posts tagged as Overhead Myth


By Andrea Wilson | September 26, 2019

Getting Rid of the Gap in Nonprofit Funding

It’s no secret that closing the gap between grant funding and the actual costs of nonprofit operations is an industry-wide challenge, but to date little has been done. BDO is helping change that, in collaboration with some of the country... read more


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... read more


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... read more


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... 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 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... read more


By Adam B. Cole | July 06, 2017

A Nonprofit Liquidity Crisis is Brewing

Nonprofit federal and state funding could be on the chopping block—and few organizations have enough operating reserves to fall back on. Data from Nonprofit Standards, our first annual nonprofit benchmarking survey, provides insight into... read more


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | June 02, 2016

Alert: Changes to Charity Navigator’s Rating System

Influential assessment organization Charity Navigator unveiled a new rating system Wednesday, June 1, that it says gives donors a better picture of organizations’ performance over time.The nonprofit updated seven metrics used for... read more


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | July 14, 2015

The Summer 2015 Nonprofit Standard Newsletter is Now Available

Nonprofits say “impact.” Stakeholders say “prove it.” read more


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Nonprofit & Education Team! – Top Posts of the Year

With the New Year approaching, we’ve taken time to reflect on what has been an exciting year for the nonprofit sector. Here are a few of our top posts from 2014, in case you missed them. read more