Cash Flow Management Practices For Your Nonprofit

By |2021-04-08T11:12:17-05:00February 1st, 2021|Accounting, Budget, Cash Flow, Donation, Fundraising, Nonprofit|

If you have ever heard the expression “cash is king,” it’s because it is, for now at least. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been taking off recently, but cash still rules the roost for now. As one of your organization’s top resources, it’s essential that cash is well managed, which includes understanding the timing [...]

4 Steps for Fundraising in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

By |2020-09-17T16:44:42-05:00June 30th, 2020|Budget, COVID-19, Donation, Fundraising, Goals, Nonprofit|

As we navigate this time of worldwide economic uncertainty, saying these times are “challenging” in the nonprofit world is understating the reality. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has affected organizations in different ways, nearly every nonprofit is concerned with maintaining donor engagement and achieving fundraising results. Many institutional donors have stepped up with accelerated distributions [...]

Why Donate? Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives

By |2020-07-15T14:25:06-05:00May 12th, 2020|Assurance, Change, COVID-19, Donation, Fundraising, Nonprofit|

Everyone is learning and adjusting during this COVID-19 pandemic because every day is different, requiring us to live, work, and play in ways we had not before. As the world feels the economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, there are new challenges that are arising for nonprofit organizations, especially with maintaining donor involvement. While this [...]

Donor Trust and Financial Transparency

By |2020-03-31T14:18:58-05:00February 18th, 2020|Assurance, Budget, Cash Flow, Donation, IRS, Nonprofit|

  For many nonprofit organizations, it may be easy to create and tell a story that pulls on potential donors’ heartstrings to encourage an initial donation. However, keeping them engaged and donating in the future requires trust; one of the best ways to ensure trust is through financial transparency. Sure, there are some financial transparency [...]

Standard Deduction vs. Itemized Deduction for Charitable Contributions

By |2019-12-09T13:20:53-06:00March 20th, 2019|Accounting, Advisory, Deductions, Donation, Saving, Tax, Tax Reform|

The benefits of charitable contributions may be eliminated for some taxpayers. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doubled the standard deduction, meaning more taxpayers may find themselves in a better tax position by choosing the standard deduction over itemizing. Since charitable contributions are itemized, this is leaving many to wonder, “Will I still [...]

Performance Measurement: Board Member Volunteer Hours

By |2018-12-07T14:17:14-06:00October 11th, 2018|Board, Donation, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Volunteer|

 This week’s segment of the Performance Measurement video series, Ross Van Laar, CPA, provides an overview of Nonprofit Board Member Volunteer Hours.

4 Areas to Consider When Planning Your Next Capital Campaign

By |2018-12-13T15:46:24-06:00September 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 [...]

Performance Measurement: Average Board Member Gift

By |2018-12-07T15:39:33-06:00June 26th, 2018|Board, Donation, Gifts, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Tips|

Dan Montgomery, CPA, provides this week's session of the Performance Measurement video series on the topic of the Average Board Member Gift.

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