Category: "Trends"

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a Nonprofit Budget Process In the past few years, we, as a whole, have learned that there’s no excuse for working with outdated technology, especially when it comes to the process of budgeting.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.

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…

Can Nonprofits Make Money?
July 22, 2021
Can Nonprofits Make Money?

In order to function and truly be successful at reaching its goals, a nonprofit must conduct itself as a business, and yes, that means making money It’s a common misconception that nonprofits must end their fiscal year with a balance of zero dollars, or close to it, in order to make their mission successful and…

Nonprofits & Cybersecurity: The Rising Risk of Attack
May 17, 2021
Nonprofits & Cybersecurity: The Rising Risk of Attack

Cybersecurity is becoming a serious issue for nonprofits. Learn why everyone is at risk and how to put effective defenses in place before it’s too late. Nonprofits and Cybersecurity: Why Mission-Driven Organizations are at Increased Risk of Attack Nonprofits are not immune to cyber attacks. On the contrary, they are at greater risk than ever…

3 Essential Technologies Every Nonprofit Finance Department Needs in 2021
April 29, 2021
3 Essential Technologies Every Nonprofit Finance Department Needs in 2021

Is Your Nonprofit Evolving as Technology Evolves? Technology is constantly evolving — and so is your nonprofit and the roles within it. Do you feel confident that your nonprofit is set up in a way that allows it to evolve with a changing technological landscape while still keeping its mission top of mind? If you…

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…

The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits
July 20, 2017
The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planning Timeline for Nonprofits

Excited about launching a #GivingTuesday campaign for your nonprofit but don’t really know where to start? We speak with a lot of nonprofit organizations who have good intentions for #GivingTuesday campaigns but don’t see the outcomes they’d hoped for, largely due to lack of planning. Last year, #GivingTuesday campaigns raised $168 million online in addition…

How to Know When it’s Time to Ditch Quickbooks
May 17, 2017
How to Know When it’s Time to Ditch Quickbooks

As Nonprofits Grow, They Quickly Outgrow Quickbooks Quickbooks offers an effective introductory system for new, small businesses. It’s easy to use, efficient and provides solid reports. However, as nonprofits grow, organizations invariably face new financial management challenges and they quickly find that Quickbooks isn’t a scalable solution for their accounting needs. Data entry and manual…

Fairly Comparing the Cost of Cloud Applications to Traditional Software
March 3, 2015
Fairly Comparing the Cost of Cloud Applications to Traditional Software

As a nonprofit, comparing a subscription-based (SaaS) cloud application for finance or donor management to similar traditional installed client/server application can be confusing. It is easy, but misleading, to focus on licensing alone as the basis of comparison.  In fact, this is not an apples-to-apples comparison since many of the costs associated with applications installed…

Independence from Sage for Sage Nonprofit Solutions
February 19, 2013
Independence from Sage for Sage Nonprofit Solutions

The Sage Nonprofit Organization is Being Kept Intact Last week the news broke that Sage Group PLC, the UK-based company that owns Sage North America and many software brands worldwide, was planning to sell Sage Nonprofit Solutions along with a number of other products as part of its stated goal to become more focused on…

Follow Us
Subscribe to Blog Updates