Question: Does coming to a training session on community benefit count as community benefit? Can the costs be reported (e.g., registration fee, travel, food and lodging)?
Recommendation: The What Counts Task Force recommends counting all costs related to training as community benefit in Category G. Community Benefit Operations. This is community benefit because it helps enhance the overall community benefit program. As with all of your organization's activities, community benefit should be provided as efficiently as possible. The Task Force thus recommends that travel related expenses be kept to a minimum.