nonprofit finance

Nov 22, 2011

Healthy reserves are no accident

While building a reserve fund for your nonprofit takes planning, dedication and discipline, the financial flexibility reserves provide is critical during good times and bad.

Oct 3, 2011

Cutting the budget without hitting an artery

Given the anemic economic environment, nonprofits need to keep accountability and transparency in mind as they decide what to cut – and not cut – from their budgets.

Apr 5, 2011

Unscrambling ‘MRIs’ and ‘PRIs’

Using mission-related investments and program-related investments can help private foundations further their missions, but it’s important to understand the ins and outs of each.

Mar 15, 2011

Bringing accounting into the 21st century

With all the advances in accounting software, it’s time for nonprofits to consider updating their systems, a decision that could save both time and money.

Mar 15, 2011

Nonprofits can address financial challenges

With continuing high unemployment, withering budget cuts by state and local governments and massive cuts in federal spending, nonprofits can take some basic steps to weather the continuing financial storm.

Mar 15, 2011

Accounting lessons from the recession

While there are signs the economy is improving, the pain is far from over and experts says it’s time for nonprofits to heed the painful accounting advice dealt out by the recession if they are to rebuild strong and stable financial bases.

Mar 15, 2011

Nonprofit finance a tool for change

The new economy requires that nonprofits find new ways to think about their finances and assets, and to handle their accounting.

Feb 4, 2011

Understanding and using investment benchmarks

The ‘absolute-return’ benchmark provides the proper framework for making investment decisions and measuring the progress of the institution’s internal or external investment managers.

Jan 7, 2011

Finding new sources of income

In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to look for new ways to generate income. Done with care, nonprofits can benefit from venturing into the commercial arena.

Oct 18, 2010

Government work tough on N.C. nonprofits

Nonprofits across North Carolina are struggling to keep, manage and cover the costs of contracts they receive from federal, state and local governments, a new study says.