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How Healthy is Your Educational Program?


Pop-up tree stands are appearing along every highway, and the sounds of Christmas music pierce the air wherever you go. Even if have that one neighbor down the street who has yet to take down his Halloween decorations, it officially feels like the holiday season. And, that means the new year is right around the …

How Atlanta Opera Better Equipped Its Board To Meet Legal Duties


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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 …