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Blackbaud Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Blog Posts

  • Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO That Lead to Mission Success

    Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO That Lead to Mission Success

    Whether determining how financial resources are spent or raised, clarifying organizational priorities, or building leadership—in many ways, finance determines mission success and impact.

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  • 6 Key Changes for Nonprofits in the FASB’s ASU 2016-14

    6 Key Changes for Nonprofits in the FASB’s ASU 2016-14

    FASB’s new nonprofit accounting rules take effect this year. Do you know how ASU 2016-14 will impact you?

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  • Customers Name Financial Edge NXT 2018 Top Rated Accounting Software

    Customers Name Financial Edge NXT 2018 Top Rated Accounting Software

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  • Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

    Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

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  • 5 Nonprofit Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before

    5 Nonprofit Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before

    We don’t know where the funding is headed but I think we can all agree that changes are coming.

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  • The DATA Act in the Age of Transparency

    The DATA Act in the Age of Transparency

    Accountability and transparency drive the DATA Act’s bold promise of better spending, improved outcomes, and more efficient government.

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  • Financial Edge NXT is Among Top Solutions Named in the 2017 Reviewers’ Choice for Fund Accounting Software by Software Advice

    Financial Edge NXT is Among Top Solutions Named in the 2017 Reviewers’ Choice for Fund Accounting Software by Software Advice

    Financial Edge NXT, Blackbaud’s cloud accounting solution, is among the top five solutions selected in the 2017 Reviewers’ Choice for Fund Accounting Software by Software Advice—a Gartner company.

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  • The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

    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.

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  • The Final Step of the Nonprofit Audit: Presenting Financial Statements to Your Board

    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.

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  • Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

    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.

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  • How Finance Can Partner with Program for Audit Success

    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.

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  • Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

    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.

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  • How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

    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.

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  • 9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process

    9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process

    Building a successful budget is a key component in accounting, and nonprofit accounting is no exception.

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  • Financial Edge NXT Named a Top Rated Accounting & Budgeting Solution by Software Users on TrustRadius

    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.

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  • 8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

    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.

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  • How Accusations of 'Financial Mismanagement' Impact All Fundraisers

    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.

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  • What Are Admin Expenses?

    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...

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  • Three Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit

    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 »

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  • Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

    Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

    When you have have something valuable, the more you have of it, the richer you become.

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