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Nonprofit Accountants: Time for Tax Prep!


It’s that time of year again. And no – I don’t just mean the holidays. With the end of the year just around the corner, you’re probably making your way through a long list of tasks to close out 2018 and prepare for 2019, including closing your books, reviewing and finalizing budgets, fully prepping for your audit, and putting the …

Transaction Terrors, Payroll Poltergeists, Audit Boogeymen, OH MY!


It’s that time of year again! Ghosts, goblins, and other ghoulous creatures are all making an appearance in search of treats. And, while this is a fun and spooky time of year for people of all ages, it’s also the perfect time to take a step back and think about the real horror. You know, …

AI is Revolutionizing Fundraising


Artificial intelligence is at its best when it augments, accelerates, and multiplies a person. This is just one of the thought-provoking morsels shared by Adam Martel, CEO of Gravyty, during his education session earlier this week at Community Brands user conference, Xperience 2018.

Martel got the idea for his company, which he launched in 2016, during …

How to Make the Most Out of AFP 2018


There’s a lot to do at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s International Fundraising Conference (AFP 2018). Set for next Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17 in New Orleans, the annual event promises to be jam packed with people, sessions, and exhibition booths. Without proper planning, it could be overwhelming!

We’ve got you covered, though, with …

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for 18NTC in NOLA


It’s almost time for the Nonprofit Technology Network’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, and we could not be more excited! This year’s event, held this Wednesday through Friday, April 11 through 13 in the beautiful city of New Orleans, offers more than 120 educational sessions. The only downside to the conference will be that we can’t …

Nonprofit Spring Cleaning: 5 Programs and Services Headaches to “Clean Up” with Fund Accounting


If your nonprofit provides programs and services, chances are they’re more than a valued and central resource to the community – they’re a crucial source of revenue and core to fulfilling your mission.

Unfortunately, we know managing these programs and services can be complex on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. In our latest …

“X” Marks the Spot for Interesting Nonprofit Research


Nonprofit fundraisers: If you sent the average subscriber on your list about 50 email messages last year, you’re pretty much on par with your peers, according to the 2016 M+R Benchmarks Study.

Titled “Benchmarks X,” the newly-released study includes 105 participants across eight sectors and is intended to be a tool to help nonprofit professionals compare …

Content is (Donor) Money!


The saying, “Content is King” is so last year. Because, now we know, “Content is Money.”

Released just last week, the Donor Loyalty Study reports that 72 percent of donors say poor content could make them stop giving to a specific nonprofit. That’s right – seven out of 10 donors!

Now for the million dollar question: What …

Your Magic Bullet for Healthy EOY Fundraising


What if I told you that you already have the “magic bullet” you need to boost your fundraising impact during this all-important Giving Season?

WHAT IS IT, you ask?

It’s your supporters – who actually represent thousands of magic bullets. By harnessing the tremendous power and expansive reach of your supporters’ social media networks you’ll find the …

A Horror Movie Guide to Surviving Bad Board Meetings


Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m a huge fan of horror movies. Yep. And, I can talk about why horror is important all day long. Even though some may think horror movies are just ludicrous, there’s still something to be learned from all of them. Whether that movie includes serial killers, poltergeists, …