Tax Exempt & Government Entities Fiscal Year 2020 Compliance Program

Posted by Robert E. Mattern, CPA In October of 2019 the IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities (TE/GE) division issued its Fiscal Year 2020 Program Letter. The Program Letter discusses the TE/GE’s priorities and key areas of focus for the upcoming year. It is also meant to aid in TE/GE’s mission of providing their customers (you!) top quality service by … Continued

Is Venmo Fundraising the Next Big Thing for Nonprofits?

Posted by Michael H. Abernathy Jr., CPA In a world of constantly changing donor demographics, nonprofit organizations need to be innovative when it comes to fundraising. According to a research study done by the Pew Research Center, millennials surpassed both boomers and gen-x’ers in 2016 to become the largest generational cohort in the U.S. workforce; this makes a societal wealth … Continued

Essential Resources for Delaware Nonprofits

Posted by Jonathan D. Moll, CPA Managing a nonprofit organization can be a challenging task. It takes passion and drive to create, refine, and implement programs that serve the community or members. Whether it’s a trade association of Delaware dentists or an organization that delivers supplemental educational services to Wilmington’s youth, the challenges are many. For example, managing volunteers, attracting … Continued

Board Size: Achieving the Right Number of Directors

Posted by Michael H. Abernathy, CPA Of the many decisions that a nonprofit organization needs to make, setting standards for board-member size may not be at the top of the priority list; yet this decision is critical for the health and competence of the entire organization. Bylaws specifying an ideal range for board size, rather than establishing a fixed number … Continued

How Does ASU 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) Impact Nonprofits?

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) – An Overview for Not-for-Profit Organizations Accounting Standard Update (ASU) 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) was issued in June 2016 and becomes effective for nonprofit entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within fiscal … Continued

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ASU 2016-14 – Presentation of Operating Cash Flows

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on not-for-profit financial statements. ASU 2016-14 is effective for not-for-profit organizations with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (calendar year 2018 or fiscal year 2019). ASU 2016-14 focuses … Continued

ASU 2016-14 – Liquidity and Availability of Resources

Posted by Christina K. Bell, CPA In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on nonprofit financial statements. ASU 2016-14 is effective for nonprofit organizations with annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 (calendar year 2018 or fiscal year 2019). ASU 2016-14 focuses … Continued

ASU 2016-14 – Investment Return

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on not-for-profit financial statements.