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Nonprofit Blog

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 …

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Looking for Better Decision Support in 2018? Consider Software Solutions in These 3 Areas

Nonprofits need realistic numbers on which to base sound operational and strategic decisions, and financial software that is tailored to the industry can help finance teams generate this data quickly and efficiently. Here are three areas where nonprofit-friendly software can facilitate financial processes and deliver the information you need to keep the ship moving in …

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Telling Your Liquidity Story

Donors and grant makers rely heavily on financial statements when making endowment and contribution decisions. But until now, financial statement users were unable to assess a nonprofit’s liquidity unless they posed follow-up questions directly to the nonprofit. With the new nonprofit reporting requirements soon to take effect, nonprofit leaders have the opportunity to add more …

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

8-Step Checklist: Get Ready for the New Rev Rec Rules

The last few years have brought an avalanche of changes to how nonprofits report their financial results. While you likely are already deep in the details of the new nonprofit financial reporting standard, there’s one more set of rules you can’t afford to ignore: the new revenue recognition standard. This guidance, also known as ASC …

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, April 10, 2017

Another Slow-Motion Car Crash for the Nonprofit Sector?

From the vantage point of a Southern CA accounting firm with a diversified practice including mortgage lenders and real estate developers, there were a number of troubling signs about the economy in the fall of 2007. What wasn’t immediately obvious was the potential impact on the nonprofit sector. But the magnitude of the financial downturn …

Friday, March 10, 2017

When Should You Pursue Pledged Donations From an Estate?

Duke University suffered a heavy blow to goodwill—and to its cash flow for years to come—due to public backlash over the school’s legitimate claim against the estate of a loyal supporter. Last August, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Duke University had made a claim on the estate of Aubrey McClendon for about $9.94 …

Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Manage Your Grant Reporting

A nonprofit may have dozens―or even hundreds―of private grants, with reporting requirements that can run the gamut from simple to wildly complex. Without an efficient process to track and report how it spends restricted dollars, any organization can quickly find itself struggling to meet its obligations to grantors. That’s not a scenario anybody wants. To …

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 …

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