August, 2017

Nine best practices to steer nonprofit technology

By Robert Ramsay, CPA, CISA, CITP, CCSFP, Barnes Dennig Working with nonprofit leaders on a regular basis, the questions I get from the executive directors and C-suite personnel typically revolve around, “How deep in the details do I need to be for my organization?” While the answer to this question varies greatly, there are a […]

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Leaders: Do you know what is on your organization’s horizon?

By Sara M. Johnson, FACHE Director, Executive Education,IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI While relaxing on a recent cruise to Cuba, I started thinking about leadership (I know…I can’t help it). Ever an observer and student of leadership and organizational culture I was struck by lessons that can be learned on both […]

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Ball Brothers Foundation: Emphasizing family and community

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Efficient, flexible and patient. These three adjectives guide the funding decisions of the Muncie-based Ball Brothers Foundation, according to Program Officer Jenna Wachtmann. Both Wachtmann and Senior Program Officer Rich Spisak, who came to the foundation just over a decade ago as its first full-time officer, took time recently […]

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Is outsourced accounting right for your NFP?

By Chris Mennel, audit manager, Alerding CPA Group As your nonprofit strives to use its resources as effectively as possible, at some point, you might consider outsourcing the functions that fall under your accounting and financial umbrella. Nonprofits often outsource areas that require specialized knowledge or a significant number of hours, such as payroll processing […]

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