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The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation
The real measure of a charity’s success is not in how well the return is on an investment, but rather how much that investment impacts the mission itself.
The Final Step of the Nonprofit Audit: Presenting Financial Statements to Your Board
The last step of the nonprofit audit is to present our audited financial statements and shiny, clean opinion letter to the board.
Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls
Procedures and processes that serve multiple purposes (e.g. compliance and information) have a much better chance of success than doing something just because it must be done.
How Finance Can Partner with Program for Audit Success
Does a dark cloud hang over your office when the auditor arrives? If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re not alone.
Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls
Internal controls have moved out of the dusty halls of accounting and become everyone's responsibility.
How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls
How are trust and internal controls intertwined? That is what we will explore in this article.
9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process
Building a successful budget is a key component in accounting, and nonprofit accounting is no exception.
Financial Edge NXT Named a Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Solution by Software Users on TrustRadius
Financial Edge NXT, Blackbaud’s cloud fund accounting solution, was named a 2017 Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Solution by software users on TrustRadius.
8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations
Every nonprofit needs strategy: it’s essential to making mindful choices. This article will provide a list of tips to help your nonprofit think about strategy.
How Accusations of 'Financial Mismanagement' Impact All Fundraisers
Even if it’s found that a criticism was unmerited, the reputation of a single organization – and the entire segment – still is impacted.
What Are Admin Expenses?
It goes without saying that admin costs are necessary for a nonprofit to exist, but how do you know if you're spending "too much" or "just about enough on admin costs? Read more...
Three Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit
Part three of the Single Audit and Uniform Guidance blog series by Lucy Morgan. Learn three steps you can take to avoid negative effects of audit findings and deficiencies. Read now »
Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox
When you have have something valuable, the more you have of it, the richer you become.
Three Key Changes in Singles Audits for Grant Managers
Part two of the Single Audit and Uniform Guidance blog series by Lucy Morgan. Learn about the three key changes in single audits for grant managers and other grant professionals. Read now »
What to Expect When You're Anticipating an Auditor
This is the first blog in a three-part series that will walk you through the basics of preparing for your first Single Audit with a step-by-step approach to help you confidently prepare for success.
The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations
Grab a glass of eggnog, a plate of holiday cookies, and enjoy our 5 Community Foundation Year-End Survival Tips!
Can Your Accounting Software Do This?
Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations
5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season
How Nonprofits Can Share Risks and Reap Benefits Through Collaboration