Finance & Accounting
Get tips and expert advice on how to optimize your organization's financial management operations, increase transparency and accountability, and collaborate more closely with development and other stakeholders.
Form 990: What You Need to Know About Filing for Your Nonprofit
It may feel like very few things involving the IRS are straightforward. But when it comes to nonprofit tax exemption, [...]
5 Questions to Ask Your Fund Accounting Vendor
When your nonprofit is looking to change its financial system, it would be nice to have a crystal ball. You’d [...]
How Your Finance and Program Teams Can Work Together to Ensure Grant Compliance
As Winston Churchill said, with great power comes great responsibility, and nowhere is that felt more acutely than those who [...]
Nonprofit Finance Leaders: Don’t Miss These bbcon 2023 Sessions
The annual conference celebrating Blackbaud’s ecosystem of changemakers is back and in person this year! In addition to getting to [...]
4 Best Practices for Setting Your Accounting Team Up for Success Next Year
It’s that time of year again—you’ve finally made it through your fiscal year-end, closed all your books easily, and had [...]
Meeting Today’s Challenges: Why Your Organization Needs a Modern CFO
Once, when asked what I do for a living, I responded, “I’m a CFO for nonprofits.” Instead of getting a [...]
Evaluating and Streamlining Your Annual Budgeting Process
Tips to help social good organizations streamline and improve the annual budgeting process.
5 Ways Fund Accounting Software Makes Nonprofit Budgeting Simple
Building your nonprofit budget is often like putting together a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. You know what you want it to [...]
The Final Step of the Audit: Helping Your Board Understand the Nonprofit Audit Report
Your nonprofit audit should reinforce the good work that you do. This post shares tips for how to effectively share your financial statements with your board.
Preparing for Your School or Nonprofit Financial Audit: Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls
The annual audit is often viewed as a chore.This blog post shares expert advice on how to prepare by targeting risks and measuring performance and compliance.
How Finance Can Partner with Program for Nonprofit Audit Success
Want to learn more about preparing for a successful audit? This blog post shares tips for how Finance and Program can partner for success.
A Checklist for a Smooth Fiscal Year-End for Your Nonprofit
There is a shadow lurking behind all the excitement around your next big event. Something is looming behind your next [...]
How a Segmented Chart of Accounts Reduces Errors in Your Nonprofit Accounting
To be part of a modern nonprofit financial office is to witness fingers flying over keyboards as information is entered [...]
What is a Donor-advised Fund (DAF) and How Do They Work?
Flexible and simple—DAFs are an attractive option for charitable givers. Learn the basics about Donor-advised Funds from Blackbaud! [...]