Nonprofit Blog

The latest finance, accounting, tax, audit and software news uniquely tailored for the nonprofit industry – private schools, foundations, museums, animal/environmental/social welfare, and church or faith-based organizations. Follow for the latest nonprofit trends, rule changes, best practices and free educational offerings.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Use Benchmarking Tools to Powerfully Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Nonprofits have an important story to tell key stakeholders, funders, donors, boards and peers. This story is what makes each organization unique, but nonprofits also share a common need to demonstrate how funding and operations are meeting mission goals. One of the best ways to effectively understand and tell your story is through benchmarking. This …

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Reports Show Foundations Lead the Way as Nonprofit Sector Continues to Grow

Back in 2012, America was slowly climbing out of the Great Recession, and foundations were leading the way by distributing a then record $52 billion. A year later, foundations again broke the record by distributing $54.7 billion. The numbers come from a new report—Key Facts on U.S. Foundations—released by the Foundation Center in New York …

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2011 Nonprofit CFO Findings

Our 2011 CFO Evolution Nonprofit Benchmarking Survey revealed a number of findings related to the current state of Bay Area Nonprofit CFO organizations as well as the future aspirations of nonprofit CFOs. One in particular is the major challenges currently facing nonprofit organizations, including revenue generation, declining membership/student population and expense management. A recurring theme …

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Evaluate Nonprofit Organizations Before Donating

The impact of the poor economy has taken a toll on charitable organizations, causing the relationship between grant makers and charities to become more “businesslike.” Savvy grant makers are much more strategic about giving than in the past. They’re also performing what amounts to financial due diligence with respect to their giving and with good …