posts tagged as Public Charities


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 Laurie De Armond | November 20, 2017

Seven Steps to Carpe Diem on #GivingTuesday

The countdown to #GivingTuesday 2017 is on. Is your nonprofit prepared to seize the day? Laurie De Armond shares seven fundraising and governance strategies to “carpe diem” on November 28. read more


By Lee Klumpp | November 16, 2017

FASB Clarifies How Nonprofits Should Characterize Contributions

On August 3, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU), “Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made.” The ASU is intended... read more


By Lewis Sharpstone | October 05, 2017

Is Your Nonprofit Compliant with State Registration & Audit Requirement Rules?

Did you know that 13 states consider the “donate” button on a nonprofit organization’s website an act of active solicitation in their state? Read an excerpt from the latest Nonprofit Standard newsletter to find out if you’re overlooking... read more


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | September 13, 2017

After Hurricane Devastation, IRS Outlines Ways to Assist

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of Americans, leaving many looking for ways to assist those in need and achieve favorable tax treatment. The IRS has maintained historical guidance and made recent... read more


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | July 20, 2017

The Summer 2017 Nonprofit Standard Newsletter is Live!

For the latest news on nonprofit governance, M&A, and privacy issues, read the Summer edition of the Nonprofit Standard newsletter. 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 12, 2017

Introducing BDO’s First Nonprofit Benchmarking Survey

To help nonprofits assess their key metrics, The BDO Institute for Nonprofit ExcellenceSM developed Nonprofit Standards, a benchmarking survey designed to provide tax-exempt organizations with a barometer to measure... read more


By Laura Kalick | May 18, 2017

What the White House Tax Plan Means for Charitable Giving

The White House’s preliminary tax plan, released in late April, may have implications for individual giving habits, and nonprofits should keep a watchful eye and plan for the potential changes. While the Internal Revenue Code hasn’t seen... read more