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If you’re not an accountant yourself, it can be hard to hire a qualified bookkeeper. How can you tell if an applicant really knows bookkeeping? CPA Dennis Walsh created this terrific assessment test you can give candidates for bookkeeping and ac …
The budget process sets an organization’s priorities. How does the board use its knowledge and leadership to add value to that process?
Use this helpful template, and a discussion on the finance committee with the ED and the finance staff to clarify roles around accountability.
If you have members (whether those members fit the legal definition of member or not), chances are you’re making at least one of these strategic mistakes identified by Ellis Robinson. With striking clarity she points the way not only to b …
Here is a wonderful, succinct guide that provides help for the 600,000 + treasurers of all-volunteer organizations (AVOs).
It’s the call no board member wants or expects to get: The organization’s executive director is being investigated for embezzlement.
Attorney Tom Silk shares recommendations that nonprofit organizations are better served by reviews in place of full audits.
Dennis Walsh, a certified public accountant, shares seven ways nonprofits can reduce the costs around the auditing process.
Jeanne Bell argues it’s time to stop looking at budgets and pay attention instead to projections and financial goals.
Watching indicators of financial health like performance-to-budget or reserve size are important, but may not say if you need to worry now.