4049  |  On Demand  |  Basic  |  Self-Study

Exchange and Agency Transactions

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Friday, April 30, 2021

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To achieve financial sustainability, NFPs diversify their revenue streams. Funding sources may include a mix of contributions, grants, awards and sponsorships, and earned income from the sale of goods or services. Under GAAP, these transactions are classified as contributions or exchange transactions, or a combination of both. Some exchange transactions take the form of agency arrangements when the NFP has little discretion over the use of the assets that it receives. Your ability to differentiate between these types of transactions is vital to successful preparation of financial statements in the NFP reporting environment. This on-demand, interactive CPE course provides real-world examples to help you understand how to distinguish contributions from exchange transactions. You will also learn about basic financial statement presentation and disclosures related to these transactions.


  • Differentiate between exchange transactions, contributions and agency transactions.
  • Identify the indicators useful in distinguishing contributions from exchange transactions.
  • Recall key concepts regarding exchange transactions.


  • Karen Craig

Designed For

CPAs, financial professionals and NFP board members involved in financial reporting for NFPs or reviewing NFP financial statements.


  • Grants, awards and sponsorships
  • Service fees
  • Special fundraising events and campaigns
  • Product and merchandise sales
  • Membership dues
  • Donor-advised funds
  • Agency transactions
  • Variance power
  • Financially interrelated entities

Your Price: $75.00

This is your base price and does not reflect any additional session fees, optional add-ons, or guest registrations.

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