By Andrea Wilson | October 25, 2018

Funding Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit leaders recognize the need to innovate, yet they operate in a resource-constrained reality. Many organizations are ensnared in the “starvation cycle” and are forced to consistently underfund critical infrastructure like technology in order to keep their programs up and running. What can nonprofits do to bridge their resource gap and allocate, or secure, the funds to innovate?

By Michael Conover | October 10, 2018

Pay Data for Comparative Compensation Decisions


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | September 14, 2018

Nonprofits' New Commuter Headache: Tax on Transportation Benefits

Does your tax-exempt organization provide transportation and parking benefits to employees? If so, you may have another commuter headache: a new tax. Under the tax reform law, many nonprofits that provide transportation and parking benefits will likely be required to pay...


By Lewis Sharpstone | September 04, 2018

5 Suggestions to Perfect Your Audit Committee Charter

Most nonprofits already have good audit committee charters, but why settle for good? Consider taking five steps to strengthen your audit committee charter and go beyond one that simply articulates the committee’s core responsibilities.


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | August 21, 2018

Privacy Is a Must Have These Days–Guide to Implementing a Holistic Privacy Program

Now that GDPR is officially in effect, it’s time for nonprofits to think about developing a holistic privacy program. In this new era of data privacy, it’s essential for organizations to keep employees apprised of new privacy requirements, embrace recordkeeping and instill...


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 Marc Berger | July 27, 2018

Significant Rule Change for Tax-Exempt Organizations Reporting Donor Information

New IRS guidelines eliminate the need for certain tax-exempt organizations to report donor information in their annual tax filings. The move is designed to reduce compliance costs for organizations and the IRS, and to keep donor information more secure. BDO’s latest Nonprofit...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | July 18, 2018

IRS Guidance Removes Obstacle to Restructuring Tax-Exempt Organizations

New guidance from the IRS makes it easier for many nonprofits to restructure or enter a merger, while retaining their tax-exempt status. The Nonprofit Standard blog explains what’s changed.


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.