Friday, August 9, 2013
We Need To Change The Way We View Nonprofits
Posted by Armanino Nonprofit Team
While watching a video a friend sent me on how to tie your shoes, I came across this video by activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta. His talk provides interesting insights on charities, the nonprofit business model and the standards society places on nonprofits. One of his points that I found very interesting and relevant is with respect to overhead expenses. He says that too often nonprofits are judged by how little they spend, thus forcing organizations to keep overhead low. This in turn stifles their growth and lowers their horizon. He has ambitious goals for the nonprofit sector, and his ideas may be what the sector needs to really change the world.
The TEDTalks are the best talks from the TED Conference. The motto is “ideas worth spreading”.
Nonprofit organizations have specialized audit, tax and operational needs that require specialized service. Armanino has been committed to the nonprofit sector since 1953, and we now work with more than 500 nonprofit clients. This hands-on experience gives our staff of CPAs and former CFOs a deeper understanding of the issues nonprofits face, so we’re able to meet their needs and help them fulfill their missions in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.