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Operating Reserves and the Not-For-Profit Organization’s Budget
Posted by David Brown on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 @ 04:55 PM

Organizations evolve. Operating environments change, and not-for-profit organizations can expect to feel a financial impact from the new tax legislation. Looking at your budget and operating reserves now can help your organization be prepared for what comes next. There are plenty of factors that weigh in on your bottom line, but the need for adequate operating reserves is a significant factor in maintaining financial stability.

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Topics: David Brown, not-for-profit, nonprofit, cash reserves, operating environment, tax legislation

CBIZ & MHM to Present at Upcoming 2018 AICUM Spring Symposium
Posted by Chrissy Hammond on Thu, Feb 1, 2018 @ 01:06 PM

Craig Klein, Tax Managing Director in the Not-For-Profit & Education practice, will lead a breakout session entitled, "Tax Reform and its Impact on Higher Education" at the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) 2018 Spring Symposium. The symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Bentley University.

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Topics: AICPA, NFP, NFP Conference

Cybersecurity Risks in the Season of Giving
Posted by Ray Gandy on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 @ 01:53 PM

December is a giving time of year, and not-for-profit organizations may be on the receiving end of some financial gifts. Individuals and businesses have strong tax incentives to make charitable contributions before the calendar year wraps up, and as a result, donations may be flooding in. 

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Topics: not-for-profit, NFP, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, cyber security, Holiday cyber risks

7 Lessons Not-For-Profits Learned From Early Adopting the New Financial Statement Standard
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 @ 04:57 PM

Not-for-profit organizations have a year to work on their new financial statement presentation requirements. Changes released in August 2016 affect the financial statement presentation of net asset classification, governing board designation, investment return, underwater endowment funds, capital gifts, expenses, liquidity and operating cash flows. Organizations will need to have the changes ready to go for their 2018 calendar year-end filings (Dec. 31, 2018 or 2019 fiscal year end filings, e.g. June 30, 2019).

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Topics: not-for-profit, Michelle Spriggs, NFP, nonprofit, Not-for-profit financial statement, financial statement reporting, financial statement presentation requirements, Financial Statement Standard

6 Tips for Retaining a Not-For-Profit CFO
Posted by Jay Meschke on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 @ 04:58 PM

Not-for-profit chief financial officers (CFOs) fill many roles, and may be involved in decisions ranging from accounting to real estate and administration. The smaller the organization, the more likely it is that your CFO covers a wide range of responsibilities. He or she could be providing oversight over finance teams while also creating a high level strategy for financial and investment decisions.

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Topics: CFO, not-for-profit, NFP, nonprofit, not-for-profit talent, retention, Jay Meschke

How Not-For-Profit Organizations Can Drive Organizational Change through Internal Coaching
Posted by Leslie Anderson on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 12:54 PM

High-performing not-for-profit organizations are by design, not default. They begin and end with high-performing individuals. Not-for-profits face some challenges competing for talent in the marketplace. Although the jury’s still out on how pay and benefits in the not-for-profit sector compares with the for-profit sector, not-for-profits may have a smaller recruiting budget than their for-profit counterparts. They may also not have the fully developed leadership programs that many for-profit corporations use to enhance the skillset of talented staff. As a result, not-for-profits may have a harder time attracting and retaining the high-profile talent they need to become that high-performing organization.

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Topics: Not-for-profit leadership, Executive coach, Internal Coaching, Socratic Method, Leslie Anderson, leadership programs

What Not-For-Profits Stand to Gain (or Lose) from the Latest Tax Reform Plan
Posted by Craig Klein on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:39 AM

Congress took its first steps toward tax reform when both the House and the Senate released versions of their changes to the tax code. The House passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a tax reform bill on November 16. Provisions vary significantly between the House and the Senate versions of the tax reform plan, but they share one element in common: they both have provisions that will affect not-for-profit organizations.

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Topics: executive compensation, Craig Klein, Taxes, Congress, estate tax, Tax Reform, House of Representatives, senate, Charitable contribution planning, not-for-profit tax

Accounting Updates That Affect Not-For-Profit 2017 Financial Statements
Posted by Mark Winiarski on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 03:10 PM

The close of the calendar year provides a good opportunity for not-for-profit organizations with June 30 fiscal year ends to plan ahead. Many accounting standard changes went into effect for 2017 fiscal years. The updates could affect financial statements in multiple places, from adding or changing disclosures to modifications in internal controls over financial reporting.

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Topics: ASU, not-for-profit, FASB, Mark Winiarski, 2017 fiscal year end, Equity Method of Accounting, Consolidation

Data Analytics Drive Compliance Efforts in the 2018 IRS Work Plan for Not-For-Profits
Posted by Betty Isler on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 01:50 PM

Data-driven analytics are here to stay when it comes to compliance enforcement for not-for-profit organizations. The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY2018 Work Plan outlines strategies and approaches that the IRS will use to monitor tax compliance for tax-exempt organizations.

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Topics: not-for-profit, IRS, Non-profits, NFP, tax compliance, Betty Isler, tax exempt bonds, NFP Compliance, 2018 IRS Work Plan, tax-exempt organizations, IRS Work Plan

Tap Into Relief Efforts Without Drilling Too Deep: Tips for Fundraising After a Natural Disaster
Posted by Dyan Reinhold on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Natural disasters and other unexpected, disruptive events can bring out the best in people. Community members want to help in any way they can, and one of the easiest ways to lend a hand is through donations.

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Topics: Dyan Reinhold, non-for-profit, Non-profits, fundraising, Donations, natural disaster, fundraising tips

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