3 Reasons to Consider Outsourced Accounting for Your Nonprofit

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, nonprofits are finding new and creative ways to keep up. Today’s leading nonprofits are perfecting the art of virtual fundraising and volunteering. They’re implementing fresh social media strategies. They’re creating innovative donor retention programs. And they’re driving their missions forward despite myriad ongoing global challenges. It’s a…

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Why Numbers Matter to a Nonprofit Board

For Nonprofit Boards, Numbers Are a Necessity   As a Board member for a nonprofit organization, you’re expected to attend Board meetings, monitor fundraising and management, digest reports, and help the organization determine its strategic direction. You’re also expected—and, indeed, compelled by law—to oversee the organization’s finances as part of the fiduciary responsibility of a Board….

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5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Budgeting

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofit organizations is sustainability. Staying afloat during uncertain times can be especially tough without a proper financial plan in place. A carefully planned budget can help NPO’s maintain and improve their operations and even refocus their goals and objectives when challenges arise. Think of a budget as a roadmap that will guide your decisions on how…

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5 Key Tips to Successful Nonprofit Financial Management

By adopting nonprofit financial management best practices, organizations can optimize their present and protect their futures. Following a few key steps can make a big difference in the performance of a nonprofit, giving it the stability and flexibility needed to deliver on its goals and achieve its missions. Following financial management best practices also protects nonprofits from making costly mistakes or taking actions that compromise the organization’s integrity. While it is impossible to…

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The PBC Audit Checklist—and Why You Need One

If you’re getting close to an annual audit, you’ve probably heard the term “PBC”—but what is it and what does it mean?  First, it is important to understand what an audit REALLY is.  So many organizations view an audit as an opportunity to issue financial statements.  It’s not uncommon to even refer to the audited financials as the auditor’s financials when, actually, it is the responsibility…

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The Importance of Nonprofit Internal Controls

Internal controls are a must for nonprofit organizations. It should be a priority to establish proper internal controls from the start to ensure that assets are protected, and risks are mitigated. NPOs often struggle with limited staff and resources, which makes them particularly vulnerable to the risk of fraud or mishandling of funds.  Nonprofit leaders,…

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Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board

The duties of board members are many. From steering the organization’s mission and purpose, to appointing new directors and overseeing fundraising, it is critical to the success of an NPO that board members understand their responsibilities. One of the most important functions of a board is to oversee the organization’s financials. Lack of proper financial…

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