Community Benefit 101- The Nuts and Bolts of Planning and Reporting Community Benefit

CHA's Community Benefit 101 program will continue to be offered as a virtual event in 2022! A highlight for 2022 will be the debut of the newest edition of CHA's nationally-recognized resource, A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit which will include updates on identifying and addressing health disparities and forming more authentic, effective community partnerships.

Community Benefit 101 provides new community benefit professionals and others who want to learn about community benefit with the foundational knowledge and tools needed to meet today's challenges. Through video presentations, live chat and commentary provided by community benefit leaders, CHA will provide the basics of community benefit, access to practical tools and resources, as well as timely public policy updates.


The CB 101 virtual conference sessions will cover:
  • How community benefit demonstrates the organization's mission.
  • The latest news on tax exemption/community benefit issues.
  • Steps for planning and evaluating community benefit programs.
  • Policies needed to support community benefit programs.
  • What counts and doesn't count as community benefit.
  • Community benefit accounting principles.
  • How to tell the community benefit story.

Who should attend?

While it is designed for new community benefit professionals, the virtual format now makes this meeting accessible to a wider audience, including:

  • Staff in mission, finance/tax, population health, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, communications, government relations, and compliance who want to learn about the important relationship of their work and community benefit/community health.
  • Veteran community benefit staff who want a refresher course to update them on current practices, inspire future activities and connect with others in nonprofit health care practitioners doing this work.

Additional information and an agenda will be available in spring. If you have questions now, please contact Julie Trocchio, CHA's senior director of community benefit and continuing care.


Oct. 25, 26 and 27, 2022
2-5 p.m. ET each day

Registration Fee:
CHA Members: $225
Other Registrants: $450

Need an account? Sign up today.
Questions? Email CHA or call (800) 230-7823.


New for 2022! Special Offer for Community Benefit Reporters
This year we added single day registration with special pricing for community benefit reporters who want to focus on what counts, accounting and how to tell the community benefit story. This session will include an extended discussion on what counts and is reported on the IRS 990 Schedule H and the IRS community benefit accounting guidelines, with plenty of time for questions. Whether you are new to reporting or need a refresher, you can register for just Day 2, October 26.

Register for Single Day

Here's what 2021 participants said was most valuable!