By Paul Jan Zdunek | April 18, 2018

Mission Matters

A nonprofit mission statement is more than just words – it represents everything an organization stands for. But what are the ingredients for a strong mission statement that communicates impact?


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | March 20, 2018

10 Things Keeping Internal Audit Up at Night – Part 2

The internal audit function is vital to the health of any nonprofit, regardless of mission or scope, but often deals with challenges from regulations to resources. This is part two in our series on what keeps internal audit up at night. This part 2 highlights additional areas...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | March 15, 2018

10 Things Keeping Internal Audit Up at Night – Part 1

The internal audit function is vital to the health of any nonprofit, but faces many challenges both internally and externally. We’re reviewing the top ten things keeping internal audit up at night in a two-part series on the Nonprofit Standard blog.


By Andrea Wilson | March 08, 2018

Too Much of a Good Thing? Don’t Get Lost in the Hype of New Fundraising Tech

New technology holds the potential to revitalize tired fundraising campaigns, but the latest digital craze is not the be-all and end-all. In a new Nonprofit Standard blog on the continued relevance of traditional fundraising tactics, Andrea Wilson encourages nonprofits to...


By Karen Schuler | March 02, 2018

Nonprofits Can’t Afford to Ignore GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the most sweeping change to data privacy in twenty-plus years—goes into effect this May, and nonprofits can’t afford to assume it doesn’t apply to them. Organizations with EU-based employees, presences, donors, grantees, or service...


By Andrea Wilson | February 22, 2018

Survival Tips for the New Era of Fundraising

For nonprofits looking to stand out in an increasingly crowded giving landscape, experimenting with new giving models and integrating new technology into your current campaigns could help you stand out from the crowd. Read the latest BDO Nonprofit Standard blog for three tips...


By Andrea Wilson | February 15, 2018

Shaking Off the Stigma of Indirect Costs

The “burden” of indirect costs remains one of the top concerns for both nonprofit organizations and their donors. Faced with limitations on indirect cost recovery from private foundations, shrinking federal dollars, and the increasing costs of program oversight, organizations...


By Karen Schuler | January 19, 2018

Nonprofits are Not Immune to Maintaining Data Privacy

It is 6 a.m. and you receive a call from your chief financial officer that your donor data has been stolen. What do you do? To help nonprofits implement a data privacy program, Karen Schuler outlines a five-step process that organizations can employ to better protect the...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | January 10, 2018

Webinar: Tax Reform—The Effect on Nonprofits

Tax reform is now a reality—is your nonprofit ready for the changes? Join BDO’s Nonprofit and Education practice leaders on Thursday, January 18 at 1 p.m. EST for our “Tax Reform—The Effect on Nonprofits” webinar to learn about the key provisions of the new law and how they...