Goals

Governance vs Management, Is There a Difference?

By |2018-12-28T10:45:50+00:00December 18th, 2018|Board, Goals, Internal Control, Leader, Nonprofit|

It’s no secret that nonprofit organizations come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Likewise, the structure of their boards are made up of various shapes and sizes.  As a board member, it's important to understand what your role is in providing service to the organization.  Especially for organizations without paid staff, board members are [...]

10 Reasons for Your Nonprofit to Develop a Succession Plan

By |2018-11-02T13:01:56+00:00October 8th, 2018|Goals, Nonprofit, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Succession planning is a huge topic in business right now and at TDT we repeatedly talk about it with our for-profit clients. Record numbers of nonprofit executives are preparing for their retirement, making this topic incredibly important and timely. For many nonprofit organizations, conversations regarding succession planning are past due, putting the organization at risk. [...]

3 Steps in Creating Your Succession Plan

By |2018-12-13T15:50:38+00:00September 14th, 2018|Goals, Preparation, Succession Planning|

Finding time and enough resources to commit towards a multi-step, multi-year succession plan, while managing the controlled chaos of running a business can be daunting. When time is the most precious resource we have, spending it thinking about how to get out of a business we spent our lives getting into seems illogical. However, those [...]

Legal Duties of Board Service

By |2018-11-28T14:45:24+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 [...]

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Outsourcing Your Accounting

By |2018-07-12T09:08:59+00:00June 19th, 2018|Accounting, Advisory, Goals, Payroll, Tax, Tax Planning, Value|

Jodi Kerr, CPA, and TDT Tax Partner, provides insight to outsourcing your accounting and the mistakes that can be avoided in the process. Jodi specializes in small business consulting, individual and business tax compliance. The 2017 Tax season has concluded. Now is a good time to reflect on the process and identify areas of improvement in your accounting. [...]

Performance Measurement: Savings Indicator Rate

By |2018-12-07T16:00:57+00:00April 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.

5 Questions to Ask When Creating a Dashboard for Your Organization

By |2018-04-17T11:05:47+00:00March 15th, 2018|Goals, Nonprofit, Performance Measurement, Tips|

Amanda Lane, Tax Manager at TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C., provides an overview of creating dashboards. Amanda serves social service organizations, colleges and universities, membership organizations and many others throughout Iowa. Where to start? When meeting with clients and prospects, the topic of dashboards comes up quite frequently. Dashboards tend to be the new buzzwords [...]