How Board Members Can Learn to Spot the Red Flags

Here we go again. A few weeks ago Nonprofit Quarterly reported about the fallout from reports by FEGS Health & Human Services in New York of an unexpected $19.4 million loss:  changes in the executive office and cuts to programs and budgets. Like many others in the sector, one of my first reactions is to ask, “Where was the board?”

Build financial leadership to follow the golden rules

In this blog post, Stephanie Jacobs recaps a recent training about the twelve golden rules of nonprofit finance.

A Nano- Micro- Mini- Nonprofit MBA (Course 1)

In this post, Curt Klotz introduces an opportunity for nonprofit staff to learn about financial management in a way other than higher education: through our blog.

Mission-oriented workplace in action

As Ellen Jefferys-White prepares to start on a new adventure, she reflects on her time at Nonprofits Assistance Fund and what her work has meant to her.

Vetting new economic models: What’s the question?

Kate Barr debriefs the plenary session for the Finance and Sustainability Conference and identifies three questions nonprofits should ask when vetting new ideas.

Correlation, causation, and communication

Steve Boland stresses the importance of using financial reports to tell stories, and the impact those stories can have on the mission of your organization.

Taking our medicine

Kate Barr shares what it means for Nonprofits Assistance Fund to be our own client.

What happens when public budgeting theory meets nonprofit cash flow reality?

What happens when state policy meets daily reality at nonprofits that deliver public services? A very real impact on nonprofits like Minnesota’s charter schools.

The worst financial decision ever

What happens when state policy meets daily reality at nonprofits that deliver public services? A very real impact on nonprofits like Minnesota’s charter schools.

Give your 990 a workout

Now that most nonprofits have filed the new version of the IRS 990, you might be taking a deep breath of relief that you got that big change done with and over. Don’t let the 990 sit in a drawer, though. Kate Barr gives other uses for your 990 to live longer after all the work you invested into it.