AFHE Leadership Conference
for Arizona Homeschool Group Leaders
Arizona homeschool group leaders, make plans to join us for an awesome opportunity to connect with other leaders from around the state and get equipped to lead your group well.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
North Bible Church
15678 N Greenway Hayden Loop #101, Scottsdale, 85254
ABOUT THE AFHE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The AFHE Board of Directors highly values the role of the local homeschool group as a place where families can connect, build relationships, and encourage one another in the homeschool journey. We appreciate and esteem the men and women who lead homeschool support groups across Arizona.
AFHE hosts an annual Leadership Conference for Arizona homeschool support group leaders with the purpose of bringing group leaders together to share ideas, receive encouragement, and get updates about issues related to homeschooling in Arizona. Our desire is to equip, refresh, inspire, and show appreciation for leaders who volunteer their time serving and supporting home educating families in their local area throughout the year.
We appreciate the faithful service of homeschool group leaders to support Arizona's homeschool community!
We are grateful for the support of Grand Canyon University! GCU's generous sponsorship is helping to cover some of the expenses for the day. Is your homeschool group a participant in GCU’s ALPHA Program? Participants in this free program receive access to GCU’s eual enrollment courses, an exclusive scholarship and other member benefits! Daniel Cruz, ALPHA Program Manager at Grand Canyon University, will give a brief presentation during this year's leadership conference to share information about the ALPHA program.
CAROL TOPP, CPA
Carol is a homeschooling mother and Certified Public Accountant, specializing in helping nonprofit organizations. She has helped over 80 homeschool groups receive their 501c3 tax-exempt status with the IRS. Carol homeschooled her two daughters for 14 years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband of 31 years and enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and just started Bible journaling!
Carol will teach three workshops at this year's AFHE Leadership Conference.
See descriptions below.
HOMESCHOOL LEADERSHIP IS LIKE MARRIAGE: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO!
Marriage and leading a homeschool organization have a lot in common. Carol shares her insights from her 30 years of marriage and 15 years of advising homeschool leaders using Hebrews 13 as an inspiration. This opening session will encourage and remind leaders that you are doing an important but difficult job!
THE IRS AND YOUR HOMESCHOOL GROUP
Carol has helped a number of homeschooling organizations obtain tax-exempt status with the IRS and will discuss the pros and cons of 501c3 status, offer tips, helpful resources, and checklists. If your homeschool group brings in more than $5,000 a year, you may need to be paying taxes to the IRS or better yet become a tax exempt organization.
TOP(P) TIPS FOR RUNNING A HOMESCHOOL ORGANIZATION
Carol Topp will share her Top(p) 10 tips for running a homeschool organization. Included are tips on bylaws, boards, avoiding fraud, hiring workers, buying insurance, and conducting fundraisers. A handout of tips for leaders to share with your board back home will be provided.
Delicious food including a continental Breakfast, a yummy southwestern buffet lunch, and an afternoon refreshment break
Networking with other leaders, gleaning and sharing ideas
Resources for Arizona homeschoolers
Updates on current issues affecting home education
A salsa contest - tasting and judging by conference attendees!
ARIZONA FUN FOR ALL!
As part of the fun during our Arizona-themed conference, we are inviting up to 12 leaders to make a generous batch of your best homemade salsa for a salsa tasting competition. During our afternoon break, we will all enjoy tasting and judging the salsa. Prizes will be awarded!
Please complete this brief ENTRY FORM so we can include you in the contest and then bring a large batch of your homemade salsa with you to the AFHE Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 23. (Additional details are included in the entry form.)
WHO IS INVITED
This event is for leaders of groups listed on the AFHE website and a few key leaders by special invitation. If your group has been approved for listing on the AFHE website, we invite you and your leadership team to join us for this special day that we have planned just for you!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2016
Registration fees are non-refundable.
If you are a leader with a homeschool group that is not listed on the AFHE website, please contact us before registering for the conference to make sure it is a good fit for you to attend. AFHE reserves the right to decline attendance.
Follow the instructions in the confirmation email to provide individual attendee information (e.g. leadership position/title, dietary restrictions).