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PMBA Webinars and Watercoolers

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

OIG officials will answer questions about how they conduct audits, evaluations, and investigations. Discussion may include interpreting and applying CPB requirements, best practices, and internal controls to comply with CSG financial reporting, the Communications Act, transparency requirements, and other CPB requirements. There will be an opportunity to submit questions during the webinar and in advance.   

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn how to prepare your station for an OIG audit and how to respond to an evaluation or investigation.
  2. Learn what internal control activities you should implement to improve the accuracy of reported NFFS and expenses on the AFR.
  3. Learn how to meet Communications Act, transparency, and CPB requirements.


Moderator: Kimberly Howell, Inspector General, CPB Office of Inspector General 

Ms. Howell joined CPB as the inspector general in October 2019. Prior to joining CPB, Ms. Howell served as a senior executive with several federal agencies, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office of Personnel Management OIG. She began her federal oversight and investigations career in 1993. 


Speaker: William Richardson, Deputy Inspector General, CPB Office of Inspector General 

Mr. Richardson joined CPB/OIG in 2004 and has overseen its audit activities for 16 years. In that role, he is responsible for all the office's reviews of CPB's programs and operations. Prior to joining CPB, he had a 29-year career in the federal inspector general community at the U.S. Department of Labor, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 


Speaker: Debra Jacobson, Senior Team Leader, Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Ms. Jacobson joined CPB in January 2013 and has led several station, production, and interconnection system grant audits. She has presented at prior PMBA conferences on indirect administrative support and improving CPB reporting compliance. Prior to joining OIG, Ms. Jacobson was a finance official in a number of public and private organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Dayton, a Certificate in Forensic Accounting from Georgetown University, and completed American University Key Executive Leadership programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. 


Speaker: Helen Mollick, IG General Counsel, CPB Office of Inspector General 

In her nine years at CPB OIG, Ms. Mollick has provided legal advice on every audit, conducted investigations, and participated in and conducted evaluations. She also manages OIG's hotline, analyzing the complaints and advising on their disposition. She performed similar roles in other federal OIGs during her 33-year government career, 28 of which were with various federal OIGs. 


Speaker: Julia Stancil, Team Leader, Corporation for Public Broadcasting  

Ms. Stancil joined CPB OIG in December 2015. She has worked on a variety of audits with CSG and production grant recipients. She enjoys sharing knowledge with grantees and coming up with practical solutions. Prior to CPB OIG, Ms. Stancil worked in public accounting and non-profit accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 2:00pm

Online donation pages, email newsletters, virtual events, and social media channels provide opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your organization's mission. But along with wider support, online fundraising brings increased fundraising registration and reporting requirements. It also brings greater scrutiny by prospective donors, grantmakers, and sponsors. Today, potential supporters have many giving opportunities, and trust matters. Demonstrating your accountability, transparency, and commitment to fundraising compliance as a best practice can help solidify your status as a well-run organization with a mission worthy of support. Join us to learn best practices and insightful strategies to chart your course to fundraising compliance.

Learning Objectives

You will learn: 

- Which traditional and online fundraising activities trigger state fundraising registration obligations. 
- Details of state registration obligations for charitable gaming, cause marketing campaigns, and fundraising professionals.
- How to determine where you must register and report.
- What ongoing resources you’ll need in order to register, renew, and report in multiple states.
- How to develop compliance messaging that builds public trust while meeting the various state requirements.

About the Speaker

Sharon Cody, J.D.
Nonprofit Partnership Manager, Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth Inc.

Ms. Cody is the nonprofit partnership manager at Labyrinth, Inc. and Harbor Compliance, a leading provider of compliance solutions. She has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, charitable fundraiser, foundation executive, donor, and nonprofit board member. She writes and speaks frequently on compliance best practices for tax-exempt organizations. Sharon formerly led the philanthropic fundraising team of WITF public media, served as the executive director at a children’s health foundation, and spent 11 years in private law practice. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.