The Dynamics and Challenges of Growth

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  • More than 300 nonprofit finance professionals were surveyed across nearly every vertical – including social services, education and healthcare. The discovery was that growth, while broadly defined, is very important to most nonprofit organizations. And the search for additional revenue dollars (whether from donations, grants, services, or other sources) is constant. Download the 2018 Nonprofit […]


Maintaining the Health of Your Nonprofit Budget

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  • The annual budget is a vital management tool for any nonprofit. Working together, the nonprofit’s staff and board members will use the budgeting process to intelligently establish priorities and allot resources for the coming year. But that’s only the beginning of the budget’s lifecycle. Your budget needs to be continuously monitored, assessed, and revised throughout […]


Graham Pelton: Battening Down the Hatches

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  • Shifting political interests and priorities are putting nonprofits that rely on government funding at risk. From health to the environment to the arts and education, nearly all nonprofit sectors will feel the impact of the reprioritization of core social investments. Now, more than ever, your organization matters to the people it helps, serves, and protects. […]


10 Reasons Why Nonprofits Need True Fund Accounting

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  • Many nonprofits use commercial accounting products initially, but as they grow and gain multiple funding sources, they find off-the-shelf accounting software doesn’t meet their unique tracking and reporting needs. Customizing or overlaying features onto commercial software to achieve nonprofit accounting functionality is inefficient, incomplete, and expensive. At worst, it can open the door to costly […]


Abila: Nonprofit Audit Workshop 2018

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  • “Audit” doesn’t have to be a dirty word at your nonprofit! A thorough financial audit gives you a clear picture of how well your organization manages and tracks its funds, which in turn makes you more effective in carrying out your mission. Passing your audit with flying colors builds confidence among donors and staff. Plus, […]


Follow The Clues: A Nonprofit Finance Sleuth Uncovers Fraud

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  • Our latest whitepaper, “FOLLOW THE CLUES: A Nonprofit Finance Sleuth Uncovers Fraud,” tackles the topic of fraud by presenting real-life scenarios as you follow Audie Money, the world’s greatest nonprofit fraud consulting detective. The story uncovers some of the more common ways fraud can occur, by walking you through the scene, the shock, the response, […]


Metrics for Mission Impact Ebook: How Nonprofits Can Strengthen Outcomes through Quantitative Measures

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  • With changing donor expectations, the demand for accountability in nonprofits is increasing rapidly. Now more than ever, nonprofits must be able to truthfully report the revenue-to-program delivery chain, as they walk a tightrope to justify overhead expenditures as an integral component of mission fulfillment. Using advice from sector thought leaders and examples from NetSuite’s nonprofit […]


Year-End Survival Guide, 2017 Edition

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  • In the third edition of our Year-End Survival Guide, we include topics you’ll need to close out your books at the end of the year and prepare for next year, including: Your Budget: Review, Build, Revise, Repeat Closing the Books on 2017 Preparing Your Annual Report Compliance Awareness Pre-Audit Preparation Strategic Planning for 2018 Human […]


Nonprofit Talent Sustainability Strategies

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  • Your team is critical to your mission. Without the guidance of strong leadership or the driving force of sufficient organizational support, nonprofits are left vulnerable to financial, strategic and geopolitical uncertainties. For a limited time, you can download the eBook to find out the top five ways to combat hiring and succession planning obstacles. Plus, […]


Foundation Reporting Study

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  • It’s hard to know exactly what funders want when your nonprofit is going through the grant-writing and reporting processes. At Social Solutions, we went straight to the source, asking funders exactly what they take into consideration when giving out grants and assessing data. And the results are in! Read the Foundation Reporting Study today to learn: What […]


The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Playbook

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  • Communicate, coordinate, and coach your team to become fundraising champs with our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Playbook. Nearly 1/3 of all online donations are made through peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. ons. Our playbook will help you set first-time fundraisers up for success. What You’ll Get: 25 peer-to-peer leadership best practices. How to boost fundraising with social media. 8 […]


The Trust Factor and Nonprofit Financial Management: A Nonprofit’s Guide for Strengthening the Trust Factor

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  • In today’s ever changing landscape, trust is critical for a nonprofit’s success. Trust in internal operations. Trust in reporting. Trust in outcomes. Trust in fulfilling missions. While funding has often been referred to as the lifeblood of an organization, trust is the primary prerequisite. Without trust, there is no gift or grant award This new […]


How to Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

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  • White Paper: How to Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls Let’s say you take a more sensible approach. Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to eat more healthy foods and get more exercise. But you are left wondering, what does that really mean? What exactly am I supposed to put into my mouth? And what […]


Nonprofit Controls Ultimate Compilation Guide

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  • According to the 2016 Global Fraud Study, published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the most prominent organizational weakness that contributed to fraud in its study was a lack of internal controls, which was cited in 29.3 percent of cases, followed by an override of existing internal controls, which contributed to just more than […]


The Non-profit Fiduciaries Handbook

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  • A step-by-step guide to investment strategy for non-profit investors. If you serve on a non-profit Board, non-profit Investment Committee, or are the CFO of a non-profit organization, this reference book was designed for you. The Non-profit Handbook provides practical advice, planning tools, and information on best practices to help you understand and successfully fulfill your […]


Blackbaud Mission Infused CFO

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  • The nonprofit financial world is changing quickly, and the isolated CFO has been rendered obsolete. The future nonprofit CFO is a mission-infused, proactive leader who interacts with a finance-driven program and administrative team. Finance and mission are integrated and inseparable, and it’s important to understand how everything connects. The ultimate goal of the mission-infused finance […]