required to file the Form 990, then you know it is due on May 15thThe Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, was expanded and revised beginning in 2008 tax years to ensure that nonprofits follow the policy requirements imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Form 990 is intended to make nonprofits transparent, efficient, and use good governance practices.  It is also a nonprofit’s annual report to the community. If it is prepared effectively, the Form 990 can communicate a compelling mission, provide insight into the organization’s operations, and convey that best practices are being implemented. However, if it is not prepared well, it can provide information to the IRS that an examination is warranted. Even if the IRS doesn’t warrant examination, the public may call into question your activities and expenditures.

This workshop is for organizations required to file the Form 990 and is designed for staff and board members charged with completing the Form 990 or who are working with a CPA to complete the form. This workshop is free, however registration is required: click here to register. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Rachel Swan at 504-598-4463 or  and for more information