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How Atlanta Opera Better Equipped Its Board To Meet Legal Duties

   2.23.17|

Some of your board members have very altruistic reasons for joining your nonprofit’s board. They believe in your mission. They connect with the population you serve. They, a family member, or friend has been the personal recipient of your work. Or, perhaps they’re just selflessly philanthropic, and want to give back, in some way, to …

Giving Back This Veterans Day

   11.11.16|

Another Veterans Day is upon us, and to millions across the country and beyond, it represents a day of remembrance, bravery, thankfulness, grace, and honor.

My husband and I both come from military families. His father served as an Army Lieutenant within the “Old Ironsides” 173rd Infantry Brigade during the Vietnam War, while my grandfather …

2016 AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference Debrief and Takeaways

   7.6.16|

Last week CPA firms and nonprofit finance and accounting professionals from across the country descended on our nation’s capital to attend the annual AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference.

Given so many recent regulation changes – between the Affordable Care Act (ACA), audits, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and more – it wasn’t a surprise to find …

The Road to AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference

   6.17.16|

This year’s AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference is focused on the pursuit of possibilities for your organization. Personally, I’m definitely in pursuit of knowledge and much more as I prepare to pack my bags and digest the vast list of conference sessions.

Designed to unite certified public accountants (CPAs) and finance professionals who work across the nonprofit …

Happy Fiscal New Year!

   4.14.16|

Tax day is upon us, and with it comes one of the biggest financial events of the year – Fiscal New Year!

Okay, maybe it’s only the CPAs around the country really celebrating the passing of April 15, but you don’t have to be an accountant to get a kick out of one of our favorite …

Human Resources: The Value Add Possibly Left Behind

   4.8.16|

When you’re young, impressionable, and just trying to navigate your way through the corporate game of Chutes and Ladders it’s important to find a rock steady influence who can stand beside you at every fork in the road. For me this was my VP of HR at my previous company. She was a force to …

Mission: Interrupted

   12.7.15|

A media roundup from the Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Study

It’s only been five short weeks since the release of Abila’s Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Study, but the buzz around its key findings are shining a spotlight on the many layers of complexity and nuance found in the world of nonprofit accounting.

According to our 300-plus survey …

5 Tips to Building a Resume That Lands The Interview

   8.21.15|

Nowadays landing a job interview can seem like it requires a mastery in networking or just plain luck. In reality, there is an art to crafting a resume that helps get you noticed, leaves the perfect first impression, and lands you the interview you’ve been hoping for.

Whether you’re a finance veteran to the nonprofit space …