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Our Executive Director is Embezzling
It’s the call no board member wants or expects to get: The organization’s executive director is being investigated for embezzlement.
Attorney Recommends Review Instead of Audit
Attorney Tom Silk shares recommendations that nonprofit organizations are better served by reviews in place of full audits.
Seven Ways to Reduce Your Audit Costs
Dennis Walsh, a certified public accountant, shares seven ways nonprofits can reduce the costs around the auditing process.
Focus on the Destination, Not the Route (Budget)!
Jeanne Bell argues it’s time to stop looking at budgets and pay attention instead to projections and financial goals.
Finance Fear Factor Ratios
Watching indicators of financial health like performance-to-budget or reserve size are important, but may not say if you need to worry now.
Volunteer Time Financial Statement Illustrations
Financial notes for the article, “Tracking Volunteer Time to Improve Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide,” by Dennis Walsh, CPA.
Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide
CPA Dennis Walsh of North Carolina explains why and how to include volunteer time in your nonprofit’s budgets and financials.
Loans From Nonprofit Board Members
Should a nonprofit organization accept a personal loans from a board member? Some of the choices in how such loans can be made. A starting point for a discussion with the board or a discussion with your personal financial advisor.
Closing Down the Right Way
Blue Avocado shares steps for how a nonprofit organization can shut down its operations and ride into the sunset gracefully.
Nonprofit Retirement: Part 1 of 3
This issue we begin a three-part series on nonprofit retirement, written by Blue Avocado columnist Steve Zimmerman. You’ve read about how organizations should prepare for people retiring, but not much about how you can prepare. In our trademark …