posts tagged as Internal Controls


By Michael Conover | December 17, 2018

Compensation Committee Wake-Up Call—The “Other Obstacle” to Leadership Transition

Is your nonprofit prepared for future leadership transitions? Many compensation committees fail to proactively raise the subject of retirement plans and/or succession planning until it’s too late. Here are some common scenarios and... read more


By Adam B. Cole | October 17, 2018

Is Running a Nonprofit with a For-Profit Vision the New Normal?

Does your mission blind you from making critical investments in your organization’s growth? BDO’s latest Nonprofit Standard blog examines three ways nonprofits can adopt a more business-oriented mindset to advance their mission and... read more


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. read more


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 &... read more


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... read more


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... read more


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... read more


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... read more


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... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | January 03, 2018

‘Tis The Season for Gift Card Redemption—Are You Properly Accounting for Them?

For many restaurants, the holiday season brings a bustle of promotions, parties, and gift card sales. Now that the holidays are over and gift cards will soon be spent, if they haven’t already, restaurants must be sure they’re accounting... read more