By Laurie De Armond | August 09, 2018

Maintaining Single Audit Quality in a Time of Change

For government auditors, the release of the new Yellow Book on Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards means they will need to navigate significant changes while maintaining a focus on quality.


By Joe Sremack | July 10, 2018

An Introduction to Robotic Process Automation for Nonprofits

Robotic process automation (RPA) is helping both for-profit and nonprofit organizations do more with less. How are businesses using it today, and how can nonprofits adapt it for their needs? Joe Sremack, director of BDO’s Data Analysis & Software Robotics practice, explains...


By Michael Conover | July 02, 2018

Excise Tax ‘Bite’ on Nonprofit Compensation

The new tax reform law included a lot of provisions important to nonprofits, including a 21 percent excise tax on executive compensation. Our latest blog post has details.


By Lee Klumpp | June 21, 2018

Are Grants Subject to Revenue Recognition?

Today, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued clarified guidance on accounting for contributions. To help nonprofits understand the changes, the Nonprofit Standard blog outlines a practical example of how to classify a grant and explains how the updated...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | June 11, 2018

Nonprofits, Arm Yourselves with Data from our 2018 Benchmarking Survey

In a world where nonprofit watchdogs and well-intentioned stakeholders are scrutinizing nonprofit metrics and outcomes, it’s time to take ownership of your organization’s data. Our new benchmarking survey can help. Read more in the latest post on the Nonprofit Standard blog.


By Laurie De Armond | May 21, 2018

Financial Stewards, Risk Mitigators, Digital Pioneers: What Don’t Nonprofit CFOs Do?

The role of the nonprofit CFO has grown far beyond the four corners of a financial statement. How has it evolved, and what can CFOs do to advance their organization’s mission? Our latest blog post, which recaps the CFO Panel at BDO’s 2018 Annual Nonprofit Summit, offers some...


By Marc Berger | May 15, 2018

Could the Universal Charitable Deduction Wish Come True?

The tax reform bill included several important changes to charitable giving and is predicted to cause a $12-$20 billion decline in donations. But a new bill introduced in the House could help bridge that gap and grant a long-standing wish for the nonprofit community: a...


By Lee Klumpp | May 09, 2018

A New Tool for Evaluating Nonprofit Financial Fitness

How can you determine if your nonprofit is financially fit? Liquidity is an important part of the equation. Learn more about liquidity and new disclosure changes in our latest blog.


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | May 03, 2018

The Integration of Data Privacy into a Data Governance Program

What makes an effective nonprofit data privacy program? One that aligns with an organization’s business, involves key stakeholders, and includes ongoing monitoring and controls, among other factors. Read the Nonprofit Standard’s latest blog post for best practices on how to...