About Justin Morrow

As a Product Marketing Manager, I communicate the benefits of our innovative software solutions to nonprofit, association, and government professionals. I’ve been in the nonprofit technology market for nearly a decade, specializing in integrated fundraising and financial solutions. I’m a native Tar Heel, but have recently moved to Austin, Texas, with my wife Whitney and three young kids who have little choice than to become Longhorn fans, as well.

How Are You Measuring Your Nonprofit’s Performance?


Finance teams have long been the go-to sources for data across a nonprofit organization. They’re routinely asked to provide numbers, pull together metrics, and develop shiny reports for various stakeholders, such as board members and major funders. Oftentimes, these teams find themselves burdened with requests, and struggle to balance their workloads. The seemingly never-ending demands …

Closing the Books on Fiscal Year 2017


For most people, the first week in July revolves around Independence Day celebrations. For many nonprofit organizations (NPOs) though, it represents the first week of their new fiscal year. Yes, on June 30, hundreds of thousands of NPOs officially started to close the books on FY 2017.  Hopefully, they’ve let their finance and accounting staff …

AICPA 2017 Not-for-Profit Conference Highlights


Last week well over 1,500 financial professionals, CPAs, and leaders from the nonprofit sector gathered in Washington, D.C., for the annual AICPA Not-for-Profit Conference. It was my second year in a row attending, and I noticed the crowd had significantly grown – likely attracted by expanded themes with new topics. In total, there were 85 …

Trump’s Proposed Budget and How It Impacts Nonprofits


On the 125th day of the Trump Administration, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its FY 2018 budget proposal. Right from the start they cast it as a vision we can look forward to in nine years by imagining, “… the wonders we could achieve by America’s 250th anniversary of our …

Preparing to Survive a Nonprofit Audit with Technology


Successfully crossing the finish line of a nonprofit audit requires ongoing discipline and intensive preparation from your finance team. In a recent Abila study of nonprofit finance professionals, more than half reported spending two-plus weeks preparing for an audit! To help you along the journey, your financial accounting system is a companion in which you …

Deregulation in the Trump Administration Will Likely Impact Nonprofits


It’s only been a month since President Donald Trump was sworn into office, and it’s clear campaign promises for big changes are coming to fruition. Presidents are typically judged on their actions within their first 100 days in office, and the new administration may set records for change enacted via executive orders and legislation.

For nonprofit …

2017 Nonprofit Finance Prediction: Structural Staffing Changes and the Overtime Rule


As we kick off 2017, both traditional and social media are inundating us with coverage about “jobs, jobs, jobs” – the focal point for the incoming Trump administration. Late last week, Amazon announced plans to hire 100,000 new jobs over the next two years. This comes on the heels of manufacturing companies like Ford and …

10-Point Checklist To Help Nonprofits Prepare for FLSA Overtime Rule Change


In just about two weeks’ time, the Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rule changes will officially go into effect.

It’s clear, the new overtime rule is going to have an impact on the nonprofit sector. And, having recently spoken at the Nonprofit Finance Summit in Washington, D.C. – just blocks from the White …

Compliance and Personnel Big Concerns for Nonprofit Finance Leaders


This summer, we surveyed more than 400 nonprofit finance and accounting professionals to ask them about the challenges they’re experiencing and the trends they’re seeing with compliance, process, and personnel. We recently released the results in our 2016 Nonprofit Finance Study, which has generated a lot of buzz in the short time since its launch.

Last …

The Politics of the New Overtime Rule


In June, we launched our series on the Department of Labor’s revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules on overtime pay. The DOL projects this change could impact more than 4 million American workers when it goes into effect December 2016. In Part II of our series, we explored the uncertainty behind this change and …