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.


By Lee Klumpp | June 21, 2018

Are Grants Subject to Revenue Recognition?

Today, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued clarified guidance on accounting for contributions. To help nonprofits understand the changes, the Nonprofit Standard blog outlines a practical example of how to classify a grant and explains how the updated...


By Nonprofit Practice Leaders | June 11, 2018

Nonprofits, Arm Yourselves with Data from our 2018 Benchmarking Survey

In a world where nonprofit watchdogs and well-intentioned stakeholders are scrutinizing nonprofit metrics and outcomes, it’s time to take ownership of your organization’s data. Our new benchmarking survey can help. Read more in the latest post on the Nonprofit Standard blog.


By Laurie De Armond | May 21, 2018

Financial Stewards, Risk Mitigators, Digital Pioneers: What Don’t Nonprofit CFOs Do?

The role of the nonprofit CFO has grown far beyond the four corners of a financial statement. How has it evolved, and what can CFOs do to advance their organization’s mission? Our latest blog post, which recaps the CFO Panel at BDO’s 2018 Annual Nonprofit Summit, offers some...