By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | September 09, 2019

Vet or Forget? The Case for Background Checks for Nonprofit Board Members

Conducting background checks on new board members can seem like a waste of precious resources for a nonprofit organization – but are you willing to accept the risks of inaction? Our latest blog post explores some of the key considerations when bringing on new board members at a nonprofit organization.


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | July 29, 2019

Top 10 Trends in the Nonprofit Industry

Against a backdrop of political, regulatory and economic uncertainty, nonprofits have found themselves tasked with meeting greater demand than ever, while also maintaining financial and operational stability. In our latest blog post, Laurie De Armond and Adam Cole provide an...


By Matthew Cromwell | June 21, 2019

The Uniform Guidance – Five Years and Counting

More than five years after the ratification of Uniform Guidance, compliance continues to prove daunting for nonprofits. For organizations focused on doing good, delegating resources to compliance efforts can be a significant challenge. In this latest Nonprofit Standard blog...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | June 11, 2019

Data Incoming—Nonprofits, See How You Measure Up in this Year’s Benchmarking Survey

To help you excel and overcome challenges, we publish our annual Nonprofit Standards benchmarking survey offering insights on industry metrics in order to lend you perspective on how your organization stacks up to others vying to do good. Get a sense of what not-for-profit...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | May 30, 2019

[VIDEO]: BDO’s Nonprofit Benchmarking Survey Sneak Peek

To help nonprofits in their mission to do good—and to overcome obstacles—we publish our annual survey to offer you insights and data to help understand how your organization measures up to its peers. Take a look at the sneak peek video for highlights of the third annual...


By Tammy Ricciardella | April 24, 2019

Lessons Learned from Implementing ASU 2016-14 – Functional Expenses

Since the Financial Accounting Standards Board released their massive Accounting Standards Update (ASU) for nonprofit financial reporting, one area has caused significant stress—functional expenses. In our latest blog post, Tammy Ricciardella shares lessons for nonprofits to...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | April 08, 2019

A Primer on the New Excise Tax on Nonprofit Compensation

Tax reform introduced a significant tax on certain types of nonprofit compensation. Learn the details, including who owes the taxes, which employees are covered, and what board members and other stakeholders should do to minimize liability.


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | April 04, 2019

From Idea to Impact: 4 Fundamental Elements for Sustainability

People. Governance and compliance. Transparency and communication. Operational and financial management. To sustain your nonprofit organization and take your mission from idea to impact, consider these four critical elements to achieve financial sustainability while maximizing...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | March 28, 2019

Don’t Be a CF-No: How Nonprofit CFOs can Collaborate with Senior Leadership

Explore four key areas where nonprofit CFOs and senior leadership show a disconnect on financial and organizational priorities. Learn how leadership can work together to make decisions that keep the mission the focus, without compromising the organization’s financial health.