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.
Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Filing Your Form 990
Your tax-exempt status may keep you from having to file traditional tax returns, but maintaining the designation comes with its [...]
Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations
For years, we’ve used language from for-profit businesses to explain nonprofit organizational activity. However, that's made it more difficult to explain the critical connection between financials, fundraising, and mission delivery.
7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit
Implementing lean processes can help nonprofits increase value and eliminate waste to better achieve their missions. Read these 7 steps for a successful lean implementation.
Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization
The decision to establish (or restructure) a grant office is one that requires human and capital resources as well as diligence in execution. So, it’s crucial to the ongoing success of your grant office that there’s clarity within the organization
Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success
The most successful nonprofit CFOs take on three key roles: Builder, Strategic Decision-Maker and Cultural Trendsetter. Learn how to embody each of these roles to make mission success happen.
5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!
Today's environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned. Here are the top 5 drivers to ensure your organization has the financial information to be responsive.
What Are Admin Expenses?
Employee salaries, purchasing office supplies, and paying the electric bill so the lights keep working are all examples of the admin costs.
5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit
Gratitude towards funders is critical, but thankfulness shouldn’t stop us from having honest discussions about expenses.
You Can Win the Fiscal Year-End Marathon, and Here’s How
If you follow our tips, you will stay positive, learn from past mistakes, and make next year’s audit even better than the last.
The 7 Steps to Choosing Nonprofit Accounting Software
This checklist breaks the selection process into seven critical steps, and provides tips on how to choose the best software for your nonprofit.
3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity
Here are three strategies your organization can use to build its capacity to plan for more, not less resources to meet its mission.
How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4
Final post in a four-part series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. This blog deals with “Level 4: Well-oiled machine: All systems in place with nearly 100% adoption.”
How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 3
This is the 3rd in a series of 4 blogs related to developing and growing a prospect management system
6 Functions for Creating Effective Budgets
Budgeting is an intrinsic and vital part of a nonprofit organization. Often, it requires months of drafting and revising before [...]