Budget

3 Alternative Engagements to an Audit

By |2019-09-18T16:21:32-05:00August 15th, 2019|Assurance, Board, Budget, Compliance, Nonprofit|

Last quarter, I discussed what an audit accomplishes and what it does not accomplish in my article titled “Do You Really Need An Audit?” In that article, I introduced the idea that an audit may not be right for every organization, especially if resources are tight, as audits can be costly. Below, I discuss a [...]

Can I Use My Endowment As Collateral?

By |2019-04-01T13:30:06-05:00March 13th, 2019|Assurance, Board, Budget, Cash Flow, Gifts, Nonprofit|

Organizations looking to expand their programs sometimes need to obtain bank financing for large projects such as the acquisition of a building. Depending upon the financing received, collateral is often a necessary piece of closing the deal. For organizations with large endowments, the question may come up as to whether the organization may use the [...]

Here They Are…More Changes to Financial Statements!

By |2019-05-22T10:02:36-05:00December 11th, 2018|Accounting, Board, Budget, Cash Flow, Change, Compliance, Investment, Nonprofit, Preparation|

Previously in “Changes to Financial Statements for Not-for-Profit Entities, Are You Ready?” we provided information on the changes to net asset presentation and underwater endowments under the new financial statement presentation standard. Now we will address the new presentation and disclosure items related to liquidity and availability disclosures, functional expenses, investment expenses, and the statement [...]

4 Areas to Consider When Planning Your Next Capital Campaign

By |2018-12-13T15:46:24-05:00September 24th, 2018|Budget, Donation, Gifts, Nonprofit, Preparation|

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 [...]

Understanding the Statement of Cash Flows

By |2018-07-13T11:00:15-05:00May 8th, 2018|Budget, Cash Flow, Nonprofit|

Dan Montgomery, CPA and Senior Assurance Associate at TDT, explains why having an effective internal control system is important. With more than ten years of experience, Dan specializes in audits of nonprofits, governmental entities, and employee benefit plans. Required Financial Statements Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), there are three basic financial statements that nonprofits [...]

Performance Measurement: Savings Indicator Rate

By |2018-12-07T16:00:57-05:00April 17th, 2018|Budget, Goals, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Preparation, Saving, Tips|

 This week's segment of the Nonprofit Performance Measurement video series, Amanda Lane, CPA, provides guidance on how to measure the savings indicator rate.