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Carol Topp, CPA takes confusing topics such as money, business, and taxes and puts them into easy-to-understand English.

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Carol Topp, CPA takes confusing topics such as money, business, and taxes and puts them into easy-to-understand English.

    What do the Duties of Care and Loyalty Look Like?

    What do the Duties of Care and Loyalty Look Like?

    What do the Duties of Care and Loyalty look like?



    HomeschoolCPA Carol Topp frequently mentions that homeschool leaders have a duty of care and loyalty to their groups. What does a duty of care look like? How do I know if I am being loyal?



    This is the first part of a 4-part series on tips for homeschool leaders a workshop given to homeschool leaders in Austin Texas in February 2020.



    Some of the ways to demonstrate a duty of care and loyalty for a leader include:



    * Have Board meetings

    * Manage the money well

    * Have insurance

    * Avoiding conflict of interest

    * No self dealing (the board gives itself discounts)



    In the 4 part podcast series Carol discusses:



    Episode #203   Leader mindset and attitudes



    Episode # 204 What do the duties of care and loyalty look like?



    Episode # 205  The duty of compliance with the laws for nonprofit organizations



    Episode #206 Managing records and finances in you homeschool group



    Each episode can be found at HomeschoolCPA.com/Podcast.



    Handout of the workshop: https://homeschoolcpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Top-Tips-Handout-2020.docx



    Featured Resources:





    Money Management in a Homeschool Organization



    * Does your homeschool group manage their money well?

    * Do you have a budget and know where the money is spent?

    * Do you know how to prevent fraud?



    This 115 page book will help you to open a checking account, establish a budget, prevent mistakes and fraud, use software to keep the books, prepare a financial statement and hire workers. Sample forms and examples of financial statements in clear English are provided.



    A checklist of best practices to avoid embezzlement. It is available at HomeschoolCPA.com/Fraud



    Podcast # 105 Podcast episode on preventing fraud



    How to avoid self-dealing. The board cannot vote themselves benefits like discounts.  Listen to Podcast #71 on how to thank volunteers without self-dealing.



     



     



     



     



     



     



     

    • 20 min
    Mindset for Homeschool Leaders

    Mindset for Homeschool Leaders

    Mindset for Homeschool Leaders



    HomeschoolCPA, Carol Topp spoke to a group of homeschool group leaders in Texas about a good mindset and attitudes that are necessary for leading a homeschool group. In this episode Carol reminds leaders of three things they may have forgotten:



    * You cannot be all things to all people-so stop trying!

    * Your organization is not essential to the success of homeschooling!

    * You are not responsible for homeschooling other peoples’ children!



    This is the first part of a 4-part series on Tips for Homeschool Leaders, a workshop given to homeschool leaders in Austin Texas in February 2020.



    In the 4 part podcast series Carol discusses:



    Episode #203   Leader mindset and attitudes



    Episode # 204 What do the duties of care and loyalty look like?



    Episode # 205  The duty of compliance with the laws for nonprofit organizations



    Episode #206 Managing records and finances in you homeschool group



    Each episode can be found at HomeschoolCPA.com/Podcast.



    Handout of the workshop: https://homeschoolcpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Top-Tips-Handout-2020.docx



    During the podcast Carol mentioned the I am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook group. Please join us!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/



    Featured Resource

    Phone Consultation with Carol Topp, CPA





    Phone Consultation: A pre-arranged phone call to discuss your questions about being a homeschool group leader. My most popular service for homeschool leaders. It’s like having your own homeschool expert CPA on the phone!



    Cost: $85/hour to nonprofit organizations. $100/hour to for-profit businesses. $60 minimum.



    Contact HomeschoolCPA, Carol Topp, CPA, to arrange a telephone consultation.



    Click Here to request more information!



     

    • 11 min
    Using Zoom and Giving Refunds

    Using Zoom and Giving Refunds

    During the COVID-19 pandemic many homeschool programs used Zoom to stay connected with members. Three group leaders share how they used Zoom in their programs in this podcast episode.



    In June 2020, Carol Topp of HomeschoolCPA.com hosted a webinar titled Planning an Uncertain Future for homeschool group leaders. The purpose of the webinar was to help homeschool groups plan their fall activities given the COVID-19 pandemic was making it uncertain of they could operate.



    This podcast will air the highlights in small chunks over five episodes.



    Join this episode and the other episodes as Carol and three panelists discuss:



    * Part 1: Making decisions as a board or team

    * Part 2: Tools a homeschool group can use for planning an uncertain future

    * Part 3: Dealing with social distancing rules and wearing masks

    * Part 4: Questions regarding lawsuits, health restrictions, and accommodating new families

    * Part 5: How to communicate the plan to the members

    * Part 6: Using Zoom, offering refunds and other topics.



    During the podcast Carol mentioned the I am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook group. Please join us!



    The webinar is available to watch on YouTube or no charge.  It runs for one hour and 38 minutes!



    Featured Product







    Books for Homeschool Leaders



    HomeschoolCPA has several books to help leaders start and run a homeschool program



    * Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out

    * Money Management for Homeschool Organizations

    * The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization

    * Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization

    * Homeschool Board Member Manual

    * Taxes for Homeschool Business Owners



    All these books can be found at https://homeschoolcpa.com/bookstore/



     

    • 15 min
    Communicating Plans and Organizing Classrooms

    Communicating Plans and Organizing Classrooms

    On June 1, 2020, Carol Topp of HomeschoolCPA.com hosted a webinar titled Planning an Uncertain Future for homeschool group leaders. The purpose of the webinar was to help homeschool groups plan their fall activities given the COVID-19 pandemic was making it uncertain of they could operate.



    The webinar is available to watch on YouTube at no charge. https://youtu.be/AaQ1c_XuUvY? It runs for one hour and 38 minutes! This podcast will air the highlights in smaller chunks over five episodes.



    Join this episode and the other five episodes as Carol and three panelists discuss:



     



    * Part 1: Making decisions as a board or team

    * Part 2: Tools a homeschool group can use for planning an uncertain future

    * Part 3: How are the panelists dealing with social distancing rules and wearing masks

    * Part 4: Questions regarding lawsuits, health restrictions, and accommodating new families

    * Part 5: How to communicate the plan to the members and organize a classroom

    * Part 6: Using Zoom, offering refunds and other topics.



    During the podcast Carol mentioned:



    * A mentoring program to train others in helping homeschool leaders. Get details at com/mentoring

    * The I am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook group. Please join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/



    Featured Product





    Mentoring from HomeschoolCPA



    Carol Topp, CPA, the homeschool CPA, is offering a mentoring opportunity to train mentees to assist homeschool groups and their leaders.



    A potential mentee should have:



    * Love and passion for homeschooling.

    * Education and experience in accounting. A BS or BA in business or accounting. CPA license (even if currently inactive) is strongly preferred.

    * Experience in nonprofit leadership such as being on a board of a church or nonprofit organization



    For more information go to https://homeschoolcpa.com/mentoring/

    • 20 min
    Do you have a concern about lawsuits related to COVID-19?

    Do you have a concern about lawsuits related to COVID-19?

    Do you have a concern about lawsuits related to COVID-19?



    As a homeschool group leader you may have concerns that a lawsuit could be brought against your group is someone contracts COVID-19.



    On June 1, 2020, Carol Topp of HomeschoolCPA.com hosted a webinar titled Planning an Uncertain Future for homeschool group leaders. The purpose of the webinar was to help homeschool groups plan their fall activities given the COVID-19 pandemic was making it uncertain of they could operate.



    The webinar is available to watch on YouTube at no charge. https://youtu.be/AaQ1c_XuUvY? It runs for one hour 38 minutes! This podcast will air the highlights in smaller chunks over five episodes.



    Join this episode and the other five episodes as Carol and three panelists discuss:



    * Part 1: Making decisions as a board or team

    * Part 2: Tools a homeschool group can use for planning an uncertain future

    * Part 3: How are the panelists dealing with social distancing rules and wearing masks

    * Part 4: Questions regarding lawsuits, insurance, health restrictions, and accommodating new families

    * Part 5: How to communicate the plan to the members

    * Part 6: Using Zoom, offering refunds, and other topics.



    Insurance providers for homeschool groups https://homeschoolcpa.com/insurance-providers-for-homeschool-groups/



    During the podcast Carol mentioned the I am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook group. Please join us!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/



    Featured Product

    Phone Consultation with Carol Topp, CPA

    Phone Consultation: A pre-arranged phone call to discuss your questions. My most popular service for homeschool leaders. It’s like having your own homeschool expert CPA on the phone!



    Cost: $85/hour to nonprofit organizations. $100/hour to for-profit businesses. $60 minimum.



    Contact HomeschoolCPA, Carol Topp, CPA, to arrange a telephone consultation.



    Click Here to request more information!



     



     

    • 14 min
    Social Distancing in a Homeschool Group

    Social Distancing in a Homeschool Group

    Social Distancing in a Homeschool Group



    Three homeschool leaders discuss the challenges of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.



    In June 2020, Carol Topp of HomeschoolCPA.com hosted a webinar titled Planning an Uncertain Future for homeschool group leaders. The purpose of the webinar was to help homeschool groups plan their fall activities given the COVID-19 pandemic was making it uncertain of they could operate. This podcast will air the highlights in small chunks over five episodes.



    Join this episode and the other episodes as Carol and three panelists discuss:



    * Part 1: Making decisions as a board or team

    * Part 2: Tools a homeschool group can use for planning an uncertain future

    * Part 3: Dealing with social distancing rules and wearing masks

    * Part 4: Questions regarding lawsuits, health restrictions, and accommodating new families

    * Part 5: How to communicate the plan to the members

    * Part 6: Using Zoom, offering refunds and other topics.



    During the podcast Carol mentioned:



    * Criteria to consider when social distancing: “From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities”

    npr.org/sections/health-shots/ May 23, 2020

    * For the RegFox discount Amanda mentioned, email her at admin@excellenceinlearning.org

    * The I am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook group. Please join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/



    The webinar is available to watch on YouTube at no charge. https://youtu.be/AaQ1c_XuUvY? It runs for one hour 38 minutes



    Featured Product



    Books for Homeschool Leaders



    HomeschoolCPA has several books to help leaders start and run a homeschool program



    * Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out

    * Money Management for Homeschool Organizations

    * The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization

    * Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization

    * Homeschool Board Member Manual

    * Taxes for Homeschool Business Owners



    All these books can be found at https://homeschoolcpa.com/bookstore/



     



     



     

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Mangoandy ,

Great Advice From A Seasoned Pro

Carol Topp has experience in the world of finances and homeschooling. Her podcast contains great advice and information from someone in the trenches. She understands finances and she understands homeschooling and her passion to encourage and educate come out on every episode! I listen to every show!

Jonah | MoneyMakingMillennials ,

A great show!

Carol Topp provides a great podcast every 2 weeks using her wealth of knowledge as a Certified Public Accountant. I've learned a lot from listening to her podcast.

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