Being honest and transparent about overhead costs (i.e., Management & General, Fundraising, etc.) is vital in educating stakeholders on the cost of delivering services. Many people think of overhead as a negative part of doing business, thinking it is something to be minimized in order to maximize something (such as profits or other measurables). [...]
In each of our chosen fields and careers, there is often some industry-specific language that gets passed around. Nonprofits have their own sets of terminology that can be different and confusing. Whether you’re an accountant, board member, volunteer, or curious potential donor, getting to know the lingo used in non-profit accounting can be important [...]
This week’s segment of the Performance Measurement video series, Ross Van Laar, CPA, provides an overview of Number of Clients Served.
This week’s segment of the Performance Measurement video series, Ross Van Laar, CPA, provides an overview of Nonprofit Board Member Volunteer Hours.
Many organizations gear up every few years for a capital campaign with the purpose of raising money to acquire or improve a physical asset. A capital campaign can be useful to organizations as donors are drawn to what they can see and feel. As you’re planning and executing your next capital campaign, keep these four [...]
Ross Van Laar, CPA, provides this week's session of the Performance Measurement video series on the topic of Average Gift Size.
This week's segment of the Nonprofit Performance Measurement video series, Ross Van Laar, CPA, provides guidance on how to measure open rate and click-through rate.
Ross Van Laar, CPA and Assurance Manager at TDT, explains considerations for nonprofit organizations when accepting gifts. With more than seven years of experience, Ross specializes in audits of nonprofits, governmental entities, and employee benefit plans. Nonprofits face unique legal, ethical, and accounting challenges due to requirements for complying with donor restrictions on donations. A [...]