Nonprofit Blog

Welcome to the Nonprofit Blog hosted by the professionals at Armanino, CPAs & Consultants. This blog is set up to inform nonprofit organizations of trends, rule changes, best practices and free educational offerings that we have built to support nonprofit organizations. Our professionals bring you their insights from an accounting and organization perspective to help nonprofits reach their goals. We support our clients with advice, direction and best practices.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Armanino Foundation Turns 1: What We’ve Learned

There’s nothing like real-world experience to drive home what works and what doesn’t. When we created the Armanino Foundation in fall of 2016, we gained a firsthand perspective on the challenges and rewards of establishing and managing a nonprofit organization. To assist others who have a private foundation (or who are considering starting one), we’d …

Monday, May 15, 2017

Navigating Risk in Today’s Dynamic Environment

For the past five years, Armanino has brought you our annual Nonprofit Symposium—a free, half-day event for nonprofit industry leaders that offers education and networking around today’s leading nonprofit finance issues, as well as an opportunity for continuing professional education (CPE) credit. This year marks our sixth anniversary. To celebrate our sixth year, we’ve highlighted …

Monday, November 7, 2016

Last Call: Top 6 Reasons to Attend EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION is happening this Thursday, November 10 and it’s not too late to register! This free, one-day event for business leaders offers education and networking around today’s leading business practices, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits. Here are the top reasons your nonprofit finance team should attend: 1. Experience Growth …

Monday, October 3, 2016

Register Now for Armanino’s EVOLUTION 2016 – Growth Through Innovation

Back for its second year on November 10, Armanino will host EVOLUTION 2016—a free, one-day event for business leaders that offers education and networking around today’s leading business practices, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits. Here is everything you need to know about why your nonprofit finance team should attend …

Friday, September 23, 2016

Innovation: A Must-Have Tool for Nonprofit CFOs

Innovation is must-have equipment in the toolbox of CFOs operating in the nonprofit sphere. That’s the message from a panel of nonprofit executives at this year’s nonprofit symposium. Finding sustainability is a constant challenge, said Sally Petersen, CFO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. And sometimes the enemy is …

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Nonprofit Symposium Recap: How to Streamline Your Fundraising

Although fundraising is critical to nonprofits’ success, many don’t have the right finance infrastructure to support it. To better serve their missions, organizations of all sizes need to put efficient donor management technology and processes in place. “We’ve found that if you’re working with donors, you need a system to track those relationships,” said Armanino …

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Armanino Nonprofit Symposium: Why Nonprofits Hire an Outsourced CFO

Organizations choose to outsource their CFO for a number of different reasons. Some of these are easy to measure, but others are more intangible, according to panelists at the recent Armanino Nonprofit Symposium. Regina Birdsell, president and CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management, said that as nonprofits try to get the most out of …

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Brighter Side of Nonprofit Collaboration

Many nonprofits shy away from collaboration and partnerships for many reasons such as overlap of initiatives, the competition for grant funds and lack of resources. By avoiding working as partners, organizations are missing out on new ideas and initiatives that can make change for the community being served. Through well-planned and proper execution, collaboration can …

Monday, August 8, 2016

Nonprofit Symposium Keynote Recap: Influence Sustainable Change

Nonprofit finance leaders may not see themselves as architects of change in the sector. But as nonprofit organizations continue to struggle with systemic challenges, such as the overhead myth and inequity, they can play a strategic role in solving these widespread problems. “You have way more influence than you know, because the budget determines everything,” …

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Why Nonprofits are Demanding More from their Software

When it comes to your nonprofit’s fundraising goals, having top software programs and tools to streamline your efforts are increasingly important to your organization’s sustainability and mission. These programs can help you efficiently manage your donor base, maintain relationships, engage donors and raise more funds. Over the past few years, nonprofits have been switching from …

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