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.

Nonprofit Blog

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 22, 2016

Playing for Keeps: What to Do When Donors Change Their Minds

There are no take-backs in fundraising, right? Wrong. Contrary to what your development team might believe, donors can and do ask for their money back. Take country music superstar Garth Brooks. The singer found that he had friends in high places when an Oklahoma jury agreed that a hospital had defaulted on an agreement to …

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, June 28, 2016

Rethinking Sustainability: A Focus on Flexibility, Efficiency & Impact

For the past four 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 education (CE) credit. This year marks our 5th anniversary. To celebrate half a decade, we’ve highlighted our …

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Overtime Rules: The Impact on Nonprofits

The Fair Labor Standards Act is making big changes to the minimum wage and overtime protection laws, impacting nonprofit organizations nationwide. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new regulations regarding overtime pay that will significantly change how organizations classify employees. Here are the key provisions to the rule that will soon protect an …

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ransomware Attacks Put Hospitals on Alert

In the past few months, more than a dozen hospitals nationwide have had to fight a different kind of cybersecurity threat. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was one of the first to be hit. In February, staffers there found themselves locked out of their computer files, unable to access patient medical records. They …

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Best Practices for Nonprofits with Multiple Locations

Whether you call them affiliates, chapters or just the “downtown location,” the reality is nonprofits seeking to expand their impact often expand their organization geographically. In fact, the chapter model is at the core of some of the country’s largest nonprofits, such as The American Red Cross, YMCA and Habitat for Humanity. Yet, along with …

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 …

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gearing Up for a Higher Minimum Wage: Part 2

Is Your Nonprofit Ready For Higher Minimum Wages? In the first part of this blog series, we looked at the impact of Los Angeles County’s new minimum wage law on area nonprofits. If you remember, the minimum wage in LA is scheduled to rise from $10 to $15 over the next four years. The next …

Friday, April 1, 2016

Gearing Up for Higher Minimum Wage: Part 1

Living Wages and Your Nonprofit In theory, the new minimum wage laws being adopted by an increasing number of California municipalities should be something that all of us involved in the nonprofit sector can get behind. Living-wage advocates make the case that higher pay lifts workers out of poverty and pumps dollars back into the …

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