FAR Events


2014-2015 Program Calendar

Please note below the locations for each event.

Luncheon presentation details will be added as information is made available.

NOTE: Luncheon dates are subject to change based upon speaker and venue availability. Please visit the FAR website regularly for updates.

Luncheon dates 2014-2015
September 17, 2014 (Location: 1777 F Street, NW, Washington DC)
October 15, 2014 (Location: 1445 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC)
November 19, 2014 (Location: 1445 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC)
December 10, 2014 (Location: 1445 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC)
January 21, 2015 (Location: FHI 360 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)
February 18, 2015 (Location: FHI 360 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)
March 18, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC)
April 22, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC)
May 20, 2015 (Location: FHI 360 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC)
June 18, 2015 (Location: Capital Hilton 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC) NOTE: This event is on a Thursday.

*For-profit, non-members may attend one luncheon before joining. To attend additional luncheons, FAR membership is required. 

Upcoming events

    • 18 Mar 2015
    • 11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Washington, DC


    "How to Avoid Hiring Mistakes: Oops! Too Late!"  


    Jeffrey S. Tenebaum chairs Venable’s Non Profit Organizations Practice Group.  One of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys, he counsels his clients on a broad array of legal issues.  He is the recipient of many awards including, in 2006, the Outstanding Non Profit Lawyer of the Year Award by the American Bar Association.  Mr. Tenenbaum started his career in the nonprofit community by serving as Legal Section manager at ASAE following several years working on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant.  He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ASAE’s Association Law and Policy legal journal and the ASAE Public Policy Committee.  He has spoken to FAR membership in the past and we’re glad to welcome him back.



    David R. Warner’s practice at Venable LLP focuses on the resolution and litigation of complex labor, employment and business disputes. Mr. Warner represents and counsels both private and public sector clients with a particular emphasis on the government contractor and nonprofit industries. He regularly counsels employers on labor and employment related matters in order to minimize potential litigation risk and guides them in the design and implantation of effective and defensible application, hiring, promotion and compensation practices.



    Simone Putnam has been a partner at Raffa since 2001.  She currently oversees Raffa’s Consulting Division, providing a variety of services to clients including day-to-day human resource functions, employee relations, performance management, compliance reviews and investigations, employee handbook development, benefits and payroll consulting, recruiting, training and compensation management.  Ms. Putnam holds a Senior Professional certification in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the HR Leadership Forum and HR People & Strategy.




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    Finding the best talent to match your organization’s needs can be a tricky business.  Having effective procedures for recruiting, interviewing and vetting applicants is a good start, but even when you’ve followed all of these carefully, you may still wake up one day to the nagging suspicion that the person you’ve chosen is not the right fit.  Jeff Tannenbaum, partner with Venable LLP will moderate a panel of legal and Human Resource experts in their discussion of what you can do, both proactively and reactively to ensure hiring qualified staff,  reduce your exposure to claims of unfair practices and secure the quality of personnel.  Bring your questions and stories for a lively discussion following the presentation.

    Learning Outcomes:

    Attendees will learn how to:
    -identify valid sources of info used in hiring
    -recognize and confirm “red flags” in vetting process to reduce risk, loss and  exposure to litigation
    -review current law that protects both the employee and the organization when  addressing misunderstandings, poor performance, reassignments and separations
    -develop sound, legal response to an employment dispute

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Capital Hilton
    1001 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20036 (map and directions)

    Registration Instructions:
    Registering yourself: Please make sure to log in to the FAR website to receive FAR member registration options. NP guests may be added to your registration.
    Registering a substitute: Do NOT log in to the FAR website if you are registering a colleague as your substitute or use your email, simply go to the event page and select the appropriate substitute registration and enter your substitute's email address and information. NP guests may be added to the registration.
    Gold Members please contact to be registered.

    *If you are a nonprofit, non-member and have not attended a FAR luncheon, please contact

    This program will be evaluated for CPE credit and for Continuing Education credit.

    FAR is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 34219-2417.  Web-site:

    For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (

    There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after March 13, 2015. Field of Study: Personnel/HR Program level is basic – update. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation.  It is Group-Live delivery method. Sponsor ID: 109395

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Washington, DC
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Nonprofit Breakfast Discussion

    Topic: Board Reporting Examples

    Host: Mindy Saffer, LEED AP

    1800 M Street, NW, Suite 350 South Tower
    Washington, DC  20036

    Light breakfast refreshments will be served.

    Additional information:

    Cresa is located in the South Tower, you may enter the building from the M Street entrance or the 18th Street entrance.

    There is parking in the garage as well as on the street.



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