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Three Ways to Deter Nonprofit Fraud

   7.13.18|

When I hear about fraud in a nonprofit organization, I first think about why anyone would steal, rob, or deceive an entity or individual fighting for a good cause. Frankly, it’s something we really don’t want to think about or imagine. But, unfortunately, it’s reality.

Here’s what the Financial Dictionary says about the types of financial fraud:

How to Plan a Successful Fundraising Event

   7.10.18|

Whether you’re new to organizing fundraising events or just seeking innovative ideas to deliver a successful event, fundraisers should always try to follow the preferred experience of their constituents – including donors, sponsors, and volunteers. You’ll want to create a plan, that encompasses pre-, during, and post-event activities and tasks. Read below for questions and answers you should …

Nonprofit Budget Health Check – Pass or Fail?

   6.15.18|

We’re at the half-year review mark of the budget lifecycle – how would you score your organization’s budget performance? Pass or fail? Do you believe best practices are being followed and milestones are being met?

Is there a way to improve the budget process at the six-month checkup point? The answer is yes! The middle of …

Xperience 2018 Must-Dos for Nonprofit Finance Professionals

   4.11.18|

With 140+ educational sessions, 2,000 professional peers, inspirational keynotes, and a venue like the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, we want to ensure your time at our first ever Community Brands conference, Xperience 2018, is well spent! Here are five suggested must-dos for accounting, finance, and operations professionals:
1.     Review Helpful Information

Letter for your …