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endowment fund

Quasi Endowment Fund vs. Endowment Fund

If you regularly donate large sums of money, but continue to see an unmet social need that you wish to ...
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Nonprofit Connection November

Nonprofit Connection Newsletter: November 2021

In this June 2021 Nonprofit Connection newsletter, our CPAs provide updates and coverage of the following topics: Best Practices When ...
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What Form 990 to File

What Form 990 to File?

The majority of tax-exempt organizations are required to file an annual return called a Form 990. Four different Form 990s ...
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Grant Management

Key Consideration of Grant Management

Over the past year and a half, non-profit organizations have faced significant challenges due to the worldwide COVID pandemic. Organizations ...
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Board Member Financial

The Board Member Role and Financial Responsibilities

A board of directors or trustees is the source of governance and accountability for any nonprofit organization. Board members provide ...
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Nonprofit Connection August

Nonprofit Connection Newsletter: August 2021

In this June 2021 Nonprofit Connection newsletter, our CPAs provide updates and coverage of the following topics: The Board Member ...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

Client Feature and Executive Director Q&A: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley

During the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many organizations and companies were cutting their losses and trimming back services, ...
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What Triggers a Single Audit

What Triggers a Single Audit?

The pandemic has brought many changes to nonprofit organizations, including changes in operations, reduced funding from traditional revenue streams, and ...
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Functional Expense

Recap of Requirements and Common Errors in Functional Expense Reporting

With the implementation of FASB Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 several years ago many organizations were introduced to the concept of ...
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/ / Articles, Nonprofit
nonprofit presentation

ASU Standard Update: Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets (ASU 2020-07)

In September of 2020, the FASB (Financial Accounting Standard Board) issued a new pronouncement regarding the presentation of contributed nonfinancial ...
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