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Legal Duties of Board Service

By |2018-07-12T09:22:36+00:00June 28th, 2018|Advisory, Board, Goals, Leading, Nonprofit|

Glen Swanson, CPA and TDT Assurance Manager, provides an overview of the legal obligations for agreeing to serve on a nonprofit’s board. Glen specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses, and employee benefit plans and has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting. When agreeing to serve on the board of a [...]

Are Your Event Sponsors Actually Advertising?

By |2018-07-13T11:03:22+00:00June 5th, 2018|Fundraising, IRS, Nonprofit, TAX|

Glen Swanson, CPA and TDT Assurance Manger, will discuss the differences between sponsorships and advertisements and how they impact income tax. Glen specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations, family-owned businesses, and employee benefit plans and has more than 10 years of experience in public accounting. Event programs are a great way for nonprofits to share their [...]

Performance Measurement: Percentage of Board Members Giving

By |2018-09-17T16:27:17+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Board, Donation, Gifts, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Tips, Uncategorized|

Glen Swanson, CPA, provides this week's session of the Performance Measurement video series topic of Percentage of Board Members Giving.

Performance Measurement: Funds Available for Temporarily Restricted Net Assets

By |2018-06-18T16:15:24+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Budget, Fundraising, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Saving, Tips|

  TD&T Assurance Manager, Glen Swanson, CPA provides the first in our Performance Measurement Video Series. This week's episode is on the metric: Funds Available for Temporarily Restricted Net Assets.

5 Ways to Help Your Board Understand Financial Reports

By |2018-04-17T10:28:41+00:00March 27th, 2018|Board, Nonprofit, Records|

Glen Swanson, TD&T Assurance Manager, provides ideas on how to help those outside of the finance office gain a better grasp on your organization’s financial reports. When presenting financial reports to your board or to staff outside of the finance team, do you find a lot of drooping eyelids and confused looks? Unfortunately, many individuals [...]

Performance Management: One Solution to Unlock Results

By |2018-02-09T11:03:16+00:00February 9th, 2018|Board, Change, Fundraising, Nonprofit|

“Measure what is measurable and make measurable what is not so.”  Galileo  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”  Peter   Envision the management team of a local nonprofit sitting down for their monthly meeting. The conversation goes something like this: Executive Director – “How did we do this month? What are the [...]

Four Financial Reports that will Help Your Board

By |2017-10-06T16:57:24+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Board, Nonprofit|

Glen Swanson, TD&T Assurance Manager, provides insight on the different types of financial reports and some of the ways your board can use them to improve your organization’s decision making. Boards play a vital role for many nonprofit organizations, including financial oversight. Review of financial reports should be a key agenda item at every board [...]

Financial Oversight Can Make or Break an Organization

By |2017-07-21T08:47:21+00:00June 8th, 2017|Goals, Nonprofit, Tips|

Glen Swanson, CPA –  Assurance Manager in TD&T’s West Des Moines office addresses the important financial oversight role played by nonprofit board members.  Individuals often agree to serve on a nonprofit’s board because they have a strong passion for the organization.  While this passion is important, overseeing the finances is equally important.  Board members need [...]