Nonprofit Finance

Doing This One Thing Will Help Your Nonprofit Secure Government Funding

The United States government awards federal grants across all sectors, as a means to fund ideas and projects that address community needs. There are 26 federal grant-making agencies and more than 900 federal programs in the US government, and billions of dollars in grants are awarded each year. All government [...]

By |2021-02-10T15:16:24-05:00February 12th, 2021|Fundraising, Grants, Nonprofit Finance|

Nonprofits – Are You Really Restricting Your Restricted Funds?

Nonprofit accounting standards dictate that nonprofits must treat the gifts and donations they receive in specific ways. This includes making special accounting provisions for funds with donor restrictions and funds without donor restrictions.  However, due to the difficulty involved in complying with these accounting standards, nonprofits are understandably less than [...]

By |2021-01-05T09:55:56-05:00January 7th, 2021|Gift acceptance, Nonprofit Finance|

[VIDEO] Nonprofit Budgeting: How to Build Your Roadmap to Growth and Impact

In this webinar, Stephanie Skryzowski will review the methodology and mindset around budgeting, five common mistakes to avoid, how to break down silos and create an inclusive budget process, how to analyze and communicate your budget, and how to strengthen your budget’s impact through forecasting and cash flow management. Full [...]

By |2020-10-06T09:49:48-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Nonprofit Finance, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

3 Tips For Moving From All-Volunteer to Your First Paid Staff at a Nonprofit

“We’re 100% volunteer-run!” That may not be the good news you think it is.  It’s not that volunteers aren’t valuable. They absolutely are! It’s just that eventually most roles outgrow the duties and reasonable time commitment of a volunteer position. That caps your growth.  But how do you get from [...]

Do Your Nonprofit’s Financial Operations Reflect Your Commitment to DEI?

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. For the last few years, the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements have brought DEI work into sharp relief. White people are increasingly unable to ignore their inherent privilege. While many whites shift uncomfortably in their seats, marginalized communities across the US continue to sing, walk, stand, sit, and [...]

6 Ways to Leverage Financial Data for a Successful Giving Season

Giving season is right around the corner, and we know that, in between sips of pumpkin spice lattes, fundraising and development teams across the country are busy finalizing their plans to maximize giving opportunities. But have you ever considered that the months leading up to giving season are actually a [...]

By |2020-05-13T09:07:26-04:00October 17th, 2019|Nonprofit Finance, Nonprofit Sustainability|

Prepare for Tax-Season as a Nonprofit: A Quick Guide

Tax season is no one’s favorite time of year. Even for tax-exempt organizations, dealing with the required forms and paperwork can get quickly overwhelming. However, it’s imperative you don’t blow off this work! Your 990 is critical for your fundraising success. Pulling all of the important data included in this [...]

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