Category: "Best Practices"

5 Financial Best Practices for Nonprofits
November 9, 2021
5 Financial Best Practices for Nonprofits

Staying on top of your organization’s finances is extremely important, especially in the nonprofit industry – where every penny goes towards achieving your mission. Not only are a nonprofit’s financial decisions scrutinized by the Board, but nonprofits are also under the microscope of the public. Chyla Graham, President of CNRG Accounting Advisory, says, “if nonprofits…

JMT Consulting and Vena as Life Saving Tools
October 28, 2021
JMT Consulting and Vena as Life Saving Tools

Tools to Navigate a Nonprofit Budget Process In the past few years, we, as a whole, have learned that there’s no excuse for working with outdated technology, especially when it comes to the process of budgeting. When we talk with nonprofits about their budget process, it’s usually accompanied by moans and groans about what an…

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Nonprofits
August 5, 2021
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Nonprofits

Diversity and inclusion are specifically important concepts in the nonprofit sector because nonprofits are created to serve the community, made up of people from different backgrounds including different races, ages, genders, and abilities.

Generating Reliable Revenue for your Nonprofit
July 30, 2021
Generating Reliable Revenue for your Nonprofit

Optimize key sources of revenue for Nonprofits such as fees from programs, goods, or services, government grants, and investments with JMT.

Attributes of Grant-Winning Charities
July 27, 2021
Attributes of Grant-Winning Charities

Grants are usually awarded because the charity presents a set of intangible reasons that helped convince the foundation staff and board to make the commitment How often do we find ourselves feeling more than a touch of envy when we hear of another charity – much like our own – winning a grant? Followed by…

Nonprofit Passion and the Need to Digitally Transform
July 26, 2021
Nonprofit Passion and the Need to Digitally Transform

Nonprofit organizations need very strong fund accounting and grant management support I admit I am new to the technology world of nonprofits, having come from enterprise solutions in the manufacturing and supply chain world for multi-billion-dollar organizations. Though nonprofit organizations tend to be much smaller, that does not seem to make their needs for certain…

Sage Intacct User Management – Creating and Deleting User Accounts
April 21, 2021
Sage Intacct User Management – Creating and Deleting User Accounts

Do you like receiving surprise invoices? Of course not! Who does? At JMT, we want to spare our clients the annoyance and anxiety of receiving unexpected invoices. The main culprit for them? User modifications. Like any workplace, nonprofit organizations experience occasional employee turnover. When staff turnover does occur, however, it is imperative that JMT is looped in…

2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report
March 3, 2021
2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report

The report shares the results of over 500 nonprofit finance leaders who participated in the survey. Hot off the press is the 2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report. Available in the report are the survey results around the topics of funding and donors; programs and services; communication and constituent engagement; market trends; technology; and accounting and…

Protect with Tech: The Importance of Investing in Secure, Modern Technology at Nonprofits
September 23, 2020
Protect with Tech: The Importance of Investing in Secure, Modern Technology at Nonprofits

This post contains the full text transcript of an interview conducted by Paul Clolery (Editor-in-Chief, The NonProfit Times) featuring nonprofit experts Jacqueline Tiso (Founder & CEO, JMT Consulting) and Emily Sachs (Nonprofit Executive & Consultant, Sachs Associates). Read along as they discuss the rising data security risks and other challenges facing organizations in times of…

Sisyphus Looks Inward: Nonprofit Short and Long-Term Decision Making Starts with Honest Self-Assessment
June 22, 2020
Sisyphus Looks Inward: Nonprofit Short and Long-Term Decision Making Starts with Honest Self-Assessment

This article is the second installment in a guest blog series by Russell C. Pomeranz, President and CEO of Claverack Advisory Group. You can click here to read part one, “Sisyphus Had It Easy: The Case for Nonprofits to Prioritize Long-Term Solutions Even When Short-Term Challenges Abound.” Upon finding out in part one of our series…

Two Truths and a Lie: Fundraising in a Pandemic
May 26, 2020
Two Truths and a Lie: Fundraising in a Pandemic

My dear friends, colleagues, soul sisters and brothers in the Development department… I see you. You work your tails off when times are flush, and now in the middle of this pandemic and economic fallout, you’re pushing yourself to even more extreme limits. You carry the weight of the organization’s worry within you. You pore…

Sisyphus Had It Easy: The Case for Nonprofits to Prioritize Long-Term Solutions Even When Short-Term Challenges Abound
April 27, 2020
Sisyphus Had It Easy: The Case for Nonprofits to Prioritize Long-Term Solutions Even When Short-Term Challenges Abound

Philosophers would contend that Sisyphus had it rough, rolling his rock up a hill only to see it roll back before he reached the top – then doing it all again, over and over, in perpetuity. As agonizing as Sisyphus’ plight may have been, it’s nothing compared to the existential financial and mission challenges nonprofit…

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