Accounting for Nonprofits: Blog Series

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Form 990: Guide to Filing Instructions for Nonprofits

Form 990: Guide to Filing Instructions for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are required by the IRS to file an annual financial information return called the Form 990. This guide provides form 990 filing instructions by breaking down the who, what and why. What is the IRS Form 990? Form 990 is a tax form that any nonprofit...

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Not-for-Profit vs Nonprofit: What is the difference?

Not-for-Profit vs Nonprofit: What is the difference?

Not-for-profit vs nonprofit organizations are often confused with one another. As you discover in this post, there are distinct differences between the two. Find out what sets them apart. Difference between not-for-profit vs nonprofit What is not-for-profit...

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In-Kind Donations: Guide to What Nonprofits Need to Know

In-Kind Donations: Guide to What Nonprofits Need to Know

An in-kind donation does not involve cash gifts and can be one of the most important resources for many nonprofits. This article provides an in-depth guide to what you need to know for compliance and sustainability.   The lifeblood for some sustainable nonprofits...

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Hidden Gems About Accounting for Nonprofits Revealed

Hidden Gems About Accounting for Nonprofits Revealed

Accounting for nonprofits measures nonprofit success by fulfilling its mission rather than making a profit. Take a deep dive into how accounting for nonprofits differs from for-profit accounting.   What is Accounting for Nonprofits? While many aspects of...

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Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: Best Hiring Practices

Bookkeeping for Nonprofits: Best Hiring Practices

Bookkeeping for nonprofits is essential for maintaining day-to-day data entry of revenue and expenses. Let’s explore best hiring practices. What is bookkeeping for nonprofits? Every dollar that comes in and every dollar that goes out must be recorded. It is the role...

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Nonprofit Cash Flow Forecasts: How To Avoid Deficits

Nonprofit Cash Flow Forecasts: How To Avoid Deficits

Nonprofit cash flow forecasts predict when revenue comes in and when revenue goes out. It is an excellent tool to avoid cash shortfalls. By pinpointing deficits during a 12-month period, your nonprofit can avoid a crisis before it becomes a major problem. 5 steps to...

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Nonprofit Operating Reserves: How to Plan for Emergencies

Nonprofit Operating Reserves: How to Plan for Emergencies

Nonprofit operating reserves is revenue set aside for future use. Planning for this ensures long-term financial heath. Where does this money come from and how can nonprofits plan for the future? Establishing nonprofit cash reserves Nonprofit operating reserves are...

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