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.

Hear ye, hear ye – Overhead is over

There was a breakthrough last week for nonprofits. In a joint announcement, Guidestar and other major charity “watchdogs” made a very strong case that overhead ratios are meaningless.

Hit singles – Remixed

At the pace we’re all traveling it’s easy to forget what you said last week, much less a few months ago. It’s interesting, then, when we receive a comment on a past post and go back to re-read it. So much is happening and developing in the nonprofit world that Kate Barr revisits three topics.