Accounting for Nonprofits: Blog Series

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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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Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status: What is the Criteria?

Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status: What is the Criteria?

Is your nonprofit tax exempt? Being a nonprofit organization doesn’t mean you are exempt from paying taxes. This post explores the criteria for tax exemption. Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Criteria Nonprofit organizations must fulfill federal requirements to qualify as...

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Criteria for Hiring a Skilled Nonprofit Accountant

Criteria for Hiring a Skilled Nonprofit Accountant

Hiring a nonprofit accountant is critical to a nonprofit’s success in fulfilling its mission. Selecting an accountant with the proper skills and understanding can be a daunting task. Before you hire your next nonprofit accountant, be sure they have the knowledge...

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Restricted Donations: Real World Answers on Expenses

Restricted Donations: Real World Answers on Expenses

Nonprofits sometimes get caught up with donor restrictions imposed on donations and how to use these funds to pay expenses. What is the best way to pay expenses using donor restricted funds and remain compliant? How to Pay Expenses Using Donor Restricted Donations In...

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What Form 990 Red Flags Reveal About Your Nonprofit

What Form 990 Red Flags Reveal About Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Form 990 red flags impact donor trust and reveal lack of due diligence. The 990 is a snapshot of how well an organization has complied with government regulations and what activities it has carried out to ensure it is upholding its mission. Who Files Form...

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Surviving COVID-19: Nonprofit Sustainability Plan

Surviving COVID-19: Nonprofit Sustainability Plan

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, both nonprofit bottom lines are impacted — mission and financial. Following a nonprofit sustainability plan is key to survival. Nonprofit Sustainability Plan: Key to Survival Both nonprofit bottom lines are impacted — mission and...

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